Inspectors can help ensure that renovation is performed in accordance with lead-safe work practice requirements required by the EPA and HUD.
Are you getting ready to paint or renovate your home or property? Was your property built prior to 1978? You should get familiar with the new EPA rules and regulations that became affective April 22th 2010 (40 CFR 745.223) All covered renovations must be performed by Certified Firms, using Certified Renovators and other trained workers. All homes built prior to 1978 shall be tested for LEAD by an EPA certified RRP renovator, the law establishes that no work shall be done unless a certified renovator has properly tested for Lead. About 86% of the homes built before 1940 contained lead, 66% of the homes built between 1940 and 1960 contained lead, and about 25% of the homes built between 1960 and 1978 contained lead, if your home was built prior to 1978, the paint that was used then,Â more likely will contain pigments of lead.
Fred Sweezer Sr is Â EPA Certified Renovator Inspector
FHA Approved Â Inspector T477