AHI Asbestos Consultants: Asbestos Inspection and Testing You Can Count on in Bribie Island
When you decide to purchase a new home, you also schedule a general home inspection to assess the condition, value and liveability of the property. These inspections vary in cost and scope, but they are typically meant to be comprehensive in their assessments of a home. A pre-purchase home inspection can help expose problems or defects with plumbing, electrical wiring, appliances, roofing, the foundation and more. These inspections can also help locate issues like mould or termite damage.
If there is one issue that home inspectors can and sometimes do overlook, it’s asbestos. Commonly used in Australian construction from the 1950s through to the 1980s (and only completely banned in the country as of 2003), asbestos can still crop up quite frequently in older homes or buildings. Obtaining a specialised asbestos inspection in Bribie Island is really the only way to learn whether or not a home was built using asbestos-containing materials.
Why You Need Asbestos Testing in Bribie Island
A general home inspector can identify most of the defects that can affect a home’s value and liveability. If there is a crack in the foundation, your inspector will inform you of the issue. If the roof is at the end of its life and will need to be replaced within the next year or two, your inspector will tell you. If there is mould or water damage in the basement, your inspector will include that information in his or her report.
Unfortunately, most home inspectors are not trained as asbestos inspectors or testers. Asbestos inspections require considerable knowledge and experience, largely because thousands of different asbestos-containing materials were used in residential construction during the second half of the 20th century. As a specialised asbestos inspection company in Bribie Island, AHI Asbestos Consultants knows exactly where to look for asbestos in a home. From vinyl sheet flooring and the adhesive that attaches it to a floor, to door gaskets on furnaces and wood stoves, we look for asbestos where less experienced or specialised inspectors would never think to look.
Asbestos testing in Bribie Island is also a service that most general inspectors cannot provide. All testing of asbestos samples must be carried out by an NATA-accredited laboratory. At AHI Asbestos Consultants, we have gone through the necessary channels to earn accreditation from NATA (or the National Association of Testing Authorities). In our lab, we are able to test suspected asbestos containing materials to determine 1) whether those materials do indeed include asbestos, and 2) what type of asbestos is contained in the sample.
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Bottom line, asbestos inspection and testing in Bribie Island are both essential factors to consider before purchasing a home. These precautions can help you determine whether or not purchasing a home is a wise or even safe investment. Furthermore, if you do decide to go ahead with purchasing a home that contains traces of asbestos, the information gleaned through the inspection and testing process will be invaluable in planning the removal and eradication of those materials from the home.
At AHI Asbestos Consultants, we want to help you make the most well-educated real estate purchasing decision possible. Email us today at [email protected] to enquire about our services and rates.