Homes with a rich history can be charming and attractive to many. However, properties built before the 1980s might hide a potentially harmful secret: lead-based paint. While its use was widespread in the past, we now understand the health risks associated with lead exposure, especially for young children. Lead-based paint testing is a non-invasive procedure that determines the presence of lead in home paints. By uncovering this potential hazard, homeowners can take steps to remediate and protect their loved ones, preserving the home’s charm while ensuring its safety.