Home Health Hazards


Mold Removal and Remediation

Indoor Air Quality

Contractors who work in lead paint and fail to get EPA-certified can face sanctions. (Photo by Brandon Smith)
Lead Paint Removal
EPA fines companies for violating its RRP rule, and Angie's List adds exclusion notices to contractors whose work requires EPA lead-safety certification.
A man in a biohazard suit scraps paint off wood trim to test for lead.
Lead Paint Removal
The EPA requires all contractors disturbing a certain amount of paint in pre-1978 homes to follow these safety rules. Make sure they're following every step.
Federal law requires the seller of any home built before 1978 to disclose known lead paint hazards. (Photo by Eldon Lindsay)
Real Estate AgentsLead Paint Removal
Before you buy an older house, there are certain things the seller or real estate agent are legally required to tell you about potential lead paint hazards.
While it can seem like an unnecessary expense, an egress window with dimensions that meet local building codes should be added. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Dale R. of Detroit)
WindowLead Paint Removal
Before you start your home improvement project, learn common mistakes to avoid a disaster.
Cabinet refacing takes about half a day to complete. (Photo courtesy of Bruce Sindel)
Cabinet Refacing and Refinishing
Cabinet refacing experts say the project offers the appearance of an updated kitchen without the cost of a full-scale remodel.