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Vacuum Cleaner Sales and Repair
Vacuum not working? Before you buy a new one, check for these common issues.
Experts say more awareness is needed about the EPA's lead-certification law for contractors. (Photo by Eldon Lindsay)
Lead Paint Removal
Lead-safe practices require contractors disturbing lead paint to hold both firm and individual renovator certification. Know what to look for and how to verify.
Dr. Nicholas Newman of Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center says the miniscule amount of lead dust in this vial is enough to raise blood lead levels if inhaled or eaten. (Photo courtesy of Newman)
Lead Paint RemovalFamily Medicine
Once lead gets into your body, it's hard to get rid of it or undo the damage. Follow these tips to lower your risk.
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Lead Paint Removal
Planning a home improvement project that involves disturbing walls with old paint?
Angie’s List member Steve T. of San Diego hired highly rated Paintgreen to remove lead paint from his garage. He says company owner, John Ray, “was patient and went over and beyond to make sure all work was done to the letter of the law.” (Photo courtesy of Steve T.)
House Painting | Exterior PaintingInterior PaintingLead Paint Removal
Millions of homes built before 1978 still contain lead paint. EPA guidelines now mandate safe cleaning practices for lead paint removal, but not all contractors follow the rules.