Starting out in the drywall business can be a rewarding skill to learn and grow in. It can be profitable because people are always having issues with holes, textures, as well as remodeling projects with new installations. But, one of the things that can be questionable for the newcomer is where do I start with my pricing? We want to leave this blog open for questions and hopefully other professionals will come on board with their insight into how they price projects and what is reasonable when just starting out.
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When it concerns lead, many homeowners that I have spoken with in Dover and New Philadelphia, Ohio are unaware of the dangers associated with it. For example, just this year, Reuters Canada noted that 28 children in Africa were killed from drinking out of a lead-contaminated water source, left there by the mining industry. Lead is dangerous and it is not to be taken lightly! There are many homes all over Tuscarawas County that have this dangerous neurotoxin on them. In fact, the EPA reported that 87% of homes built before 1940 and 69% of homes between 1940-1960 have lead paint on them. It can often be seen as peeling or flaking paint that falls to the ground, or as small as a dust particle which is then breathed into your body. Often kids will eat the paint chips because they have a sweetness to them. However, the most common way for a child to become contaminated is through dust. Lead dust is commonly found on windowsills in older homes. This is why it is so important that if you have an older home, you need to call a lead-certified company to come out and take a look. They can test it just to be certain there are no hazards present. Additionally, it doesn't just affect children. Adults, can get permanent brain damage. In fact, some of the symptoms of lead poisoning are: fatigue, irritability and nervousness. Overall, the key idea that I am trying to convey is that lead is very dangerous and before attempting to disrupt any lead surfaces on your home, please call a lead-certified company first. Your safety is important to us.
Payne, Julia. (2015, May 15). At Least 28 Children Killed by Lead Poisoning in Nigeria. Reuters Canada. Retrieved from http://ca.reuters.com/article/topNews/idCAKBN0O013I20150515
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. (2010). The Lead-safe Certified Guide to Renovate Right. Washington, D.C.: Author.
Vyas, Shayan. (2015, Feb 1). "Lead Poisoning." KidsHealth - the Web's Most Visited Site about Children's Health. The Nemours Foundation. Retrieved from http://kidshealth.org/parent/firstaid_safe/home/lead_poisoning.html#
Enderby Contractors is proud to announce that we are a lead-safe certified company. If we can help in any way, please call us at: 330-323-1142
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This year we were fortunate enough to tack the big job of painting the Carriage House Museum located behind the Reeves Mansion in Dover, Ohio. It was a big job, but we tackled it nicely with the Lord's hand in it all the way.
This is one of the car's featured in the museum.
We were especially careful to cover it up as we meticulously worked on the ceilings.
This five picture series was of the front office area.
We especially liked featuring these because of the nice color scheme.
This is the old horse stall. It was originally a dark green color, but Tammy (the manager) picked out this red and hit it right on the money because it truly made it stick out and bring attention to what had been mostly hidden before.
If you need painting for your house in the Midland Odessa area,
please call us for a free estimate today. 432-653-2154