It is important for you to know the dangers that may come with buying a new place in Kelowna, BC, or anywhere else. Aside from mold and termites, one of the problems that can affect your health and wellbeing is asbestos. Asbestos a building material that was used in the past for constructions. In our modern days, asbestos is banned, but in the old times it was one of the most used building materials, especially before 1990. You can prevent having to deal with asbestos related problems by resorting to a Kelowna asbestos inspection for the property you intend to purchase.
Asbestos is a material that was used to insulate against heat and noise because it contains a high mineral fiber material that is also fire resistant. It was also used for fire protection in buildings that posed such dangers. The asbestos fibers, under the microscope, look like needles. And because the needles are very tiny, they can enter the air and be inhaled, getting stuck in your lungs or entering the blood stream. Then it is just a matter of time until that needle gets stuck in your organism, infecting the cells around it.
Asbestos can even cause extreme health problems, such as cancer. It is especially dangerous if the asbestos-containing materials are moved or crumbled. This causes the asbestos fibers to wander around in the air, searching for their target. Problems like mesothelioma, asbestosis, and lung cancer are just a few of the dangerous diseases resulted from the presence of this material. It is especially hazardous to young children and elderly people, who have a weak immune system, but it can affect anyone.
If you think there is a possibility that your house/building fits that description, contact one of our trained professionals. It is impossible to determine by yourself if your home has asbestos, and if you wait until you develop symptoms, it can be too late. Our inspector will carefully inspect your house for asbestos that can be found in the insulation, cement, plaster or in the ceiling.
Buying a house is one of the most important purchases during one’s lifetime. So, when it comes to such a big investment, you have to take care of every detail. There are times when you can’t do it alone.
Whether you’re buying the home of your dreams or are maintaining your existing home, you have to make sure there are no hidden, unwanted problems lurking in secret. For this reason, you need to work with a true professional. You need to hire the best Kelowna home inspector. Hiring Lloyd Kenzle will give you peace of mind knowing you’ve made the best choice to keep your family safe and happy.
Contact Lloyd for more information and schedule your Kelowna residential inspection as soon as possible.
Vin knows buying a home is one of the biggest purchases of your life, and being able to provide honest, knowledgeable support aimed at making you more confident in your purchase is what good home inspection is about. From the first phone call, Vin is committed to open, accurate and educated reporting to make the process less stressful for you, and to ensure you know exactly what you are getting with your purchase.
Vin’s credentials include:
Consumer Protection BC Home Inspector Licence #78731 • Commercial Building Inspection (Carson Dunlop Weldon & Associates Ltd Canada) • Qualified Home Inspector with Carson Dunlop Canada • Higher National Certificate with Commendation in Building Surveying (Inspection), UK (Greenwich University London) • Diploma in Home Inspection from the Awarding Body for the Built Environment (ABBE) Level 4 (Highest Level), UK • Qualified Domestic Energy Assessor with the National Home Energy Rating (NHER), UK • City and Guilds in Electrical Engineering Parts 1 & 2, UK
With over 30 years’ experience as a qualified building professional Vin brings ongoing experience, expertise and sound advice to Okanagan Home Inspection sector. And, like Lloyd, he’s always just a phone call away.
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“Today I made a phone call to Loyd with my concerns about possible mold in my apartment, feeling that my health may be at risk. Loyd was able to answer my call promptly and able to answer all of my questions and offer affordable solutions to my concerns. Thank you for the knowledge you have shared Loyd and for the help & direction you gave to me today. Greatly appreciated!”
~ Sincerely, Debra C. of Vernon BC