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Millions of homes built before 1978 still contain lead paint. EPA guidelines now mandate safe cleaning practices for lead paint removal, but not all contractors follow the rules.

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I second the original question (still unanswered). Speaking as someone who logged in today to try to find an attorney, I see this category as one that's exactly what I have my Angie's List membership for:

1. It's important that I find a good one
2. I'm not an expert enough to know myself who is a good one
3. The industry is full of advertisements and misinformation
4. I wish I knew what experiences other people have had


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I don't care about lawns--I planted mine in clover and don't have to mow it. When I do need to mow I use a rotary Fiskars mower, which is great--or a scythe. That's right--a scythe (the European type, which is smaller, and it's very good exercise). Gas-powered mowers, chemical fertilizers and weed killers--all nasty stuff that gets into everyone's air, soil, and water. I'm sure my neighbor doesn't like my wildflowers, semi-wild pockets of fruit bushes, and unmown areas and yes, dandelions (I have 10 acres) but that's too bad. It's better habitat for wildlife, especially the pollinators on which our food supply depends. I think this obsession with the Great American Lawn is a waste of time and resources. Plant some food instead.


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I'm not sure Angie et. al. want you to have a complete answer to this question. By re-subscribing at the Indiana State Fair in 2012, I think I paid $20.00 per year for a multi- year subscription. Maybe even less. At the other extreme--and I hope my memory isn't faulty about this--I think the price, for my area, for ONE year was an outrageous $70.00. And they debited me automatically without warning. I had to opt out of that automatic charge. I like Angie's List, but if some of the companies they monitor behaved the way they do in this respect, they'd be on some sort of Pages of Unhappiness. I'll be interested to see if this comment gets published or censored out of existence.
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That's very difficult to answer without seeing the house. As one poster said, the prep is the most important part. On newer homes that don't have a lot of peeling paint, the prep can be very minimal even as low as a couple or a few hundred dollars for the prep labor.

On a 100 year old home with 12 coats of peeling paint on it, then the prep costs can be very high and can easily exceed 50% of the job's labor cost.

A 2100 sq ft two story home could easily cost $1000 just for the labor to prep for the paint job. That number could climb too. Throw in lots of caullking  or window glazing, and you could be talking a couple or a few hundred dollars more for labor.

Painting that home with one coat of paint and a different color on the trim could run roughly $1000 or more just for labor. Add a second coat  and that could cost close to another $1000 for labor.

For paint, you may need 20 gallons of paint. You can pay from $30-$70 for a gallon of good quality exterior paint. The manufacturer of the paint should be specified in any painting contract. Otherwise, the contractor could bid at a Sherwin-Williams $60 per gallon paint and then paint the house with $35 Valspar and pocket the difference. $25 dollars per gallon times 20 gallons? That's a pretty penny too.

That was the long answer to your question. The short answer is $2000 to $4000 and up, depending upon the amount of prep, the number of coats, the amount of trim, and the paint used.

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You have to put your self in the shoes of a business that is in business to turn a profit of some sort. All businesses have different overhead which in turn decides what their bottom line would be on their services. I personally would not go with an unlicensed professional for this type of install. You are messing with gas, venting issues, electrical wiring{electric water heater} and updated code issues such as a drain pan and tempature and relief drain lines for heaters that currently do not have them. I do agree that there are some companies that are way out of line for their installs but most of these companies are the really big companies that have very high overheads  I would assume. Tank type water heaters have changed over the last several years and with these safety changes come bigger prices. The price of steel thanks to China is skyrocketing and tank type water heaters are made of steel. Most wholesale plumbing supply companies cannot match what the big box stores are selling at retail to consumers. I happen to think from research that heaters such as Rheem, Bradford White and AOSmith who have been in business forever make a better product than what you can buy in the big box outlets. You also have to take in consideration the location of the water heater that is being replaced. Is it in the house, basement, garage or attic. Most 40 and 50 gallon water heaters that are purchased in a plumbing wholesale store in Texas cost between 300-340 for a 6 year warranty heater with 6 year on parts and tank. Speaking of warranty. Most big box companies will take a least 24 hours to a week to get your warranty problem taken care of. Most reputable plumbing companies will give same day service if they installed the heater.

