Week of 4/23: Lead Paint Removal

workers wear masks as they remove lead paint from the home’s exterior

This week marks the beginning of construction and. . . demolition! But before the walls come down, we’re in the process of lead paint removal. Because removing lead paint is so dangerous, the EPA issued the Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule in 2008. It states that:

“firms performing renovation, repair, and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint in pre-1978 homes, child care facilities and schools be certified by EPA and that they use certified renovators who are trained by EPA-approved training providers to follow lead-safe work practices. Individuals can become certified renovators by taking an eight-hour training course from an EPA-approved training provider.”

So, if you’re thinking of a renovation, make sure to hire an EPA certified contractor.

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