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Important Items to Consider when Purchasing a Building with Asbestos

Posted by CVE Corp. on Aug 25, 2018 1:28:00 PM

Buying a building that contains asbestos is always a risk. But many older buildings built between the mid-1940's and the mid-1980's contain asbestos, as it was a popular roofing and flooring insulation material. Having asbestos on your property doesn’t always pose a risk, but in such cases it’s important to have it inspected so you can be certain you’re safe.

Hiring an asbestos removal and inspection specialist in San Diego can save you a significant amount of time and resources before you make a final purchase. Let’s take a closer look at some of the factors.

The Dangers of Asbestos
Asbestos is a mineral that’s effective in preventing fires, but also thought to cause mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer. Asbestos is especially dangerous if these fibers become airborne and an individual inhales these fibers, as they can cause severe inflammation and lead to a wide range of health problems. Hiring a specialist like CVE Corp. can provide you with an in-depth inspection of a building and identify any areas that contain asbestos.

How Do You Know If a Building Contains Asbestos?
Referring to the plans of a property you’re going to purchase may be one way to determine if it contains asbestos. Checking the date of when the property was built, as well as when any roofing and flooring was installed is also a good indication of whether a property contains asbestos or not. But the only way to make certain is by contacting a professional asbestos removal company in San Diego. They’ll also be able to help you come up with a plan of action should you find you’re in need of removal or abatement services. Performing an inspection prior to purchasing your home is recommended, as it may be necessary to have this asbestos removed before you ever move in.

What to Do If a Building Contains Asbestos?
Hiring professional asbestos removal companies is always recommended to ensure it’s completely removed from the building. Trying to remove asbestos on your own is very risky and exposes your body to serious health risks.

With more than 30 years of industry experience, CVE Corp. is one of the leading asbestos removal companies in San Diego. We are one of the largest demolition and abatement companies in California, with four offices located across the state and with over 300 employees. As licensed and trained professionals, we understand the importance of safely removing asbestos from buildings.

Interested in learning more about asbestos removal services? Feel free to reach out to us at any time and schedule a consultation!

 

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