- Contain the work area
- Minimize dust
- Clean up throughly
Information for Property Owners of Rental Housing, Child-Occupied Facilities
Property owners who renovate, repair, or prepare surfaces for painting in pre-1978 rental housing or space rented by child-care facilities must, before beginning work, provide tenants with a copy of EPA's lead hazard information pamphlet.
After April 22, 2010, property owners who perform these projects in pre-1978 rental housing or space rented by child-care facilities must be certified and follow the lead-safe work practices required by EPA's Renovation, Repair and Remodeling rule. To become certified, property owners must submit an application for firm certification and fee payment to EPA. EPA is already processing applications. The Agency has up to 90 days after receiving a complete request for certification to approve or disapprove the application. Read more about EPA's rules and lead-safe work practices in EPA's pamphlet Contractors: Lead Safety During Renovation
Information for Homeowners Doing Your Own Rennovation
If you are a homeowner performing renovation, repair, or painting work in your own home, EPA's RRP rule does not cover your project. However, you have the ultimate responsibility for the safety of your family or children in your care. If you are living in a pre-1978 home and planning to do painting or repairs, please read a copy of EPA's Renovate Right: Important Lead Hazard Information for Families, Child Care Providers, and Schools lead hazard information pamphlet. You may also want to call the National Lead Information Center at 1-800-424-LEAD (5323) and ask for more information on how to work safely in a home with lead-based paint.
We've all been told that it is important to check our credit report several times a year to make sure that our identity has not been stolen and used by someone else. You can get your free credit report here.
Check your credit report at least once a year. It's a credit healthy thing to do and there are several reputable companies to get your report from for free. Creditors determine whether to give you credit or a loan—and how much you will pay—based on information in your credit history. The consumer reporting companies collect information from your creditors about how many credit cards and loans you have and how many accounts are late, overdue, or in collection. They sell information in your file to creditors who determine if you'll get a loan and how much interest you'll pay on a credit card. This information can even be used to decide if you get a job, new cell phone service, an apartment lease, or car insurance.
Know that there are imposters that use web site names that are extremely similar to the real “free” web site.
- Don’t open emails or click on pop-ups that offer a free credit report. This could be a scam to steal your personal information.
- Never give a credit card number for a “free” credit report.
- You don’t have to purchase anything to get a “free” credit report. Many supposedly free credit reports will cost you money. Information taken from and further information available at AARP