From the home inspector’s point of view there is always a VERY different approach to the meaning of this title phrase than from the seller’s position. And for a very simple reason – “we” (the property owners) tend to forget about areas in our homes that don’t (at least not immediately) impact our daily routines. For as long as we don’t feel any dramatic changes in our surroundings, everything is assumed to be alright. We adjust and fail to notice small, gradual changes, and because, over the years of living in the house, it was decorated (in and out) to [...]
First Part of Asbestos in Your Home
Does a statement “you have asbestos in your home” sound scary?
As usual, many of the “scary” things in our homes are scary because we don’t have any background / knowledge about them. One of those “things” is ASBESTOS – a mineral made out of microscopic fibers.
Exposure to a high concentration of asbestos airborne fibers puts us at a great risk of developing asbestos related diseases, and no safe level of asbestos exposure has yet been determined.
Those diseases are:
Lung, colon, and stomach cancer
Mesothelioma – A rare form of cancer of the chest lining and [...]