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Residential Lead Investigation

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Indianapolis Lead Testing & Assessment

Lead is an issue in many older homes painted with lead paint before being banned by the federal government in 1978. While it is a declining problem, lead paint and/or lead pipes or soldering are still present in older homes. Sadly, it is the leading cause of lead poisoning in children.

Lead can be found in the following locations in and around the home:

  • Paint: Many older homes have lead-based paint. The presence of lead-based paint poses a risk for children and infants.
  • Soil: Soil can pick up lead from exterior paint or other sources such as past leaded gas in cars.
  • Household Dust: Dust can pick up lead from deteriorating lead-based paint or soil tracked into a home from the outside.
  • Drinking Water: Your home might have plumbing that the drinking water flows through lead piping or lead solder.
  • Other: Much older or foreign-made children’s toys may contain lead-based paint; antique items such as plates may also contain lead.

On April 22, 2008, the EPA issued a rule requiring the use of lead-safe practices and other actions to prevent lead poisoning. In April 2010, contractors performing renovation, repair, and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint in homes, child care facilities, and schools built before 1978 must be certified to work safely with lead-contaminated surfaces. They must follow specific work practices to prevent lead contamination. Aegis Environmental inspectors are trained, state-certified lead inspectors. Aegis currently offers the following services:

  • Lead-in-paint assessments
  • Soil/dust sampling
  • Abatement supervision
  • Clearance testing
  • Water Testing

Frequently Asked Questions About Lead

I live in an older home; what are the chances of it having lead paint?
Many houses and apartment complexes built before 1978 have lead-based paint. The chances of your home containing lead-based paints are higher if it was painted before 1978. The EPA estimates that 87 percent of homes built before 1940 contain lead-based paint, while only 24 percent of homes built between 1960 and 1977 have lead-based paint.

How will I know for sure if my house has lead paint?
The only way to determine whether or not paint contains lead is to test it. Lead paint is sometimes under layers of newer paint. The lead paint is usually not a problem if the paint is in good shape. Deteriorating lead-based paint (peeling, chipping, chalking, cracking, damaged, or damp) is a hazard and needs immediate attention.

How much will it cost to get my house tested?
The cost will vary depending on the number of tests that are administered plus the consultation/trip fee.

Lead Links:

EPA Lead Page

Client Testimonials


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Throughout time many things change, one thing that remains consistent is our sincere dedication to our clients. You can trust Aegis for quality, dependable service that is done within the framework of good science. Our staff takes great pride in being service-orientated and going the extra mile to meet our clients’ expectations. Our professional staff will get the job done and work in a manner that will give you the peace of mind you deserve while taking care of your environmental needs.


Jillian Holloway
Jillian Holloway
March 1, 2023
Mya was thorough, knowledgeable & friendly! She went above and beyond to help today! She has a strong background in environmental science and an excellent work ethic! She made sure our questions were addressed and took the time to explain her findings! Keep it up!
Mélanie Clapiès
Mélanie Clapiès
June 23, 2022
We had a fantastic experience with Aegis all along. They were prompt answering and scheduling us for an inspection. Jonathan Hoover came to check our basement for asbestos. He was very knowledgeable and took the time to kindly answer our many questions. It was so reassuring to work with someone so professional, patient, and so accommodating! I would absolutely recommend working with Aegis and won't hesitate hiring their services again in the future.
Rumeet Mehta
Rumeet Mehta
May 30, 2022
Best service, highly recommend!
Kyle Dougherty
Kyle Dougherty
May 24, 2022
Mya was my technician and was quick and easy to work with. Their prices are higher then the others but to me it was worth it since they kept their promise time to get results. This made things much easier for me since I was waiting for these results for my mortgage. Thanks Aegis!
Vance Nonno
Vance Nonno
April 12, 2022
Aegis provided excellent service. The inspector/worker, Jonathan Hoover, that came out was very polite and knowledgeable. I would recommend Aegis Environmental for any residential asbestos concerns.
Seth Wilcock
Seth Wilcock
January 28, 2022
Fantastic company to work with. I'm under contract to buy a home and an underground storage tank was discovered by my home inspector. After a call with Aegis, they were able to get out to the property quickly to assess the problem. Turns out, there are FOUR underground storage tanks present since the property is multi-family. They have been very thorough, professional, and communicative to work with so far. I highly recommend working with them for any/all of your environmental remediation/cleanup needs.
Lily May
Lily May
December 1, 2021
Jonathan was extremely responsive and answered any questions I had immediately! I appreciate his willingness to update me every step of the way and provide me with results I could feel confident in. Highly recommend doing business with this company! You can tell they truly appreciate their customers and put 100% effort into every test!
Andre Malone
Andre Malone
November 9, 2021
Excellent Service. Tech was very informative
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