So we just moved into an Apt. Our things are there already. Including mattresses. For whatever reason, this really seemed like the spot for our family, even tho to date we have been religious about avoiding anything built before 1980 . . .
Anyway, I just inspected yesterday. The apartment was just fully painted with VOC free paints but not the window frames Which aren't really flaking all over the place but the paint IS NOT in great condition. I thought they would paint the frames (old wood painted), but um, they didn't. I did put in a request to have the frames painted & the maintenance company is lead safe trained (as required by law). However I WILL have to close off rooms while this happens, provided it happens! . . . And Lead Safe training is only as good as what actually happens.
I just want some feedback on this . . .
*I just had my 2 year old's blood drawn for a baseline level. I plan to follow up in 3 months.
*I talked to someone who does lead inspections & he really seemed to advise that I skip it and just act like it is there. (Practicing housekeeping practices, like HEPA vac, weekly wipedowns with Cascade/TSP, shoes off, handwashing, etc.)
*I have a HEPA vac. That is sealed. DH vacuumed the whole apartment yesterday.
*I am going to buy Floradix and extra Calcium for the children & myself.
I guess I am just nervous. I really am anal about things like this. Any suggestions? Feedback? Thanks! (Most if not all of the affordable housing here was built before 1978 and has similar issues).
I can't really enjoy our home until I feel confident that my plan is rock solid and my LOs are safe! Please any feedback or support is welcome!