Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP)

On April 22, 2008, EPA issued a rule requiring the use of lead-safe practices and other actions aimed at preventing lead poisoning. Under the rule, beginning April 22, 2010, contractors performing renovation, repair and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint in homes, child care facilities, and schools built before 1978 must be certified and must follow specific work practices to prevent lead contamination.

EPA requires that firms performing renovation, repair, and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint in pre-1978 homes, child care facilities and schools be certified by EPA and that they use certified renovators who are trained by EPA-approved training providers to follow lead-safe work practices.

As a contractor, we play an important role in helping to prevent lead exposure. Ordinary renovation and maintenance activities can create dust that contains lead. As an EPA Lead-Safe Certified Firm, Old Growth Window Restoration ensures lead-safe work practices in your home or work site.

For more information please consult the EPA's web site.

EPA Documents

FOR HOMEOWNERS
Renovate Right: Important Lead Hazard Information for Families, Child Care Providers, and Schools (PDF) (11 pp, 1.1MB) | en español (PDF) (11 pp, 2.4MB).

FOR CONTRACTORS
Renovation Checklist (PDF)
Small Entity Compliance Guide (PDF)
Steps to Lead-Safe RRP (PDF)

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