The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) enacted a new lead paint law on April 22, 2010. The new lead paint law was designed to “address lead-based paint hazards created by renovation, repair, and painting activities that disturb lead based paint in target housing and child occupied facilities” and require any renovation work performed on houses built before 1978 to be performed by a certified contractor. Contractors will be required to provide home owners the Renovate Right Brochure which contains useful information about the new law.
What does this mean for you?
Most importantly it means that your home and your family will be safer. Lead poisoning is very serious and the new law is designed to protect you, your family and the people that do the remodeling work.
If you hire a contractor to do a renovation in your home that was built prior to 1978 be sure you hire a certified contractor. You should ask to see your contractors RRP certification prior to hiring them. Contractors performing work without the certification face penalties of $37,500 per day.
GMT Home Designs can help you with any questions you might have about this new law and guide you through the process so that you can be assured your home is properly de-leaded.
Call us today at 508-881-7992 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.