If yes and your repair or remodel will disturb old paint, you need to know about the Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP).
The new law doesn't cover you, but it's still important to do the job safely. Don't risk poisoning yourself or your family with lead! Here's advice on lead-safe ways to deal with old paint (PDF).
If you maintain pre-1978 rental units or buildings where children live, hire only certified contractors. Or get certified yourself. Here's information (PDF) to get you started.
How lead can affect you and your children, see Lead and its human effects.
For tips on how to 'green up' your remodel, visit King County's Eco-Cool Remodel Tool.
Contact Will Perry at 206-263-8477 - Local Hazardous Waste Management Program, Public Health-Seattle & King County.