Asbestos Fibres

Abestos fibers: photo credit

Perhaps the time has come for you to remodel the home you are in, or it could be that you want to purchase a home, either way it’s essential that you know everything there is to know about the property in question.

In most cases, you might simply overlook small issues and see them as minor and irrelevant problems. However, it is the small issues that can have the most serious of consequences on your health.

Here is something significant for you to consider, if your home was built before 1989, there is a chance the home could have been built with materials made with asbestos.

Asbestos was widely used by many companies in their building materials in the past e.g. roofing materials, vinyl floor tiles, and drywall joint filler compound. It added strength and it provided excellent resistance to heat. It was unknown to them the long-term harm.

Asbestos has been found to be extremely harmful to your health, and could cause mesothelioma cancer  via airborne spores inhaled into the lungs. Asbestos damage to your health is not noticeable right away; most cases sufferers feel the affects 20-50 years after actually ingesting the Asbestos fibers.

If your home is older and it concerns you, or you are concerned about the property you wish to buy, contact a licensed home inspector and ask about the next step to identifying if there is an issue. Remember, this is regarding homes built before 1989, since that time the use of Asbestos in materials has been banned by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

It is not easy to spot products or materials that have asbestos in them, speak to an experienced inspector. They have the industry knowledge needed to give the best advice to relieve your worries.

Make yours and your family’s health a priority; get in touch with a professional affiliated home inspection company today.