Asbestos Inspections & Testing
Up until the late 1970s, asbestos was frequently used in home insulation and in textured paint and patching compounds on wall and ceiling joints. If you fear a home you’re thinking of purchasing may contain this cancer-causing substance, contact AccuSpect Inspections and ask about asbestos testing. Call (734) 467-7328 or schedule online now.
Understanding the Dangers of Asbestos
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has classified asbestos as a known human carcinogen. The International Agency for Research on Cancer says there is sufficient evidence that asbestos causes mesothelioma, as well as cancers of the lung, larynx, and ovary. While we don’t believe in unduly alarming people, we want buyers and sellers to be aware of potential problems so there are no surprises in the buying or selling process.
Because of the seriousness of these conditions, we include visual asbestos inspections as part our regular home inspections. (We don’t currently offer this as a standalone service.) If there appears to be asbestos-type material present in your home, we’ll highly recommend that you arrange for laboratory testing to determine the extent of the problem and what remediation is needed.
Keep in mind that asbestos becomes a hazard when the material is disturbed or in poor condition because it is then more easily inhaled.
Other Specialty Testing
Through our years of experience (over 3,500 inspections), we know that homeowners and prospective buyers often want a thorough understanding of the condition of a home. To that end we offer a menu of specialized inspection services for the discerning buyer:
At AccuSpect, our motto is Inspection Excellence by Design, and we mean every word of it. Those who know us describe us as honest, experienced, and detail-oriented. We strive to educate buyers and sellers to help them attain their dream of home ownership and to prepare for that dream in a realistic manner. Our full home inspections include free warranties, RecallChek, and a lifetime use of Home Owners Resource.
The certified experts at AccuSpect are ready to help you. Schedule an inspection online now or call (734) 467-7328. In addition to asbestos and specialized inspections, we offer commercial building inspections. We serve the Detroit area, including Ann Arbor, Monroe, and much of eastern Michigan.