Many different types of hazardous materials could be in or on your property’s interior or exterior without you even realizing it. Colorado Hazardous Environmental offers home inspections to see if you have any hazardous materials located on your property. Hazardous materials are dangerous, meaning they can cause devastating damages to your health and well-being. Below we will discuss commonly found hazardous materials.
Mold is quite common in homes. Mold is naturally occurring and will form inside your home if you have water damages that were not handled correctly. Mold can grow and multiply quickly, causing a major mold overgrowth on your property. Mold causes symptoms close to those of seasonal allergies and breathing problems.
Lead paint is found in a lot of older homes and generally not a problem. It becomes a problem if you have young children, the elderly, or pregnant women inside the home. They are at a higher risk of lead poisoning, which can lead to seizures, comas, and even death.
Rodents may seem like a minor annoyance, but they are actually hazardous to your health. If you have rodents in your home, they need to be removed, as their feces and urine contain bacteria and viruses.
Of the above we have discussed, asbestos is the most hazardous material we can find on your property. Asbestos causes devastating illnesses like lung cancer and mesothelioma. Asbestos can be found in a lot of different materials around your property, including insulation, wallpaper, walls, and even tiles.
A home inspection is the best way to find out if you have any of the above hazardous materials lurking around your property. If you do, they will need to be removed by a professional like Colorado Hazardous Materials.