Asbestos Inspection

Although asbestos has not been commonly used in residential construction for more than thirty years, older homes can still contain this harmful substance. Pillar To Post™ Home Inspectors perform inspections for asbestos.

Why is Asbestos a Problem?

For many years, asbestos was added to construction products for its insulation value as well as its resistance to wear, heat, and fire. Despite its positive qualities, exposure to asbestos fibers is now known to increase your risk of lung diseases, including lung cancer, mesothelioma and asbestosis.

Which Homes Contain Asbestos?

Older homes and properties that have not been renovated or updated as well as buildings in larger, metropolitan areas stand the largest chance to contain asbestos. If you are looking to purchase or remodel a home that is more than thirty years old, you should have it tested for the presence of asbestos. Pillar To Post™ Home Inspectors provide a comprehensive home inspection with the option to include additional services like testing for asbestos. 

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Asbestos can be found throughout a home, including:
  • Exterior siding,
  • Plaster and drywall jointing materials,
  • Insulation,
  • Roofing materials,
  • Adhesives,
  • Linoleum and vinyl floor tiles, and
  • Textured ceilings
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Protect Your Family from Asbestos

The only way to ensure a home is free from this carcinogenic material is to hire a professional with training and the correct equipment to test for it. Pillar To Post™ ensures your local team provides this additional service as part of their home inspection service add-ons.

Buying a home is an exciting time, so concerns over the health and safety of the new occupants of the property should not be an added worry.

Asbestos Inspection From Pillar To Post

Contact your local Pillar To Post™ Home Inspector to learn more about this and other additional services you can include in your home inspection.

Find your local home inspector

All Pillar To Post™ Home Inspectors are trained to inspect all major items inside and outside of the home.

*Not all additional services are available in all areas, please contact this inspector for more information.

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Pillar To Post™ inspectors are E&O insured, highly trained, deliver detailed reports and take pride in helping you make clear decisions when buying or selling a home, ensuring confident home ownership™.