Because many buyers prefer to move in the spring or summer, the real estate market starts to heat up as early as February. Families with children are anxious to buy so they can move during summer vacation, before the new school year begins. The market slows down in late summer before picking up again briefly in the fall. November and December have traditionally been slow months, although some astute buyers look for bargains during this period.
While paint, dust, and soil are the most common lead hazards, other lead sources also exist.
– Drinking water, your home might have plumbing with lead or lead solder.
– The job, if you work with lead, you could bring it home on your hands or clothes.
– Old painted toys and furniture.
– Food and liquids stored in lead crystal or lead-glazed pottery or porcelain.
– Lead smelters or other industries that release lead into the air.
– Hobbies that use lead, such as making pottery or stained glass, or refinishing furniture.
– Folk remedies that contain lead, such as “greta” and “azarcon” used to treat an upset stomach.