Ready to Remodel Your Pre-1978 Home? Be Aware of the Lead Laws!
When you are ready to remodel your pre-1978 home, be sure you know and understand the impact that lead, if detected in your home, may have on your health and in the training that your contractor will need to have. Much like a certificate of insurance that homeowners should require from any contractor performing any work on their home, homeowners in pre-1978 homes must make sure the contractor they hire has the Renovation, Repair and Painting training.
The EPA lead law impacts anyone who works on pre-1978 homes and disturbs more than 6 square ft inside or 20 sq. ft. outside. All subcontractors or general contractors must adhere to these laws. A certified renovator who has taken the necessary EPA training class will have to be on site at the beginning and at the end of any project where lead is being disturbed. In homes built before 1960, the kitchen and bath walls typically have lead.
The following NARI member companies currently have completed the training for lead safe practices in pre-1978 homes:
- AAS Restoration, Inc.
- Aldrich Contracting Co.
- All-Weather Windows, Doors
- Architectural Craftsmen, Inc.
- Farm & Home Builders, Inc.
- Johnson County Siding & Window Co., Inc.
- Mission Kitchen & Bath
- Phoenix Renovation & Restoration
- Postle Custom Homes
- Preferred Contracting Systems
- RARE Construction
- Raynor Garage Door of KC
- Remodel Moore
- Rusty`s Dandy Painting, Inc.
- Scovell Remodeling
- Shack Built, LLC
- Wineteer Construction