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At Vortex we take safety very seriously, especially when harmful elements are involved. For this reason we made it a point to receive the EPA’s Lead-Safe Firm Certification.

The EPA’s Renovation, Repair, and Painting Regulation states that any renovations or repairs where over 6 square feet of interior lead-based paint is being disturbed an EPA Certified Contractor is required. This pertains to pre-1978 housing and child occupied facilities.

This certification qualifies us to identify renovations where lead based paint is involved in child occupied facilities. This can include facilities schools, day cares, hospitals, and much more.

Lead has been a hot topic in the news during the past few years and rightfully so. This chemical has some beneficial uses but can also be toxic to humans and pets. Believe it or not, lead is all around you in the air, soil, gasoline, and the previous use of lead-based paints.

While anyone exposed to lead can have health effects, children 6 and under are the most susceptible because they absorb more of it into their growing bodies. Reduction of lead exposure is also extremely important for pregnant women. If she’s exposed, the developing baby is too.

Head over to the EPA’s website to learn how lead exposure can affect the health of you, your child, and pregnant women.

At Vortex, our goal is to lower or eliminate lead exposure. Here are some tips straight from the EPA for lowering your exposure to lead.

  • Inspect and maintain all painted surfaces to prevent paint deterioration
  • Address water damage quickly and completely
  • Keep your home clean and dust-free
  • Clean around painted areas where friction can generate dust, such as doors, windows, and drawers. Wipe these areas with a wet sponge or rag to remove paint chips or dust
  • Use only cold water to prepare food and drinks
  • Flush water outlets used for drinking or food preparation
  • Clean debris out of outlet screens or faucet aerators on a regular basis
  • Wash children’s hands, bottles, pacifiers and toys often
  • Teach children to wipe and remove their shoes and wash hands after playing outdoors
  • Ensure that your family members eat well-balanced meals. Children with healthy diets absorb less lead.

If you’re doing your own home renovation, take a look through this EPA guide regarding renovating the right way to avoid lead exposure.

If you’re a business needing repairs or renovations, make sure they are a Lead-Safe Certified Firm. Look for the seal (below) to spot a Lead-Safe Certified Firm. It usually means that they, like us, take safety extremely seriously.

Lead-Safe Certified Firm

To get in touch with us feel free to fill out our contact form or email us at You can also search for the Vortex facility nearest to you. For emergencies call 1-800-698-6783.

Contact VortexThings happen. That’s life! But, with Vortex, you’ll never get caught in a rough situation!

If your door shatters in the middle of the night, we will come to your aid with our 24/7 emergency service. Or, if you’re in a bind during a construction project and need garage doors, give us a call at your nearest location. We offer 5 different ways to contact us, so you never have to worry!

1. Service Request Form

It’s that time again. Your commercial doors need service. Fill out our service request form online, and someone will be in contact shortly. Not only do you get to speak with one of our highly trained technicians, you also get a FREE gift! That ain’t so bad…

2. Request a FREE Estimate

Did you say free? We sure did! Simply fill out our request form and you will receive a phone call to discuss your project needs, in no time! Vortex provides fast response, and helps to meet your budget. Our technicians are experienced in all services provided.

3. Customer Feedback

We want to hear from you! We are always looking for ways to improve our service and best practices, and your feedback can really help! If nothing else, you’ll put a smile on our face.

4. 24/7 Emergency Service

That’s right, you’re seeing this correctly. We are available 24/7 for SAME DAY service. Our on-call technicians are waiting to come to your rescue. So, “who you gonna call…?” Vortex Doors! (800) 698-6783

5. Search for Locations

We have 30 locations across the United States and we are waiting to hear from you! There is never a better time than NOW to get a FREE estimate, service request form, talk to one of our on-call technicians, or provide customer feedback. For 75 years we have been serving our communities, and we are proud to say that we are HERE TO STAY!

Stuff happens! But you now know 5 different ways to have support throughout the entire process. Whether you’re planning a build, or looking to board up your shattered glass doors; Vortex is always by your side for all your needs.

For more information, please contact us at or give us a call (800) 698-6783.