Was Your Home Built Before 1978?

Did you know that you are required to assume that there is lead in the paint in any structure built prior to 1978? To be exact, the EPA says:

“Under the rule, beginning April 22, 2010, contractors performing renovation, repair and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint in homes, child care facilities, and schools built before 1978 must be certified and must follow specific work practices to prevent lead contamination”.

With fines starting at $35,000.00, the government is serious. What it implies but does not say is “While you are required to remediate pre-1978 environments, you are still responsible if you fail to identify lead in ANY building and harm someone.”

At NextGen, we will not do any demolition without sampling the areas being disturbed. The health, safety and welfare of our clients and team members are #1.

If you would like to see what EPA has to say about this program, follow this link:


To download their pamphlet geared to educate consumers, follow this link:


Can NextGen Safely Remove Lead?

Safe Lead Removal and Renovations – Whether we are performing a renovation project for you, or have been brought in by another contractor to do the demolition of the lead contaminated materials, know that you are protected by NextGen. NextGen has attained the “Lead Safe Certified Firm” designation and we follow ALL of the steps necessary to return you structure to a safe indoor environment, EVERY time.

Lead Sampling / Assessment and Removal Protocols

NextGen offers same-day Lead Testing using a X-Ray Fluoroscopy Device. This device gives a 3rd-party verified determination, and outputs its readings into reports, guaranteeing a litigation-proof final product.

Please note that very few contractors or inspectors are insured with E&O and liability insurance coverage for this type of work.

Please don’t confuse our professional service with a “swab test”. To have this device in your possession, it must be registered with the state of Florida, and background checks are necessary, as well as special training. It cannot be purchased without these qualifications being met.

Call NextGen at 813-962-6855 to receive immediate service for Lead Sampling and Lead Removal.