Question by perfectsp89: Is it okay to paint before the state lead team comes to check your house for lead?
My daughter is 2 years old and her blood tests came back twice with a result of high lead levels. The first time it was 27 and the second was 23. We were planning on painting the house but everyone is telling me not to paint before the lead team shows up or i can be fined for it. what should i do? plz help
i am worried about my daughter but i also don't want to be fined excessively for this that is y i am asking
Answer by Jordan
Painting won't do any good because they check the paint right down to the bare drywall, plaster, or wood. If you're renting, you may need to leave and find another place built after 1978. If you own the house, you may need to have a carpenter remove all the drywall/plaster in the house and install all new walls/ceilings.
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