Lead-based paints were banned in the US in 1978, so homes built prior to that time most likely have paint that contain lead.
There are several methods of testing for lead in paint, but we use the dust wipe sampling method. This involves the following steps: Gathering samples using dust wipes in certain high-risk areas, such as window sills, door frames, etc.; sending these swabs to the laboratory for analysis; and finally, receiving a detailed report for that property. We then send the report directly to you, our customer.