Local Contractor Does Second Extreme Remodel On HGTV
West Long Branch Mark Of Excellence Remodeling Inc., based in West Long Branch, is proud to announce their participation again in the HGTV show Home Rules. The episode is scheduled to air on Tuesday, May 25th at 9 p.m. Each week the program introduces a new family with an untenable living situation. The Home Rules experts sort out what changes need to be made in their lifestyle and home, and they assemble a team to tackle the unique challenges and reconstruct the perfect home.
Mark of Excellence was selected as general contractor for the remodeling of a home in Middletown that is the focus of the twelth episode of Home Rules. They had just four days to complete all the necessary demolition, construction and finishing, while the homeowners were sent to stay elsewhere. The work was quite extensive, and the family was unaware of exactly what changes were being made.
Mark of Excellence Remodeling has been in business for over 20 years, and has developed an outstanding reputation for home improvements. The company has won a number of both trade and consumer awards and offers customers unique design and build services, green remodeling and professional handyman services. For more information about Mark of Excellence, please visit www.markofexcellence.com or call 800-734-3737.
Effective April 22nd, 2010, the EPA put a lead safe work practices law into effect that must be used by renovation firms when working on homes built prior to 1978.Â Then later that afternoon, they made an announcement thatÂ they were taking away the opt-out provision that allowed homeowners to allow contractors to renovate their homes without using lead safe work practices.Â See below for more information….
On April 22nd, the EPA has announced it is eliminating the “opt-out” provision that currently allows a homeowner to “waive” the use of lead safe work practices by a renovation firm.Â At this time the change has not been published in the Federal Register, so the legal specifics of this modification are not yet available. We hope some reasonable time period has been allowed by which the opt-out can be phased out of practice by contractors, perhaps allowing continued use for at least a 2-3 month period.
At the moment, we are waiting for the actual regulatory text which will have a major influence on the manner in which contractors are expected to address this change.
The EPA has also announced it will require remodeling firms to provide a copy of their records demonstrating compliance with lead safe practices to the owner (or occupant, if different) of the building being renovated.Â In addition, the EPA announced its intention to propose lead safe regulations for remodeling/renovations on the exteriors of public and commercial buildings.
Mark of Excellence Remodeling,Â Inc.