Thursday, May 06, 2010

New EPA Lead Paint Regulations - Effective April 22nd

As of late April the regulations governing home improvements and repairs have been tightened as they pertain to homes built prior to 1978. Any repairs performed by contractors must be done by contractors who have undergone specialized education in the removal and disposal of lead-based paint. These new EPA rules will likely be problematic for a short while, at least until enough contractors have been through the training. Long term, it will drive up the costs of improvements for older homes.

Check out this article on the EPA lead paint law, which goes into effect April 22... Here.

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