Searching for your next house? What you need to know about potential hazardous materials

Posted on August 5, 2016 in Blog

Searching for your next house? What you need to know about potential hazardous materialsSo you’re searching for your next house – how exciting! There are so many factors to be aware of when picking out a place to live. Neighborhood, schools, location, layout and condition of the house, necessary updates, and the overall vibe of the house are all important aspects to keep in mind as you check out properties and try to pick which one will work best for you and your family.

Safety considerations are also important to keep in mind. Of course, you want your family to enjoy many healthy years in your new home, and that can only be possible if you pay attention to potentially hazardous conditions in the home.

Lessons learned after lead poisoning in Flint, Michigan

If you’ve been following the news in recent months, you know about the lead poisoning crisis in Flint, Michigan. Thousands of people, including many children, were exposed to harmful levels of lead in drinking water. If there’s one main lesson to glean from this tragedy, it’s that you can’t just rely on the government to protect you and your family from environmental hazards like lead. Anytime you’re considering purchasing a home, you should call H2 Environmental Consulting Services at (800) 524-3578 to schedule a complete environmental evaluation of the property, including potential lead contamination.

Why is lead a big deal?

Lead-based paint was used in just about every home and business property before 1978, when it was banned by the government. Many homes still contain lead, so particularly if you have small children who might ingest lead-based paint chips when they fall off the walls, it’s important that you have an inspection or risk assessment to check for lead before purchase. Just call Southern California’s lead experts, H2 Environmental Consulting Services, at (800) 524-3578 to schedule an evaluation.

Asbestos exposure concerns

Before the late 1970s, asbestos was also used in most buildings throughout the US, including Southern California. Then scientific studies concluded that asbestos exposure was linked to various serious diseases, including asbestosis, lung cancer, and mesothelioma. Now the government heavily regulates the use of asbestos to limit harmful exposure. Make sure your prospective new home doesn’t contain asbestos by calling H2 Environmental Consulting Services at (800) 524-3578.

Can’t I just handle removing harmful materials myself?

No. The government has established many laws and regulations that govern the proper procedures for detecting and thoroughly removing lead, asbestos, and other contaminants in the most effective, safe way possible. We have all the necessary licenses and we’re fully insured, so you can trust H2 Environmental Consulting Services to perfectly handle your environmental evaluation and all necessary remediation services. Plus we have all the technological tools and expert techniques to ensure you and your family will be able to breathe easy in your new home. Don’t trust your family’s health and safety to anyone else.

Schedule your appointment with H2 Environmental Consulting Services now by calling (800) 524-3578. We look forward to helping you confidently purchase your next home!