Sunday, September 9, 2018

Phil's Handy Service, Inc. has a new website deticated to Kitchens and bathroom Remodeling

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Approaching the second anniversary of the RRP Rule enforcement date

As we are approaching the second anniversary of the RRP Rule enforcement date only a small number of contractors have chosen to follow the law. Although over 70% of the homes in old Tampa Florida are pre 1978 I myself have not been able to find RRP certified electricians, plumbers, or any other subs in Tampa. I constantly am put in the position of the contractor called to fix the mess left by unlicensed individuals and sometimes licensed but not RRP Certified. Who have engaged in uncontained remodeling dusting the entire house with possible lead dust. Sadly I have to walk away due to the liability issues. I know the effects of Lead in children and I don’t care if its 6 square inches of lead paint being disturbed everyone gets a Renovate right pamphlet and every job gets contained! has a Page rank of 2. I would like offer a website link exchange to any RRP certified firm the only criteria is your website must post your EPA Certification number.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Lead in Tampa Homes

Federal law now requires that contractors, property managers, and others who disturb known or presumed lead-based paint during renovation must be EPA certified renovators, certified in lead-safe work practices if their work disturbs more than 6 square feet of paint on the interior or a 20-square-foot section on the exterior of homes and child care facilities built before 1978. The older your home is, the more likely it contains lead-based paint, which can turn into fine, ingestible dust, if disturbed. Over 70 % of Tampa Homes in zip codes 33629 Palma Ceia, 33611 South Tampa, 33606 Hyde Park, 33604 Seminole Heights and Davis Island who were built before 1978, are testing positive for lead paint, and do pose a high threat to children if lead - safe practices are ignored.
There are many misconceptions about lead, People seem to think lead is a problem of the past. People still believe that kids can only get lead poisoning by eating paint chips and that it's a problem with parenting and not with housing. This is not the case. Lead dust created during renovations pose the highest lead poison threat to children.
Though children below the age of 6 are at the greatest risk. Health experts say anyone can be poisoned by lead. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates some 250,000 U.S. children between the ages of 1 and 5 suffer from lead poisoning. According to EPA, over one million kids have been poisoned by lead from old paint and uncontained renovations, meaning they have more than 10 micrograms of lead per deciliter of blood. Children who have elevated blood lead levels can experience developmental and behavioral problems down the line.

Lead Paint

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Certified EPA lead - safe Contractor

Phil's Handy Service, Inc. is an EPA lead-safe Contractor, under the Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) Rule. Authorized to do work on and in homes, child care facilities, and schools built before 1978 in TampaFlorida, all US States, Tribes, and Territories as well as Guam and Puerto Rico. EPA Certification # NAT-26458-1

Under Federal Law
Common renovation activities like sanding, cutting, and demolition can create hazardous lead dust and chips by disturbing lead-based paint, which can be harmful to adults and children.To protect against this risk, on April 22, 2008, EPA issued a rule requiring the use of lead-safe practices and other actions aimed at preventing lead poisoning. Under the rule, beginning April 22, 2010, contractors performing renovation, repair and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint in homes, child care facilities, and schools built before 1978 must be certified and must follow specific work practices to prevent lead contamination.