What to Know About Asbestos Inspectors

What to Know About Asbestos Inspectors


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Asbestos was a common building material until a ban in the early 1980s. Unfortunately, the material is hazardous to human health when inhaled and can cause various life-threatening diseases. If your house was built between the 1930s and 1970s, you may want to hire asbestos inspectors to see if there is asbestos anywhere in your home.

The only way to be sure if your home has asbestos is to have your home tested by a qualified expert. He or she will come to the home, obtain samples of building materials, and bring them to a lab for testing. They will let you know what course of action to take in the case there is asbestos in your home.

For example, if the inspector recommends the removal of the asbestos, they can point homeowners in the direction of a reputable asbestos removal contractor. They will monitor the progress of the contractor’s work and make sure proper safety measures are observed during the removal process.

It is suggested that homeowners check to see if the inspector is associated with the removal contractor they refer the homeowner to. They may be suggesting removal just to benefit their firm, instead of putting the homeowner’s interests first. For more information, check out the video in the link above.