Renovation, Repair, and Painting Program
As we finish off our lead awareness month, we thought it critical that you are aware about the famous RRP rule when it comes to lead. The RRP (Renovation, Repair, and Painting Program) rule was created in an effort to combat lead poisoning in homes built before 1978. Homes before 1978 have high risk of providing harmful exposure to lead chemicals and should only be taken care of by professionals certified in the field!
Currently, there are efforts all over the country to make sure certified and trained contractors in RRP are the ones to handle tasks such as renovating or removing hazardous conditions from your home. Not only does using uncertified workers pose a major health risk for those around the paint, but using ones that are not certified can cause you a heavy fine! They also cost about the same thanks to efforts lead by the EPA’s RRP regulations.
For more information see: http://www2.epa.gov/lead/renovation-repair-and-painting-program