When to Test for Lead Paint?

  • If you reside in a home  built before 1978 (the year lead paint was banned for residential use)
  • If you are buying, selling, or renting a condominium, co-op or home built before 1978
  • Before beginning any renovation or demolition on a building built before 1978
  • Before disturbing a painted surface
  • If you are pregnant or have children under six years old.