Monday, March 15, 2010

Lead Containment is not Lead Abatement

An interesting aspect of the Rule is that the containment procedures do not require or even encourage lead testing. Although lead testing can be requested by the homeowners, my understanding is that the ramifications of having high lead levels documented in one’s home can be far-reaching, including being required to perform a complete abatement, having trouble obtaining a mortgage, and issues regarding disclosure when selling the home.