Helpful Homemaking tip...:
How do I remove lead paint? If you live a decent sized suburban area, the your housing or zoning office will have detailed instructions on how this is to be done. Some places have strict laws and may even require a contractor with a special license to do the removal. Problem areas with lead paint are often windows and doorways, as the friction causes lead paint dust. In other less trafficed spots, painting over will sometimes take care of the problem.
In Plumber news...:
Poor Health, Storms Leave Family in Bind (The Ledger) - WINTER HAVEN -- As a plumber, John Steen did all right. The work was often rough, sometimes downright dirty, but it paid well -- $14.50 an hour -and he often squeezed in more than 40 hours a week. The good times ended five years ago after a job-related back injury sidelined Steen, sending his finances into a tailspin.