Lead Safe Home
How to Make Your Home Lead-Safe:
Check your home
Maintain your home’s condition
Before you renovate, test your home’s drinking water. Call the Delaware General Health District for more information.
If your home was built before 1978, have your home tested for lead and learn about potential lead hazards. Fix any hazards that you may have.
How to Get Your Home Checked:
Paint Inspection — Tells you the lead content of every different type of painted surface in your home, but does not tell you if the paint is a hazard or how to deal with it. Use this method when you are buying a home or signing a lease, before you renovate and to help you determine how to maintain your home for lead safety.
Risk Assessment — Tells you if there are any sources of serious lead exposure such as peeling paint and lead dust, and tells you what actions to take to address these hazards. This is most helpful if you want to know if lead is causing exposure to your family now. Have qualified professionals do the work.
Licensed Lead Abatement Personnel from Ohio Department of Health
Ohio Department of Health’s database
can help you create reposrts and lists. For example, a list of persons that are available for hire in Delaware County can be created. Inspection, risk assessment and clearance activity reports can be created along with lists of individuals and companies.