Lead-based paint has been federally banned for residential use only (not commercial) since 1978. It is estimated that over 75% of pre-1978 dwellings contain lead paint. The older the home the more likely. However, keep in mind that roughly 3% of dwellings built after 1978 also contain Lead-Based Paint.
All evaluations and testing for lead-based paint hazards must be conducted by a certified lead inspector or risk assessor trained as per N.J.A.C 8:62. otherwise, fines may be levied and reports & certificates rendered invalid.
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The learn more about New Jersey S1147, click here.