Lead Law Compliance

In 2010, Powers Plumbing became certified with the EPA and the City of San Diego to comply with lead laws that effect all contractors who work at your house.

Lead laws impact all residential projects.  The idea is to protect residents from lead exposure during plumbing, painting or other construction repairs.  It affects all homes that were built before 1978 and comes into play when the plumber or contractor needs to open a wall space six square feet inside or 20 square feet outside.  If these conditions exist, then the plumber must be certified to open the wall.  The safety measures taken by the certified contractor are the same types of measures that we have taken for years on the job site. They include isolating the area and removing debris from the site.  We want you to be aware of these new procedures that we will follow to comply with the new laws.

Here are three points to provide to a contractor if you are having renovation work done.  

  1. Is the house built before 1978?  Many of the houses in central San Diego were built before 1978.  This law is to provide protection from lead exposure. If the house has been renovated since 1978 and lead has already been removed then the new regulations would not apply. 
     
  2. Is the resident pregnant or are there any children under age 6 present on a regular basis or is this a school/preschool?  These populations are more susceptible to lead so additional precautions may be necessary.
     
  3. Is the situation an emergency?  If there is a plumbing emergency it can be dealt with.

Call us for more information about any project that requires opening up a wall space so that it is handled in the proper manner.  Homeowners or tenants should take a moment to download an informational pamphlet from the EPA called Renovate Right.

Powers Plumbing is Lead Safe Certified by the EPA #NAT-87373-1 for purposes of Section 402 of TSCA.

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Services We Offer

Below are just a few of the services we offer. To learn more, visit our Service & Repair and Remodel pages.

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Kitchen Remodels
  • Bathroom Remodels
  • Water Heater installation
  • Tankless Water heater installation
  • Clogged Drains Cleared
  • Gas Leak re-pipe
  • Toilet repairs /installations
  • BBQ Hook Ups
  • Floor Furnace services
  • Gas Lines and Pipes moved
  • Log Lighters
  • Pipe systems - for gas or water
  • Property Manager assistance
  • Relining sewer pipes
  • Sewer Line Camera Inspection/Sewer leak Detection
  • Slab leaks repaired
  • Sprinkler / Irrigation Systems
  • Fixture / Appliances installed
  • Water Leaks repaired
  • Water Filter Systems
  • Wall Heater service