A certified renovator seeking to use an EPA-recognized lead test kit for RRP purposes must be able to use the lead test kit, and interpret the results, in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
My firm is not RRP-certified and does not employ an RRP-certified renovator. If we are asked to perform a renovation in a pre-1978 home, we first test the home for the presence of lead using an EPA-recognized lead test kit. If l
If a certified renovator using an EPA-recognized lead test kit or paint chip sampling determines that the components that will be affected by a renovation are free of lead-based paint, can a firm that does not have RRP certificati
Does EPA recognize the 3M LeadCheckTM test kit for use on red paint?
Yes. EPA recognizes this lead test kit for use on any color paint as long as the lead test kit is used in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructi
How can I tell if my home contains lead-based paint?
The older your home, the more likely it contains lead-based paint. For example, 87% of homes built before 1940 have some lead-based paint, while 24% of homes built betw
Under the RRP Rule, when testing a property for the presence of lead prior to beginning a renovation using an EPA-recognized lead test kit, must I test every component affected by the renovation?
Yes. Because certified r
Can a homeowner use an EPA-recognized lead test kit to check for lead-based paint?
A number of lead test kits are available for consumer purchase in most retail hardware stores, however, the Consumer Product Safety Commissi
Does the RRP Rule apply to work on windows that have been installed within the last 20 years in a pre-1978 housing unit? Would confirmation of the window installation based on property owner documentation (i.e., receipts, warranty
How can I obtain 3M LeadCheckTM test kits?
The 3M LeadCheckTM test kits can be purchased from either 3M™ LeadCheck™ directly or from certain retail outlets. To order a 3M LeadCheck™ test kit call 800-494-3552.
Do test results from a certified renovator using an EPA-recognized lead test kit (40 CFR § 745.83) or performing paint chip sampling (40 CFR § 745.82) become an official part of the lead-based paint testing record for that house
How can I obtain D-Lead® test kits?
The D-Lead® test kits are available for purchase from certain distributors and retail outlets. A list of theses distributors and retailers can be found by going to http://www.esca-tech.
I am an EPA-certified lead risk assessor. Can I use an EPA-recognized lead test kit (e.g. 3M LeadCheckTM, D-Lead®, etc.) when assessing whether or not a pre-1978 home contains lead-based paint for purposes of the RRP Rule?
Is it true that the lead test kits that were recognized by EPA before September 1, 2010, are no longer recognized since that date?
No. The lead test kits that were recognized by EPA before September 1, 2010 did not automati
Is lead paint testing required under the Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule?
No. A firm can either assume lead-based paint is present and follow the requirements of the rule (which requires no testing), or test an
The lead information pamphlet titled "Renovate Right" states there is a kit consumers can use to collect samples to send to a lab if they suspect any lead hazards have been left after a renovation. Do samples like these need to be