We are frequently called to a residence that is on the market or is soon to be listed for sale. Our corporate team collaborates with realtors throughout the Metro Atlanta area and surrounds to check and test homes for asbestos.
Many older homes, particularly those built before the 1980s, may still contain asbestos materials, posing a risk to the health of the family living inside. We understand that there are several tests and inspections performed during the home selling process, but we recommend having an asbestos inspection performed on older properties when they are on the market or shortly before a sale closes. As a result, the potential buyer is aware of any problems with the residence.
The presence of asbestos does not automatically pose a health danger, but the fibers can easily break apart and become airborne if disturbed. They are quite safe if they are not disturbed. Any activity on the property, such as remodeling or demolishing parts of the property in order to rebuild, might disturb the asbestos fibers, breaking them up and raising your chance of acquiring an asbestos-related disease.
If the home you’re selling has been tested for asbestos and found to contain the microscopic fibers, it’s critical to disclose and negotiate the presence of asbestos. Additionally, we recommend addressing them prior to the home being sold. It is critical to reveal information that you are aware of. If the present homeowner want to remedy the situation prior to selling the property, Environmental Services Of America can assist.