So lets break down a typical install at cost to a licensed plumber in Texas

Heater: $315, water shut off $6.50, water flex lines or unions to code $20, gas flex line and cut off to code $12, misc fittings $15, Total $368.50 Lets add a 35% profit which is some what low  for a business $129, Total 497.50

This doesnt  include permits, pan and drain or any venting issues. The vent must go from the heater to the outside of roof using double wall vent.

Cost of permit on average $60

Most plumbing companies allow for 3 hours of time for a water heater. This includes picking the new one up. Delivering out to house. Draining and removing old water heater. Hauling off old heater. Installing new heater up to code. Going down to city and pulling permit.

Average Labor charges for heater installs $400

That would make this install run without extras on any code issues $957.50

I just had a 50 gallon gas water heater installed in my house for $1200 but I needed a pan installed. I used a licensed plumber.

 

 

 

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Todd said it best.

An itemized list / cost breakdown, more often than not is used against the contractor when it is shared with other builders who will then beat it.

Good contractors use good people, and good people cost more.  Just the cost of having the appropriate insurance / bond can be the difference between winning a job or losing it ot a 'lower bid'.

It is the rule of three; there is Good, Cheap and Fast.  You can have any two:  Good and Cheap, won't be Fast; Good and Fast, won't be Cheap;  Cheap and Fast, won't be Good!

When comparing bids, it isn't the cheapest or the 'nicest' person you should select.   You should understand why there is a large price difference (it shows there are gaps in your design program or what you have asked for specifically, which means there may be arguments later).  If most of the bids are in line, and one is way high or way low,  you want to know why before dismissing or selecting them.

A price-only decision almost always costs more in the long run. 

Good luck!

Lead Abatement Contractors in Bronx, NY

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123 Renovation Group

1460 3rd Avenue
New York

ABCO MAINTENANCE INC

834 morrow st
Staten Island

ABDUL'S HOME REPAIR

1 BAYSIDE TER

Above & Beyond Carpentry Inc.

154-47 Willets Point Blvd
Whitestone

Apura

501 Hudson Pl.

Arta Construction

163-55 20 AVENUE
White Stone

Arx Construction Corp

P.O. Box 329
New York

Aurora Home Inspections LLC

110 Chestnut Ridge Rd

Bella Home Improvements

4028 Hylan Blvd
Staten Island

Best Deal Construction Inc

3044 Fenton Ave
Bronx

Big East Environmental

22 Elizabeth St Ste 2

Blue Sky Construction Company

1050 E. 15th St.
Brooklyn

BOWERMAN CLEANING & RESTORATION

33 Hayes St.
Elmsford

Branch Restoration, Inc.

261 W 35th St Ste 1408
New York

Building Environmental Consultants

240 North Ave
New Rochelle

Busymen International

1240 Edward Grant Hwy
Bronx

C B ELECTRIC INC.

685 Broadway

Chesapeake Contracting Corp.

P.O. Box 758
Shoreham

Clean Sweep Contracting

78 Gwenn Loop
Staten Island

Compass Inspectors LLC

487 E Main Street suite 139
Mount Kisco

Cow Bay Contracting Inc

105 Harbor Road
Port Washington

DELTA CONTRACTING

9320 50TH AVE
Elmhurst

Ditmas Park Renovations LLC

492 Marlborough Rd
Brooklyn

Double Tree Landscaping

67 long meadow hill rd

DSA Services Inc

800 East Elizabeth Ave

East Coast USA Construction, Inc

110-01 101 Ave
South Richmond Hill

EASTERN ENVIRONMENTAL SOLUTIONS INC

2589 Line Road
Manorville

Ecostruct LLC

214 7th St
Brooklyn

efbhsnging

New York

Elite Perfection Inspection

86 Woodcut Drive
Mastic Beach

Elite Tech USA Inc

2040 E 22nd St
Brooklyn

Enviro Clean Services

110 Airport Dr
Wappingers Falls

Environmental Maintenance Contractors, Inc.

