Vital information to assist Tampa homeowners in hiring a professional residential contractor.
The proper selection of a residential contractor is an essential element of your home repair project. When you start the planning process of your remodeling project, choosing a home repair or remodeling contractor to bid on the project should involve meticulous planning and careful thought and almost always has to start with architect's drawings to begin the permitting process with the City of Tampa and Hillsborough County. We will also have to obtain permits for all exterior door and window replacements.
If your home is pre-1978 some components could contain lead and fall under the EPA’s lead-based paint renovation, repair, and painting (RRP) program rules for contractors, property managers, and others who disturb known or presumed lead-based paint during renovation and can only be work on by EPA certified contractors
Under the Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) Rule. As an EPA lead-safe Contractor Phil's Handy Service, Inc is, Authorized to work on homes, schools and child care facilities, built before 1978 in Tampa
Florida, all US States, Tribes, and Territories as well as Guam and Puerto Rico.
Ordinary renovation activities like cutting, sanding, and demolition will create lead dust, and chips hazard, lead-based paint, when disturbed 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 law, 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.