Federal law requires that homeowners receive certain information before renovating six square feet or more of painted surfaces in a room for interior projects, or more than twenty square feet of painted surfaces for exterior projects in housing, child care facilities, and schools built before 1978.
Homeowners and tenants: Renovators must give you a pamphlet before starting work.
Child care facilities, including pre-schools and kindergarten classrooms and the families of children under the age of 6 that attend those facilities: Renovators must provide a copy a pamphlet to child care facilities and general renovation information to families whos’ children attend those facilities.
Also beginning in April 2010 Federal Law will require contractors that disturb lead based paint in homes, child care facilities and schools, built before 1978 to be certified and follow specific work practices to prevent lead contamination. Therefore beginning in April 2010, ask to see your contractors certification.