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Lead Based Paint- To Test or Not To Test

I‘ve been hearing a lot of debate lately about whether it is in Contractor’s, and Homeowner’s, best interest to forego lead based paint testing when remodeling a home built prior to 1978.
For those of you not familiar with the EPA’s new lead based paint requirements here’s a brief summary-
As of October 2010, the EPA requires all contractors who work on homes built prior to 1978 to become certified lead based paint renovators. This requires them to enroll in an 8 hour course that teaches us how to contain all areas where demolition is being done and how to dispose of construction demolition materials. Following completion and passing of the course an application is sent in to the EPA for approval Continue reading Lead Based Paint- To Test or Not To Test