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What is Home Improvement? - Maryland Home Improvement Commission
The Home Improvement Law defines "home improvement" as the addition to or alteration, conversion, improvement, modernization, remodeling, repair, or replacement of a building or part of a building that is used or designed to be used as a residence or dwelling place or a structure adjacent to that building; or an improvement to land adjacent to the building. For more information, please call MHIC at 410-230-6309
In each residence built prior to 1978, the EPA requires anyone performing renovation, repair or painting projects that disturb lead-based paint to obtain an EPA certification and follow-lead safe work practices. Contractors must (1) provide a copy of EPA's lead hazard information pamphlet to the occupants; (2) contain the work area; (3) minimize dust; (4) clean up thoroughly; and (5) document compliance. This rule applies to any renovation, demolition, or paint project that affects 6 square feet of interior space or 20 square feet of exterior space.
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