On April 2010, the newly implemented EPA Law called the “Renovation, Repair and Lead Paint Law” went into effect. This new law requires all contractors, sub-contractors, handymen, facilities managers, property engineers and other contractors that replace windows, doors, window trim, drywall or remove or disturb painted surfaces to be certified by the EPA to perform these tasks. This applies to all painted or renovated areas of residential houses, apartments and child-occupied facilities built before 1978. Getting certified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is essentially just taking a 3 hour class and then taking a short quiz at the end of the class.
If you have a Seattle remodeling project coming up please be aware of this new law and how it may effect your renovations time frame and cost structure.
This new law will certainly increase costs and preparation time on both the homeowner and contractors as well.
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