HOMEOWNERS WITH HOMES BUILT PRIOR TO 1978, PLEASE BE ADVISED – Federal Law & the EPA require us to inform you that if your home was built prior to 1978, you are to at least assume that it has lead-based paint in it. Any contractor you hire should be certified by the EPA and comply with the RRP Rule. Lou Vaughn is a Lead Certified Renovator (See credentials below). What does this all mean for the homeowner? With the RRP Lead Rule compliance practices, there is some additional demo cost involved outside of the ordinary demo cost. In some cases, the homeowner may do the removal themselves.