When it comes to the safety of your home, lead can be one of the most dangerous elements found in the home as lead can be found in some of the most common objects. Since most older homes contain lead, it is important that you get your home tested as this can lead to severe illness if not treated properly and right away. If your home was built before 1978 or you live near a highway or busy road where leaded gasoline could have contaminated the soil, you need to get your home tested. Whether you are just purchasing a home or plan to remodel your home, testing for lead is always important for the safety of your family.
The most common places where lead paint can be found are:
- Furniture (that's been painted)