Learn What You Live In: 4 Reasons Get a Home Inspection for Asbestos, Lead Paint and Mold
Your family was so excited to move to a new city and into your new home. Everything seemed perfect, at first. Then your family all started to get sick. A lot. Seriously sick. Because environmental hazards in your home can permeate your air, the food you eat, everything.
Fortunately, dangerous hazards like mold, lead paint and asbestos are easily detectable with inexpensive testing, and mitigation can protect your family and you. That means that protecting your family from many serious health threats that could reside in your home begins with a simple test. If that doesn’t convince you, here are some more reasons to get your home tested for asbestos, lead paint and mold.
Home Inspection Protects Your Family’s and Your Health
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention mold info page warns of potential respiratory and even neurological disorders resulting from even mild, short-term mold exposure for otherwise healthy adultsMayo Clinic lists symptoms of lead poisoning ranging from developmental delay in children to loss of mental function in adults. And the National Cancer Institute has well documented the deadly consequences of asbestos exposure.
Home Inspection Checks Air Quality
It goes like this: If you have lead paint on your walls, you have lead in your air. If you have asbestos and disturb its safe encapsulation, you have asbestos in your air. If you have a significant mold infestation in your home, you have potentially toxic mold spores in your air. Knowing for sure what lies within your home gives you a good idea of what’s in our air and enables you to safely remove and mitigate hazards.
Home Inspection Protects Your Property Value
You’ve worked hard and build a big pile of equity in your home. Now it’s time to cash in. But a mold infestation discovered in your walls sours the deal and evaporates your equity nest egg. An inexpensive environmental home inspection could have detected the problem early, averting an expensive mitigation project, not to mention ensuring a clean bill of health for your home when you wanted to refinance or sell it.
Home Inspection Protects You From Potential Legal Liability
If workers are exposed to health hazards while working in your home, you could be legally responsible. Home inspection that meets regulatory standards for hazardous substances is certified, therefore protecting you from regulatory penalties and shielding you from legal liability.
It’s the Law
In many states, regulations require you to test for hazardous materials before you renovate or demolish any structure in order to protect workers from serious health risks and ensure the proper handling and disposal of hazardous material. In Colorado, Regulation 8, Part B requires property owners to test for asbestos anytime 32 square feet of material is to be renovated or demolished (walls, ceilings or floors).
Whether you just moved into your home or have been there for awhile, it’s a very good idea to have it inspected for asbestos, lead paint and mold. Call Enviocore today to learn how easy it is for you to learn what you live in!
Why Choose Us?
WE’RE SERIOUS ABOUT OUR WORK
We’ll show up at your door with a smile and treat you like a new friend. But be assured that we’re all business when it comes to delivering professional testing and consulting services.
FAST, ACCURATE TEST RESULTS. VERY FAST.
For any environmental testing to be meaningful, much less valuable, you need the results to be reliable and fast. If it takes until mold spores become visible over a large area to get positive mold contamination test results, those results aren’t really “news.” They’re “olds.”
WE TREAT YOUR FAMILY AND BUSINESS LIKE OURS
We never forget that our business is about people. Protecting people from hazards. When we enter your home or business, we consider how we would want to protect our home or business.