Asbestos & Lead Detection

Asbestos and Lead Detection from Pillar To Post™

Although asbestos and lead have been banned in all construction in North America for nearly three decades, older homes can still contain these harmful substances. Pillar To Post™ performs inspections for asbestos and lead. 

How do I Know if My Home Contains Asbestos or Lead?

Lead and asbestos have been banned in construction and materials used in construction since the early 1980s, however, some homes still have traces of these toxic compounds. Older homes and properties that have not been renovated or updated, as well as buildings in larger metropolitan areas, stand the largest chance to contain lead and asbestos. If you are looking to purchase an older home or condominium, or an apartment in an older building, consider having it tested for lead and asbestos. Pillar To Post Home Inspectors™ provides a comprehensive home inspection with the option to include additional services like lead testing and testing for asbestos. 


Protect Your Family and Pets from Lead

and Asbestos 

Both lead and asbestos are carcinogens and cause long-term damage to humans and animals after prolonged exposure. The only way to ensure a home is free from these toxic and poisonous compounds is for a professional with training and the correct equipment to test for them. Pillar To Post™ ensures your local team provides this additional service as part of their home inspection service add-ons. 

Buying a home is an exciting time, so concerns over the health and safety of the new occupants of the property should not be an added worry.

Asbestos can be found throughout a home, including these typical places: 

  • In siding outside the home
  • Plaster and drywall jointing materials
  • Electrical components and switchboards
  • Insulation
  • Old concrete paths and driveways
  • Shingles and corrugated roof sheeting
  • Many commercial and non-commercial grade adhesives
  • Carpet underlay
  • Linoleum
  • In bathroom ceilings, walls and floor tiles
  • Vinyl floor tiles
  • Walls tiles and backsplashes in the kitchen, laundry rooms, bathrooms and mudrooms

Asbestos and Lead Detection from Pillar To Post™

Because there are so many aspects of a home or property that can still contain lead and asbestos, it is imperative that you have a professional test for it before you ever consider buying a home. Pillar To Post Home Inspectors™ provides reliable asbestos testing and peace of mind with our home inspections. You can depend on them to deliver accurate results in their printed report. 

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All Pillar To Post Home Inspectors™ are trained to inspect all major items inside and outside of the home.

*Not all additional services are available in all areas, please contact this inspector for more information.

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Pillar To Post™ inspectors are E&O insured, highly trained, deliver detailed reports and take pride in helping you make clear decisions when buying or selling a home, ensuring confident home ownership™.