Asbestos in Newcastle

In my experience of inspecting Newcastle homes, I have come across some common environmental hazards you should be aware of. Some of these hazards are asbestos, carbon monoxide, lead, radon, carbon monoxide, and groundwater contamination.

In this article I hope to identify the basic environmental hazards and to describe the warning signs, characteristics, causes and solutions of the various environment hazards most commonly found in the real estate transaction. Get in touch if you need an asbestos inspection in Newcastle. 

In my inspections I usually found asbestos in older homes onheat ducts at the joints. Asbestos can be found covering pipes, ducts, and heating and hot water units. Just the presence of asbestos is not necessarily a heath hazard.

iron-1If you have kids, you have constant hazards around your home. I am speaking of environmental hazards than can affect your home. You should consider environmental hazards in your home or when you are considering purchasing a home.

In 1996 the EPA and the Department of Housing and Urban Development issued regulations requiring disclosure of the presence of any known lead-based paint hazards to potential buyers or renters. Renters or buyers must be given ten days in which to conduct risk assessments or inspections for lead-based paint hazards.

When radon is and enters buildings trapped in high concentrations, it causes health problems. The modern practice of creating energy-efficient homes and buildings with practically airtight walls and windows may increase the potential for radon gas accumulation. Heating and ventilation systems can spread radon gas throughout the house once it has accumulated.

Carbon monoxide is a by-product of a fossil fuel burning appliance or heating system.

When improper ventilation or equipment malfunctions and permits large quantities of CO to be released into the structure, it poses a significant health hazard.

Any groundwater contamination can threaten the supply of pure, clean water for private wells or public water systems. Groundwater is the water that exists below the earth’s surface. If the water gets contaminated, the earth’s natural filtering may not be adequate to ensure the availability of pure water.

There are several hazards one should test and consider for in their own homes or one they are considering buying. Some of these hazards include but are not limited to radon, asbestos, lead based paint, carbon monoxide, and groundwater contamination.

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You should consider environmental hazards in your home or when you are considering purchasing a home.

Some of these hazards are asbestos, carbon monoxide, lead, radon, carbon monoxide, and groundwater contamination.

Just the presence of asbestos is not necessarily a heath hazard. Some of these hazards include but are not limited to radon, asbestos, lead based paint, carbon monoxide, and groundwater contamination.

Make sure you get a professional to inspect your home if you feel you are at risk of asbestos.

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