Qualified Remodeler Magazine

MAY 2014

Qualified Remodeler helps independent remodeling firms to survive, become more professional and more profitable by providing must-have business information, namely best business practices, new product information and timely design ideas.

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LinkedIn LinkedIn member Rudy Nino starting a discussion on the Qualified Remodeler group page. He asks advice on what to do when a homeowner wants to do a partial demolition of a home's interior plasters, walls and flooring, and the issue of lead paint arises due to the home's age. He asked: "Has anyone worked with a homeowner under these terms?" Read on for group members' responses. "Homeowners are allowed to work in their own homes without any of the lead rules applying. If he/she does all the demo and you have that in writing, there should be no problem. Once the lead paint has been addressed by the homeowner, you are now working in a lead-free area." Bruce Woolf "I would disclose the RRP requirements, provide the owner with a copy of 'Renovate Right,' get a signed acknowledgment of receipt, disclaim responsibility for demolition and lead paint removal in my contract, and move ahead. The owner might self-perform or might hire a certified demolition contractor. All I need is a clean jobsite." Matt Kennedy "If you work with the homeowner, you open yourself to liabilities as well as the very real possibility they will slow the job down. My advice is to tell the homeowner they should complete the demolition they want to do, and you'll come in and complete your part of the job after they are done. Also, let them know about the leaded (sic) paint issues and the laws surrounding them." David Hawkes "Federal law requires contractors that disturb painted surfaces in homes built before 1978, be certified and follow specific work practices to prevent lead contamination. Federal law also requires that individuals receive certain information before renovating more than 6 sq. ft. of painted surfaces in a room for interior projects or more than 20 sq. ft. of painted surfaces for exterior projects, window replacements or demolition on structures built before 1978." Jeffrey P. Fick Join the discussion on Qualified Remodeler's LinkedIn group page. http://tinyurl.com/QRLinkedIn BONUS online product section The editors of QR have compiled a list of 10 bonus products that can be found exclusively on ForResidentialPros. com. See these products at ForResidentialPros. com/bonus-products Facebook Qualified Remodeler posed a question on our Facebook page, and we would love your feedback. "We are putting together a trends article on apps for an upcoming issue. So tell us: What are your favorite apps? Which are the most helpful on a jobsite? Please share your recommendations!" Follow and participate on ForResidentialPros' Facebook page. www.facebook.com/QualifiedRemodeler Pinterest Follow ForResidentialPros.com for design inspiration. We feature extra photos from issues of Qualified Remodeler and Kitchen & Bath Design News. See more of the projects on our pages at: pinterest.com/4respros . ForResidentialPros.com QR May 2014 47 ONLINE BUZZ Twitter Follow your favorite magazines and websites on Twitter. Check us out @4ResPros, @QualifiedRemod and @KBDN for regular updates and information. QUR_47_OnlineBuzz514.indd 47 4/28/14 10:31 AM

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