I'm moving to an apartment in an old Victorian house that is just being purchased by a new owner (the closing is Monday). The previous owner had built extra walls inside a room to create a darkroom. The new owner plans to turn it back into a bedroom by removing those walls so we will once again see the windows, etc. He will also remove the darkroom sink.
Yesterday I saw that a dumpster had been brought in to use in cleaning out the property and many bottled photographic chemicals had been put in it. Of course I hope that whoever will haul away the dumpster is disposing of them properly.
My question is: what can I do to make sure the apartment I am moving into is clean and doesn't have any toxic residue anywhere -- on the floors, walls, in the air.
I'm concerned for my own health and also for a potential foster child that I may have living there.
Does anyone have suggestions for how I can test and/or clean the place?
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