Does Asbestos Appear in a Home Inspection?
When selling a home, there’s a lot to consider and do before someone purchases your home. From listing it on the MLS to having an home inspection, it’s not always an easy process, but Asbestos Project Management can help make one part of it easier.
During the process of selling your home, your property has to undergo an inspection. While most states don’t require single family homes to test for asbestos before selling their home, you could be held liable for health related damages in the future, if you did know the home contained asbestos.
A home inspection is visual and non-invasive for the home, and the inspector may not be able to properly identify the presence of asbestos. During a home inspection, the presence of building materials where asbestos is likely to be found will be inspected, but you shouldn’t just rely on that as a complete asbestos inspection.
If you’re the seller and you’ve had the required home inspection completed, you can have an asbestos inspection done or order one of our asbestos testing kits, just to make sure your home is free of any dangerous fibers. If you’re looking into buying the home, you can also have this test done, although you’ll need permission from the current homeowner if you’re having it done before the house is sold.Back To Blog