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New lead rules add to renovation costs

(source: Denver Post)

“Some Denver property owners soon will be paying more for general renovations and remodeling projects after new rules regarding lead-paint removal take effect April 22.

The Environmental Protection Agency’s Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP) requires renovators to be certified and use lead-safe practices when working in pre-1978 properties, which will increase costs for companies and homeowners.

Homeowners are not required to follow the same rules as professional firms when renovating their own homes, though it is highly encouraged by the EPA.”

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Here’s a link to the EPA’s section for contractors