Shields’ course completion allows Kendal Homes to become a Lead Safe Certified Firm. Proper handling of any lead based paint or surface requires specific methods to contain the dust and debris so as not to contaminate people in the general vicinity of the work being performed. These practices must be carried out on any disturbed, interior area larger than 6 square feet or on an exterior with 20 or more square feet of disturbance.
Lead paint poisoning currently affects more than one million children. Lead impacts both children and adults with adverse health effects include including damage to the brain and nervous symptoms, slowed growth, high blood pressure, memory and concentration problems, nerve disorders and other medical issues. “We are committed to not only completing renovations that homeowners love, but doing it in such a manner that keeps their most precious belongings, their family, safe and healthy,” commented Bruce Shields, Director of Construction at Kendal Homes.