Extra Charge For Finding Lead Based Paint
I recently have requested bids from painters to do my exterior trim (excluding the windows). Home is 50 yrs. old.
While all were EPA certified, only one has put in his proposal, a clause relating to finding any lead based paint.
"To meet new Federal regulatory requirements, additional charges will apply if lead-based paint is found."
Is this normal? No one has told me what those charges might be. Please advise on whether painters are doing this now to cover their costs to meet EPA requirements and how I can protect myself from being overcharged.