Home Inspection tips from D&M Home Inspections. A deleaded house does not always mean a lead free house. Lead can almost always be found on, Exterior: Basement windows, porch ceilings and columns, exposed trim at old storm window locations and the soil surrounding the home. Interior; Tops of doors, cabinets, basement staircases and basement windows. Also, Just because lead paint was no longer produced after 1978, doesn’t mean people stopped using it in 1978. If you are purchasing a home and are concerned with lead paint have all surfaces and soil tested.