Putting your home on the market? Make sure it’s asbestos-free first

Posted on April 21, 2016 in Blog

Putting your home on the market? Make sure it’s asbestos-free firstSpring is a great time to put your home on the market. Many buyers start thinking about purchasing a new home when the rainy season ends. Those who have kids often like to purchase a new home during the summer months so their kids don’t have to switch schools midway through the school year.

If you’re thinking about putting your home up for sale, you probably have a lot of tasks continuously running through your mind. There are so many preparations to be made to ensure your home is as appealing as possible to potential buyers.

One of the most important tasks you should make sure to take care of before listing your home is making sure it’s asbestos-free. Most buyers will probably ask about whether your home has asbestos before extending an offer, so you should definitely get ahead of the curve by calling Southern California’s asbestos experts at H2 Environmental Consulting Services.

Why does asbestos need to be removed?

Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral fiber that was used in many buildings because of its superb fire-retardant and insulating properties. However, after many years of widespread use, scientific studies concluded that it was actually a carcinogen that poses a significant danger to humans.

There are various serious health problems that are associated with asbestos exposure. The lung disease asbestosis, mesothelioma, and lung cancer have all been linked to asbestos exposure. These diseases often take over 30 years to develop after the exposure takes place, so limiting everyone’s exposure to asbestos is incredibly important.

Where asbestos might be in your home

If your home was built between 1940 and 1975, there’s a significant chance that it has asbestos in it. Many other buildings contain asbestos as well. Asbestos may be present in your home’s insulation, textured paint, roofing shingles and sealants, vinyl flooring and adhesives, pipe coverings, gaskets in coal and oil furnaces, sprayed-on acoustic ceiling material, wire insulation or stovetop pads, and/or exhaust flues and older HVAC ducting.

Call H2 Environmental Consulting Services for a thorough check of your home for asbestos. We’ll inspect every part of your home, checking for all harmful materials – including asbestos, lead, mold, and other common contaminants.

If we find any contamination, we’ll develop a remediation plan, and if you decide to go forward with it, we’ll carry it out with maximum efficiency. We’re Southern California’s asbestos removal experts, so you can count on us to thoroughly remove all contamination from your home in the safest manner possible. Southern Californians have relied on H2 Environmental Consulting Services for over 29 years—so before you put your home up for sale, call us for a complete environmental evaluation. You’ll be able to tell potential buyers that your home is perfectly safe because you worked with H2 Environmental Consulting Services.  The deal with go through without a hitch!