Selling or buying a home is a significant milestone in your life. It also comes with many stressors. You will need to have a home inspection completed on the property. This inspection checked the interior and exterior of your home for damages. While this is an important test, these tests do not check for asbestos or lead. A property inspection is generally non-invasive, where an asbestos test needs samples.

Asbestos testing can only be administered by an asbestos professional who has the proper licensing. It is important to hire a certified and licensed asbestos tester for your property. Asbestos is highly hazardous, and any older properties should be tested before being sold. As a seller, you are not required to have an asbestos inspection, but a buyer may ask for one. If your property contains asbestos, you will either need to have the asbestos removed or cover the costs of the removal through the property’s asking price.

An asbestos test is completed by taking small samples from all areas of the property. Once collected, these samples will be sent to a lab for accurate testing. Asbestos inspections and testing should be required to sell or buy a property, as asbestos exposure can cause lasting health effects, including cancer.

Before buying or selling a home, it is important that you understand the different types of inspections and what you need to have tested. Asbestos and lead are both common in older homes, and both require a test to identify. Asbestos and lead are both hazardous and can cause damages to both the young and old alike. Play it safe, do your research, and have the proper inspection completed on the property.

It is best to know if the property contains asbestos or lead. You will have peace of mind knowing the home is safe or if you need to have these hazardous materials removed. Ogden Asbestos Abatement is here to help you with all your asbestos and lead testing, inspections, and removal.