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Asbestos and Real Estate – What it Means to You and Your Clients

In the last ten years, you might have found a substantial increase in the concern about asbestos and its health effects. As a real estate broker or agent, you must understand how a real estate transactions can impact.

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I would like to begin by answering the basic question; what precisely is asbestos?

Asbestos is the name of a group of fibrous minerals with fibers that are long and thin. Why all the fuss over some fibers that doesn’t seem so bad?

Well, asbestos might be thin. However, they are extremely permanent. So durable in fact that they stay there for a long time and find their way into lung tissue.

From a health perspective, you don’t need asbestos everywhere near your lungs. Therefore, where are all these asbestos fibers concealing?

Asbestos is naturally occurring in ultramafic and serpentine rock. Asbestos is also, used in lots of building materials (notably in buildings built before 1987) such as roofing material, floor tiles, piping, and fire doors to name a few.

In building materials you inquire, so if asbestos is harmful, why is it used?

If the building material is in good condition well, asbestos isn’t a concern. There’s a possibility that the asbestos fibers might have turned to a powder, and if the condition of the material is damaged, then a health problem could appear in case you breathe enough of it over time.

This problem leaves the average home buyer and seller confused. What are my outcomes relating to asbestos if I buy a house where asbestos is naturally occurring in stone?

If naturally occurring asbestos has been validated in your area, minimizing the release of fibers should be of major significance. Driving on unpaved roads lifts the asbestos fibers out of the ground which increases the chance of the fibers locating their way to your lungs.

Additionally, make sure to wipe your shoes off outside, before coming indoors. Since children frequently play outside and get filthy, it is especially important to inform them to take off their shoes before entering your house and wash their hands if they may be filthy.

Gold Coast asbestos testing project is very important before purchasing a new property in Gold Coast. With a thorough checking or sampling process, you can determine if the property has asbestos-containing material (ACM) and see how much it will cost to remove it.

If you’re gardening or digging in your lawn, watch out for rocks such as the rock featured in this informative article.

All of this advice isn’t meant to scare the average homeowner. To learn more on asbestos in your town, consult with your local city hall.

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