Home Inspection for Asbestos

If you are buying a house, especially an old one, it is a good idea to have it tested for asbestos

If you are buying a house, especially an old one, it is a good idea to have it tested for asbestos Click To Tweet

What are Asbestos?
  • Group name for a fibrous, heat and chemical resistant mineral
  • Asbestos were commonly used as part of construction material until late 20th century
  • Some countries still use it regularly in various materials


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  Why Test for Asbestos? Asbestos are almost invisible, microscopic fibers - Once inside the body, they cannot be broken down or excreted from it - Studies have shown links between asbestos and diseases such as -
  • Asbestosis
  • Pleura
  • Atelectasis
  • Lung Cancer
  • Mesothelioma
Despite numerous studies about, asbestos is legally used in US and many other countries

Asbestos Home Inspection

You can follow the checklist for inspection of asbestos -
  • Discern the presence, quantity, and location of material containing asbestos
  • Inform all employees of the presence of material containing asbestos
  • Attach warning labels to these materials
  • Avoid interaction with these materials
  • Acquire training for the inspection, handling, and removal of asbestos
  • Restrict access to areas identified to contain asbestos
  • Prohibit drinking, eating, smoking, chewing gum or tobacco in the contaminated area
  • Impose respiratory protection program and medical check up
  • Professionals take samples to ascertain proper controls for implementation
www.360Training.com provides a 24 hour HAZWOPER training online Online Training HAZWOPER 24-hour online course recognizes OSHA regulations -
  • Develop an understanding of Site Characterization
  • Learn about highly risky and hazardous situations
  • Understand the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Study the execution of control, management, and decontamination protocols
  1. http://allinonehomeinspection.com/asbestos-sampling/
  2. http://www.assuranceenvironmental.ca/blog/2015/11/does-home-inspection-include-asbestos/
  3. https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/asbestos/checklist.html

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