Asbestos should be a part of NJ home inspections. While asbestos has not been a material for decades it still may have a presence on older homes. If you are purchasing a home that was built prior to 1970 you should make sure your inspector will be inspecting for asbestos.
An inspection of your NJ home may uncover asbestos in the following places:
- patching compounds
- vinyl flooring
- insulation around heating pipes and furnaces
While asbestos is rare to find in homes there is still a risk involved when it is disturbed. It is in your best interest to have a NJ home inspected with attention to asbestos if the home was built in the mid 1900s or earlier, especially those that have never been remodeled. The presence of asbestos has the ability to affect the health of those in a home but can be removed if found.
Contact Sherlock Home Inspectors today to learn more about homes inspection services in New Jersey. We welcome the opportunity to fill you in on the process and our services. Let our knowledge and experience work to your advantage, assuring that you know the exact condition of your home.
Sherlock Home Inspectors, your pre-purchase consultants. We have been serving New York and New Jersey since 1976. Let us inspect your home prior to selling to avoid any unnecessary surprises.
Click here to read “Asbestos” from NACHI.