March 30, 2011
Window Replacement Classes Expanded
“Low-cost Instruction Benefits Do-it-Yourselfer and Homeowners Hiring Contractors”
Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente, Jr. today announced the expansion of a window replacement program piloted by the County’s Lead Primary Prevention Program (LPP) that originally offered low-cost instruction only to do-it-yourselfers and contractors who replaced windows in the ‘high risk’ areas of west Utica and Cornhill.
“The partnership between our Lead Primary Prevention Program and MVCC allows us to now offer this valuable training to homeowners throughout Oneida County at both the college’s Education Center in Utica and its Rome campus,” Picente said. He continued, “While the greatest number of childhood lead poisonings occur in the City of Utica,. there are other significant areas of the county with pre-1978 housing that have old, energy inefficient single pane windows covered with lead paint..”
- Proper measurement and ordering of replacement windows
- Required supplies.
- Room preparation to reduce the spread of lead dust.
- Occupant and pet safety during renovation.
- Proper removal and disposal of old windows
- Proper installation of replacement windows
- How to borrow a HEPA vacuum and proper cleaning procedures