KC-Based Remodeling Show ‘bargain Mansions’ Cited by EPA for Mishandling Lead Paint


by Mike Hendricks
Kansas City, KS – The company behind the popular home renovation TV show “Bargain Mansions,” based in the Kansas City area, has reached a settlement with the Environmental Protection Agency for improper handling of lead-based paint stripped from old woodwork. The EPA said Wednesday that it had cited Growing Days LLC, the company that produces the DIY Network show, for allegedly violating rules governing the removal of lead paint. Also cited were four local contractors who performed work on the show, which is hosted by Leawood rehabber Tamara Day. All were accused of multiple violations of the rule requiring the safe handling and disposal of lead-based paint.