Asbestos in the Home - Licensed Asbestos Inspection Service
We provide two types of residential asbestos inspection services. The first one is a Cursory Inspection. By nature an asbestos inspection can be "intrusive" for the simple fact that we're sampling "building materials". As far back as the early 1800 Asbestos was used in building materials used to build homes. It wasn't until 1989 that the EPA banned all new uses of asbestos. Therefore, a Cursory Inspection is a light to moderate form of sample extraction that causes light to moderate damage. Often times Cursory Inspection Sampling goes unnoticed because we take our samples from areas in a way that the seller won't notice. This is perfect for scenarios where it's a "Pre Closing" inspection. In this scenario you don't own the home therefore it'd be inappropriate for our inspection to cause damage to the home unless we have the expressed consent of the home owner.
The second type of residential asbestos inspection is a more intrusive service. Everything from coring exterior walls to foundation masonry block to light fixture insulation. Of course we will go back and patch walls and leave everything ready for a painter to come back and paint the walls. This is perfect if you're purchasing a fixer upper or if you're planning a big renovation project we highly recommend this type of Residential Asbestos Inspection.
In addition to Suspected Asbestos Containing Materials that will be sampled in both types of asbestos inspection we will also inspect for Hazardous Materials.
Contact us today so we can tailor an Asbestos Inspection option that works best for your scenario.
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