Renovating, Repairing, or Painting?
The EPA issued a rule, effective April 22, 2010, requiring the use of lead-safe practices and other actions aimed at preventing lead poisoning. Under the rule, beginning in April 2010, contractors performing renovation, repair and painting projects (RRP) that disturb lead-based paint in homes, child care facilities, and schools before 1978 must be certified and must follow specific work practices to prevent lead contamination.
"RRP Rule assumes that any house built before 1978 contains lead-based paint, unless the house has been tested for lead-based paint and the results indicate that the house and/or impacted component does not contain lead-based paint." (Certified Renovator Initial Course Manual)
Villa Builders complies with the requirements and is an EPA Lead-Safe Certified Firm.
For more information visit http://www.epa.gov/lead/pubs/renovation.htm#requirements.