Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Can I use the services of anyone to remodel my home? FAQ # 6

Can I use the services of anyone to remodel my home?
a. The new rules require that renovation contractors who disturb lead-based paint must be lead-safe certified by the State of Wisconsin and follow specific work practices to prevent lead contamination. Contractors must provide a pamphlet called Renovate Right to the occupants of the housing. Also, they must inform the occupants about how the work areas will be set up, what work practices will be used to minimize dust and debris, how work areas will be cleaned, and what is to be expected after the work is completed. It is the responsibility of the homeowner to make sure they hire a certified lead-safe renovation company. Be sure to request to see a copy of the company’s Lead-Safe Certification certificate and the Lead-Safe Renovator certificate of the Lead Carpenter who will be working on your project.

Please contact us if you have a specific questions that is not addressed in this series.

Visit tomorrow’s Blog Post to read another FAQ on Lead-Safe Renovation.

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