Interim controls and abatement are the two types of lead remediation identified in this act. Should you have any lead-based paint hazards identified in your rental unit, you must undertake one of these strategies to rectify the issue to pass inspection.
Interim controls are measures that are designed to temporarily reduce human exposure to lead-based paint hazards, which might include specialized cleaning, repairs, painting, or containment.
Lead abatement are measures that are designed to eliminate lead-based paint hazards. This work is more extensive.
When fixtures in the home are structurally sound and the primary lead exposure is through deteriorating paint and dust, interim controls may be more appropriate. This may also be the case in the event the housing is slated for demolition or renovation in a few years. However, if there are significant structural defects or if the walls are seriously deteriorated or subject to excessive moisture, abatement is more appropriate.