Thursday, September 2, 2010

Broomfield CO Homes For Sale & Lead Based Paint

If you have an older home for sale in Broomfield CO, or you are thinking of putting your home on the market, there are a few things to keep in mind when you are remodeling or updating that home you are going to list for sale. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency rule that was implemented in April 2008 requires that remodeling work on your house for sale in Broomfield CO built before 1978 be undertaken by a professional contractor who is certified by the EPA.

Now, this only applies to situations where the work disturbs the paint- sanding, scraping and other changes to the painted surfaces. The rule does not apply to minor maintenance or repair activities where less than six square feet of lead-based paint is disturbed in a room or where less then 20 square feet of lead-based paint is disturbed on the exterior. Window replacement is not minor maintenance or repair. You need to assume that lead paint is present in any home that is built before 1978 and you can have your home tested to see if it is lead-free.

If you have someone certified with the EPA, make sure that they show you their certified training certificate to you. Go to this link to get more information on lead-based paint renovation rules at for the paint project you want to make ready so you can sell a home in Broomfield Colorado.

This information is also helpful for anyone looking to buy a home in Broomfield CO, as well because you may want to make some changes to your new house!

Feel free to call me with any question you might have about homes for sale in Broomfield CO, or if you are thinking of selling your home in Broomfield CO.

Have a great day!

Shaun Werkele

Keller Williams Realty

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