Anyone who has ever taken on a home renovation project knows that they can be stressful. Managing all the details can be time consuming and confusing. What seems like a small project can take a long time and the last thing you want to do is add another step to the process. If your home was built before 1980, it is a good idea to have an inspection done before any renovation are done. Here are three reasons to have an inspection done before you start your project.
- Planning ahead can save time in the long run
Having asbestos abatement done is not like ordering a package from Amazon. The process takes a while from initial inspection to final removal. Once you decide to have asbestos materials removed all projects over trigger levels must wait ten days for permits to be issued by the state. If you forego an inspection before a project is started and find materials later in the process all other work may have to be halted until the material can be safely removed. This can dramatically slow the pace of a project.
- Disturbing undetected asbestos can be bad for your health and your family’s.
Having an asbestos inspection helps to identify asbestos containing materials in your home. Accidentally disturbing asbestos containing materials can release asbestos fibers into the air. Breathing in these fibers is dangerous. Even if you are the only person working in the home these fibers can become lodged in porous surfaces in the home and effect anyone in the property even after the project is finished.
- Peace of Mind
Even if your property does not end up containing any asbestos, having an inspection done can bring peace of mind. Knowing that nothing is going to be disturbed in this project or any other can move future projects along faster and make you feel more safe in your home.