Risks from Lead Paint And Contaminated Lead Dust Abound
Approximately 80 percent of homes in the New York Metropolitan area were built before 1978, according to U.S. Census figures. This means that you should be aware that particles from lead paint, which was commonly used in homes before 1978, still pose a health risk throughout the region.
The summertime is mold weather, and in addition to causing health problems, mold can ruin your home. To prevent mold, be sure to address any sources of water within your home, particularly after heavy rain. If you hire a company to test for mold, be sure that the company doesn’t also do mold remediation, as that will be a financial incentive for them to find mold where it doesn’t exist.