5 Anderson Lane
Goldens Bridge

ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SERVICES

1015 TERRACE BLVD
New Hyde Park

EnviroTech Group Inc

PO Box 190700
Brooklyn

Euro Craft Design & Construction LLC

3072 37th Street
Astoria

Exclusive Testing Labs Inc.

7-11 S Broadway
White Plains

Experience Safety Training

335 South Broadway
Yonkers

George Apap Painting

1278 Route 311
Patterson

Green Corp General Contractors

150-60 58 road
Flushing

HiRise Contracting Group

50 Charles Lindbergh Blvd
Uniondale

HNM Builders

73 Market Street
Yonkers

I.A.Q. Technologies Inc.

1949 Henry St.
Bellmore

Innovative Contracting & Repairs Corp.

22-77 Steinway Street STE. 10
Astoria

Innovators Service Co, LLC

909 E 173rd St Apt 3C
Bronx

INSAREN,INC.

185 DEVOE AVENUE
Yonkers

ISES, Inc

3300 Hudson Avenue

Jerome Environmental Services

2800 Webster Ave
Bronx

JF Builders

362 Tahmore Drive

JonMar Contracting Corp.

79-09 Furmanville ave.
Middle Village

Kings Bay Inspection Services Inc

11 Bowman Ln
Kings Park

Lead Clearance Inc.

1835 W 9th St # Suite 1
Brooklyn

Los Andes Construction, Inc

19 Clark st
Newburgh

MANDELL LEAD INSPECTORS INC

409 Minnisink Road

Maspeth Environmental Corp

54-30 44th St.
Maspeth

Microecologies

1829 Madison Ave
New York

MILRO SERVICES

41 HANSE AVE
Freeport

Mims Family Painting LLC

2 Lexington Road N.
Shirley

N.D. Carpentry

150-33 125th St
South Ozone Park

New Hope Carpentry

58 May Street

New York State Lead

1486 Union St.
Brooklyn

NY ELITE GENERAL CONTRACTORS

202-17 43rd av
Bayside

NYC Perfect Builders Inc

260 Madison Ave Lbby 2
New York

Olivos Property Perfection, Inc.

260 Audubon ave
New York

OT Construction

8520 Elmhurst Avenue
Elmhurst

PaintNY

103-20 116th Street
New York City

Passafaro Contracting LLC

186 Harrison Ave
Harrison

Precision Painting Plus of NYC

11-02 49th Ave
Long Island City

Premiere Restoration Company

2001 Marcus Ave
New Hyde Park

Prime Remediation of New York LLC

101 Bloomingdale Rd
Hicksville

PROcure Solutions LLC

45-55 39th Street #6B
Sunnyside

Professional Services Inc.

133-13 Peconic Street
Ozone Park

Shoreline Contracts INC

13 Fullerton Ave
Yonkers

Sidcom International Inc

4460 Monticello Ave 2
Bronx

Steamatic Inc

11 Leonardo Dr

Steven Agugliaro Painting

139 Beech Street
Islip

SUMNER ENVIRONMENTAL INC.

192 WEST YAPHANK RD.
Coram

Tara Enterprises Corp

PO Box 5751
Astoria

The Saban Engineering Group, Inc.

1001 Avenue of the Americas, 12th Floor
New York

Top Level Inc

180 Wetherell St

Topaz Remodelers Inc

85-44 159th St
Jamaica

Total Air Corp

750 Grand Concourse, Suite 4D
Bronx

UNYSE

346 Austin St.
Buffalo

Vadco Corp

6 Mohawk Dr.
Massapequa

Veronimos Painting Development Inc

307 W.38th St.
New York

West Suffolk Auto Body

400 Rte 109
West Babylon

Working Design

551 Linden Avenue

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