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Pipe Restoration Technologies LLC (PRT), makers of the ePIPE, Lead-Free Leak-Free and LeadSmart product lines, celebrated National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week with the launch of its LeadSmart Lead Protection Plan. For all nationwide plumbing companies and home inspectors, the plan will try to to help ease the country of its epidemic of high lead levels in drinking water.
It’s estimated that more than 18 million Americans currently live in areas where the drinking water system violates the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s lead and copper rule. The program, LeadSmart, offers residential, commercial, municipal, and government customers peace of mind by testing, identifying and bringing their properties’ drinking water systems into compliance with the current EPA guideline for lead contamination.
“Due to an accelerated increase in concern over high lead levels in water by parents and landlords, more residential buildings, commercial properties, as well as municipal water authorities, have been taking interest in testing their water for lead and finding the cause of high lead levels,” Pipe Restoration Technologies CEO Larry Gillanders said. “The LeadSmart program gives Americans the service and solution they’ve been searching for.”
LeadSmart is a lead testing and lead remediation service. Certified LeadSmart providers provide on-site water testing for lead in drinking water by using EPA-approved equipment, education on how to identify sources of lead in piping systems, professional remediation recommendations and a certificate of compliance. These services are also backed by an industry-first, $1 million Professional Errors and Omissions Insurance program.
Certified LeadSmart providers receive training and equipment required to diagnose, detect, test and provide recommendations to reduce lead and copper leaching in drinking water systems.