You began your home renovation project only to find that your home may contain asbestos. If your home was built before 1975, it likely includes some materials made with asbestos. Vinyl floor tiles, roofing material, and blown-in attic insulation are common building materials that contained asbestos. Over the past few decades, asbestos testing in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne has become more popular because of the dangers associated with the material. South Eastern Property Inspections is an experienced, reliable building inspection company that provides testing for asbestos.
The Dangers of Asbestos in a Home
Floor tiles, ceiling tiles, and other materials commonly found in a home that contains asbestos present some dangers to those occupying the home. There is a higher risk when the asbestos is broken down or friable. Asbestos fibres are released into the air and can be breathed in by inhabitants of a home. Breathing is the most common way for fibres to enter the body. When these fibres reach the lungs, there can be severe problems.
The biggest of the problems is cancer. Mesothelioma is a rare cancer that affects the lining of the lungs. Most every case is associated with asbestos exposure. Those exposed to asbestos can also suffer from lung cancer and asbestosis, a chronic respiratory disease that causes shortness of breath and is usually fatal. It is generally only found in those who work around asbestos.
Hire a Competent Building Inspector in the Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne
Because of the dangers of asbestos, it is important to test for it before you decide to go ahead with your major renovation project. Tearing apart your outdated kitchen, bathroom, and bedrooms could release asbestos fibres into your home’s air, and that is something you do not want. South Eastern Property Inspections has a team of inspectors that have been trained to use the latest in technology to detect asbestos. We use thermal imaging and scope cameras to examine the condition of your home. Our inspectors will investigate the areas where asbestos is typically found – floors, ceilings, and walls. We take samples which are sent for analysis. We then share the findings with you so that you and your family can take the appropriate steps concerning your project.
Should it be necessary, South Eastern Property Inspections is also a licenced asbestos extractor. We can help you with the entire process of ridding your home of this deadly compound. Once complete, you can then move on with the rest of your renovation project. Our asbestos inspection will help protect you and your family.
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Our building inspectors in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne have lots of experience and provide many different services. In addition to providing comprehensive building and home inspections, we also offer asbestos testing and inspections. Our goal is for our customers to make good decisions concerning their homes and we provide them with the information to do so.
We are reliable, timely, and work directly with our customers if they desire. We are also licenced. Our inspectors are registered building practitioners, licenced electrical contractors, and licenced asbestos removalists. The company also carries professional indemnity insurance. For more information or to book your inspection today, call us on 0417 055 155 or click the Click Here, Book Now button on our website.