When I had a window installer come measure for windows last night, he asked how old the house was. I told him it was built in the 60's. He then said that a lead test was needed. I know I can get this test at lowes, but what do I do if it comes back positive? I thought I found somewhere that said nothing needed to happen, but can't be to sure. All I am wanting to do is replace some windows, didn't know I'd be running into all of this. If I do the work myself, am I bound like a contractor would be if I sell the house in the future?
If you get a positive lead test on your own, it is an ethical/moral obligation to report it as such, although it ultimately is up to your discretion. If a contractor tests it and its positive, that becomes a legal document. As a contactor, I feel as though it is in my clients best interest for me not to test and to simply practice the EPA (RRP) procedures.
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