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Clearance test (by MJ [PA]) Jun 11, 2019 7:35 PM
       Clearance test (by NE [PA]) Jun 11, 2019 7:41 PM
       Clearance test (by AllyM [NJ]) Jun 11, 2019 8:30 PM
       Clearance test (by Ken [NY]) Jun 11, 2019 8:42 PM
       Clearance test (by Vee [OH]) Jun 12, 2019 6:59 PM
       Clearance test (by Vee [OH]) Jun 12, 2019 7:03 PM
       Clearance test (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Jun 13, 2019 9:06 PM

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Clearance test (by MJ [PA]) Posted on: Jun 11, 2019 7:35 PM

Allegheny county housing authority here in Pittsburgh has started asking for a clearance test on their annual and initial inspections. This is in the case when the tenant has children 6 years of age and under. This is a lead test by a professional company with highly sensitive equipment and it will pick up any traces of lead anywhere on the property. If you have peeling paint on the gutters, it will find it etc. Do you have anything like this going on where you are? It is a headache for us here and another reason more and more landlords are getting away from section 8. Do you also know a way to de-lead an entire property? They keep giving out the section 8 vouchers here to people but there is a big shortage in housing and willing landlords.

Clearance test (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Jun 11, 2019 7:41 PM

Call PROA.

Senator Lisa Baker and her goons are pushing for this statewide. If this passes, I have a feeling it will WIPE OUT towns.

I may have to consider selling some vs complying.

It will make "affordable housing" even less affordable for the people they are trying to help. Look at New Castle near you. Houses for a dime a dozen already because nobody wants them and then they have to be lead free? Hahaha, yeah right. $30,000 lead abatement on a $10,000 house? Someone in power has been hitting the crack pipe.

Lots of poor towns with very old housing stock here in coal country.

Clearance test (by AllyM [NJ]) Posted on: Jun 11, 2019 8:30 PM

When the lead news first came out years ago I hired a guy with an xray gun to test everything and I have the reports. I have encapsulated (painted over) the little bit there was, mostly a window sill or two and stairs. I keep the report and show it to new tenants and they sign something that they saw it and I give them the govt. booklet "Protecting your family from lead in your home.". Get the testing. You may find out you don't have the paint. It was more expensive and not that many people used it inside. Deleading is done by covering everything in the room with plastic and bagging and wrapping the lead painted peeling object and having it taken to a special dump. There are professionals to help with that. The existing lead paint can be encapsulated with paint if it's not peeling and it has to be watched. I took the lead abatement one day course. Then the plastic is carefully bagged inmore plastic and taken to the special dump. Outside there has to be plastic on the ground and all chips have to be kept on it and rolled up and taken away. My dad let me make jewelery out of his solder roll when I was little and other than looking kind of thin and green for a few years because I had no appetite, I'm fine, and was third in my high school class of over 700, Dean's List, great SAT schores and GRE scores and 3.7 out of 4 average in Graduate School.

Clearance test (by Ken [NY]) Posted on: Jun 11, 2019 8:42 PM

I only have lead problems if a kid tests positive then the health dept gets involved. NE,you might want to sell ahead of the legislation,once it passes everyone will be trying to sell

Clearance test (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Jun 12, 2019 6:59 PM

There is a new rather quiet discussion about this here in CLE, however I brought my statewide county co-operation list to a councilman meeting last nite, to show that the funds are going to at least 2 owner homes versus 1 rental (some counties report 4 to 1 ratio) and they guv wants the rent increase to do this?? Meeting went dead silent then about 20 seconds later an eruption evolved against this councilman who was on the news touting how this will be fair to landlords in the city, the guv definitely has more than the opiate problem in the street to solve - they have an internal problem ...

Clearance test (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Jun 12, 2019 7:03 PM

Hit send before I could mention that there is a national lead program meeting free to the public sponsored by United Way July 21st begins at 830 AM, in Huntington Convention Center on Lakeside zip should be 44103...

Clearance test (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Jun 13, 2019 9:06 PM

This would absolutely limit the number of homes available for section 8 housing around here. About 90% of the housing was built before 1978 so there will be an awful lot of mobile homes out there filled with S8 residents.

This will also make the cost of the program skyrocket since the number of available units will be limited.

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