As you will see in this Fast Forward video, if the house you are considering was built before 1978 and you have children under the age of seven you will want to have an inspection for lead-based paint.
It is important to know that lead flakes from paint can be present in both the home and in the soil surrounding the house.
The problem can be fixed temporarily by repairing damaged paint surfaces or planting grass over affected soil.
A lead abatement contractor can be hired to remove paint chips and seal damaged areas to fix the problem permanently.
Watch this video and it will make sense.
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