Lead Paint

Garage doors and RRP

Old Garage Door I recently received my second request for clarifying the RRP rules. A Boise Idaho contractor who specializes in garage door replacement was unclear about the proper cleaning of a garage post deconstruction. Fortunately he was directed to me by a fellow NARI contractor who understands my ability to untangle these sorts of […]


Leaded Child event review

On or about 12-23-2010 I received an alarming call from a mother of a 4 year old girl from Northern Idaho that started out with a request to borrow my XRF analyzer to find out what was causing her child to be lead poisoned. generic child I asked how her child was and she went […]


Lead in Ceramic Tiles and Tubs

There has been lots of chatter about lead in tiles and if RRP includes precautions for dealing with proper protections. I finally got a “Forever For Now” straight answer to the million dollar question. It is my long held belief the lead in tiles and other components which is found with XRF technology,  is a […]


A Small Victory

I just received a letter in response to an E-Mail to the Mayor. He must have delegated Jenifer Gilliland, Building Division Manager, City of Boise to respond. Here is what I wrote: I am a General Contractor in town and am interested in having a slight change applied to the residential building application. As of […]


Silver lining to RRP Rule

NARI national just published an article in their journal about Levco Builders and the president Joe Levitch. it explains how Levitch has taken the EPA title X rule for controlling lead based paint hazards. Currently all in pre-1978 homes and child occupied facilities are required to be considered leaded unless tested and proven to not […]


First Post

This is my first attempt at a blog I have lots to say about the topic and finally found an outlet for my creativity and concern for healthy homes. My initial concern is for Lead Safe Housing