Monday, February 28, 2011

ICM IS NC Dept of Health Certified Lead Renovator, Repair and Painting Contractor

Are You Lead Safe?


Do You

• Live in a home built before 1978

• Own or Operate a child care facility, including preschools and kindergarten classrooms built before 1978

• Have a child under 6 who attends a childcare facility built before 1978

It’s the Law

• Federal Law requires contractors that disturb painted surfaces in homes, childcare facilities and schools built before 1978 to be certified and follow specific work practices to prevent lead contamination. Always ask to see the contractor’s certification.

• Federal Law requires individuals receive certain information before renovating more than six square feet of painted surfaces per room for interior projects or more than twenty square feet of painted surfaces for exterior projects or window replacement or demolition in housing, child care facilities and schools built before 1978.

• Homeowners and tenants: renovators must give you give you EPA approved information before starting work.

• Child care facilities, including pre-schools and kindergarten classrooms, and the families of children under six years of age that attend those facilities: renovators must provide EPA approved information to the facilities and to families of children attending those facilities.

Not For

• Abatement Projects which is a set of specific activities aimed specifically at eliminating lead and lead hazards.

• DIY Projects where you plan to do the renovation work yourself.

Information

http://www.epa.gov/lead/

http://www.epi.state.nc.us/epi/lead/lhmp.html

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Gastonia's Best Value In Commercial Real Estate

When you evaluate Gastonia's Commercial Property for lease you need to review the total cost per month. Some leases are triple Net meaning Taxes, Insurance and Maintenance Fees will be added to the monthly rent. These costs can add substantial cost to the total monthly rent. A $100,000 Unit Value adds over $120.00 per month in taxes. Insurance could add $12.00 per month. Maintenance (Water/Sewer/Storm Water/Trash/Lawn/Etc...) adds about $40.00 per month. The extras could be 20% more than the rent.

We try to avoid this potential cost shock by quoting our flex-space rents as inclusive as we can. At 2T Park in Gastonia we include all these costs in our commercial rates for flex-space. So when we quote our 1,750 sf unit at $1,095.00 per month over $200.00 goes to taxes, insurance and maintenance and a 3,500 sf unit quoted at $2,190.00 per month has almost $440.00 for taxes, insurance and maintenance.

Another area of hidden cost is energy efficiency. All the buildings at 2T Park have been built since 2000 and in fact most of the available units were completed in 2010. These units meet modern energy codes for efficiency. Older structures lacking in insulation and energy efficient HVAC (seer ratings) will cost more to heat and cool.

Review and compare. Contact us with any questions or to schedule a viewing. More details at GastonCommercial

Monday, February 7, 2011

Take Care In Remodeling Older Gastonia Real Estate

Are You Lead Safe?


Do You

• Live in a home built before 1978

• Own or Operate a child care facility, including preschools and kindergarten classrooms built before 1978

• Have a child under 6 who attends a childcare facility built before 1978

It’s the Law

• Federal Law requires contractors that disturb painted surfaces in homes, childcare facilities and schools built before 1978 to be certified and follow specific work practices to prevent lead contamination. Always ask to see the contractor’s certification. ICM has completed requirements and is only waiting on confirmation (2/8/11).

• Federal Law requires individuals receive certain information before renovating more than six square feet of painted surfaces per room for interior projects or more than twenty square feet of painted surfaces for exterior projects or window replacement or demolition in housing, child care facilties and schools built before 1978.

• Homeowners and tenants: renovators must give you give you EPA approved information before starting work.

• Child care facilities, including pre-schools and kindergarten classrooms, and the families of children under six years of age that attend those facilities: renovators must provide EPA approved information to the facilities and to families of children attending those facilities.

Not For

• Abatement Projects which is a set of specific activities aimed specifically at eliminating lead and lead hazards.

• DIY Projects where you plan to do the renovation work yourself.

Information

http://www.epa.gov/lead/    For SC/GA and 42 other States

http://www.epi.state.nc.us/epi/lead/lhmp.html  For NC