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Lead Safe Work Practices for Mankato HomeownersWe Treat Your Home Like It’s Our Home

Many Homes in the Mankato/North Mankato Area
Were Built Before 1978 and May Contain Lead Based Paint

To Protect Your Family from the Risks of Lead Based Paint
Please Carefully Read this Important Information

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) passed a new law that became effective on April 22, 2010. The law is designed to protect homeowners, their families and contractors that perform remodeling and renovation on their home from the risks of lead hazards.

If your home was built prior to 1978 it is very likely that it contains lead based paint.

Home remodeling and renovation projects typically have sanding, cutting and demolition of existing parts of your home. Any of these construction activities can create a health risk for your family by disturbing lead-based paints.

Steve and Randy support this very important legislation because lead based paint can cause some very nasty health issues.

Unfortunately, some remodeling contractors are still not certified. Don’t take the risk of someone that is not properly trained in lead safe work practices. If you do hire them you could be exposing your family and your children to lead poisoning.

Take the simple step of asking for proof of their certification before you meet with them.

All home remodeling and home renovation companies play an important role in helping to prevent lead exposure. By following lead-safe work practices, certified contractors can prevent hazardous lead exposure.

After April 22, 2010 the new laws became effective. Federal law requires painting and other contractors to be certified and to use lead-safe work practices. To become certified, renovation contractors must submit an application and fee payment to EPA.

The full context of the law can be viewed at

The following is a brief excerpt from the new regulations.

Who Must Follow the 2008 Lead Rule’s Requirements?

In general, anyone who is paid to perform work that disturbs paint in housing and child-occupied facilities built before 1978, this may include, but is not limited to:

  • Residential rental property owners/managers
  • General contractors
  • Special trade contractors, including:
    • Painters
    • Plumbers
    • Carpenters
    • Electricians

What Activities Are Subject to the Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Program?

In general, any activity that disturbs paint in pre-1978 housing and child-occupied facilities, including:

  • Remodeling and repair/maintenance
  • Electrical work
  • Plumbing
  • Painting
  • Carpentry
  • Window replacement

Whether your home was built before 1978 or not, if you are ready to update your home we can help.

Every legitimate contractor in the Mankato/North Mankato area will be able to provide you with their answers and the written evidence to back up their answers.

3 Brothers provides many services for our clients including extensive remodeling projects like: kitchens, bathrooms, basement refinishing, decks, ramps, handicap accessibility, windows and water damage repairs (Click Here to See All of the Services We Provide).

Steve and Randy Macgregor can take care of those handyman projects that are on your “to do” list but never seem to get done. You can also have the benefit of our 39 years of combined experience for all of your handyman projects like: deck and stair repair, siding and trim repair, appliance installation, drywall and plaster repair, ceramic tile repair and caulking, deadbolt installation and door repair and so much more. (Click Here to See All of Our “Handyman” Services).