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Steps for Finding and Eliminating Lead in Your Home

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How do I find out if there is dangerous lead in my home?

First, test your child. Then, test your home.

If the lead level is high, an inspector will come to your home. If the inspector confirms high levels of lead, your landlord has to have it fixed.


What happens after the landlord is told to remove the lead?

The lead removal must be done by a Maine-certified abatement contractor.

Your landlord may need information from you to get financial help from the city to do the work. The landlord may have to find you a temporary home while the work is being done.

Another inspector will make sure the lead hazard is removed.


When the lead is gone, your children will be healthy and safe at home.