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When planning a home renovation in one of Madison’s beautiful older neighborhoods, special consideration should be given to safely handling lead paint.  Any remodeling project on a home built before 1978 is at risk for having lead paint on the walls.  According to the Wisconsin Department of health, lead exposure in young children can cause a range of health and behavioral effects. To help eliminate this risk Wisconsin has created a program to certify home builders and renovation companies.

As you choose a home remodeler or builder in Madison, ask if they are a Certified Lead Free Contractor.  With this certification you can feel confident that when construction begins  on your kitchen, bathroom, or other living space they will use safe methods to handle any lead paint.  It may take a little extra research, but having the right contractor will make your home renovation not only beautiful but safe!