Jul 09

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Lead Based Paint & You

EPA launches new lead based paint regulations for contractors. The EPA states that any house built prior1978 and needs to be checked for lead before work can be performed. What this means for homeowners is that only a certified lead renovation contractor can perform work on the home so be sure to ask and check to see if your contractor is certified. You can also get a lead test kit and check yourself cost is about $5-$8 at home centers or a local paint store if you plan on doing the work or plan to do some small repairs be sure you get all the facts before starting you paint or remodel. For more info or to read the protect your family from lead.

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