In December, my husband and I put a LOT of your possession in storage - THousands of dollars of items. In April, we are contacted by the facility, as there was some sort of damage done to the building by contractors and lead dust entered our storage unit, as well as many others. They cleaned all of the effected storage units by a company who deals with lead abatement. They would not let us watch the process as lead dust is toxic and they did not want us to come into contact with it. Now, all of our items have been cleaned and placed in a different unit in the facility. They would like us to come in and approve of the "dust-free"-ness of our items, and to sign a new lease for the new unit. I am actually terrified of the possibility that there may still be lead present, as I have a new born, am pregnant and I have worked in Special Education, helping children and adults with lead poisoning - I know that the results of lead poisoning are devastating. I honestly would rather have nothing to do with our possessions at this point. However, we can't afford to start over and buy all new possessions and trying to not panic, I requested that they allow a third party in to verify that our items are now safe. I got a very non-commital answer. I would like to know what my rights are here, and how I should proceed. Thank you so much-- any help our advice you could give would be appreciated!
HiI am sorry to hear of this matter.The company must rectify this situation, which you say they have notified you they have. That is the extent of their liability.However, you may certainly have another expert of your choosing come in and re exam the property - at your expense. If this expert would find that there is lingering lead dust that would be harmful, then you could sue the company for the cost of you property and include the cost of your expert in that amount.But, if the expert does not find anything, then you are going to be responsible for the payments to him/her.Please note if you have other questions use the REPLY to EXPERT to Continue the Conversation. Otherwise, please give a positive rating. This will NOT close your question and it will be available for future follow upThank you
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