Why do you need to check for lead based paint?
If your home was built before 1978, you may have lead paint on your walls, doors and trim. The EPA has mandated that any areas that are going to be “disturbed” must be tested for lead based paint prior to any major renovation. This is so that it can be removed safely and in a controlled atmosphere and that the areas can be made safe and lead free. It should be noted that there are still many Chucks and a truck out there that simply don’t play by the rules when it comes to your family’s safety. They can always beat the pro’s pricing when they avoid and actually turn a blind eye to the law. Any reputable contractor would never compromise on safely completing a job simply to be given the business because of the cheapest price. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is!