EPA Certified Renovator 


The Model Home Look is an EPA Certified Renovator and has completed the required EPA Certified Renovator training courses in compliance with the new Federal requirements.


When considering a home renovation, from painting interior walls to a total structural makeover, consumers now need more than a design and budget plan. They need to know the law. On April 22, 2010, the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) new Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule becomes fully effective and enforceable with fines for violating the rule starting at $37,500.


Everyone can be affected by the hazards of lead-based paint. However, children under the age of six have a significantly higher risk. On April 22, 2010, the US Environment Protection Agency’s new Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule became fully effective and enforceable.


This Federal regulation is intended to protect children and adults during renovation, repair and painting projects in pre-1978 housing and in pre-1978 child-occupied facilities, such as daycare centers, where existing lead-based paint will be disturbed by the work.


EPA Brochure - Renovate Right
Lead-based paint, used in millions of homes and buildings built before 1978, can cause brain and nervous system damage to children under 6 if the paint is disturbed. This booklet provides steps renovators must, by law, follow when painting, repairing or renovating.
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