Tested and Certified HEPA vacuums that meet or exceed all requirements of EPA renovation, repair and painting rule (RRP).
Effective April 22, 2010, the EPA's RRP rule requires all types of contractors to be certified at lead-safe work practices if they work in a home or child-occupied building built prior to 1978. The purpose of lead-safe work practices is to prevent contractors from creating a dangerous lead dust hazard while on the job. The EPA and many individual States now require the use of a HEPA vacuum when performing the following operations:
►Sanding, Grinding & Cutting
The following Pullman-Holt HEPA Vacuums are designed specifically to be used with electric power tools and dust management. Both models have a 110V power outlet on the vacuum motor head. The operator plugs their power tool directly to the vacuum. When the operator turns the power tool on, the vacuum turns on. When the operator turns the power tool off, the vacuum runs for an additional 7 second (to allow dust to travel through the hose) and then the motor shuts off.
Pullman-Holt's 390 Canister HEPA Vacuum is an ideal fit for RRP because it allows hook-up of an electric brush head or beater bar to remove embedded lead dust from carpeted floors. Choose from an air-powered brush head (no power cord required), or an electric brush head with a power cord that plugs directly into a convenience outlet mounted on the base of the 390 HEPA.
To be certain you have a HEPA Vacuum that meets the RRP regulation, be sure it's equipped with a HEPA filter that is individually tested and certified to provide a minimum efficient of 99.97@ at .3 microns. If your HEPA filter does not have a test and certification label affixed to the filter housing, you have no way of knowing if your vacuum is exhausting dangerous particles back into the air and making your lead dust problem even worse.