Are you planning to lease a property? Maybe you have a good business idea and you are looking for a property to house it—be careful with moulds and asbestos issues. This is particularly true if you are considering an older property. Heritage properties while nice to look at could probably still be using asbestos for roofing and insulation and with age, could be mould infested. This two can post some serious health issues which you need to avoid from the start.
If you push through with the lease, there are a few things that you need to consider. You don’t need to avoid leasing the property altogether since there are things that you can do with these issues. Dealing with moulds and asbestos issues is not rocket science although it can be a bit of a pain.
What to do When You Discover Moulds?
When you find moulds, you need to hire a professional mould removal service. They can help you solve your problems effectively since they are the ones who have the tools to deal with this problem. You don’t need to deal with this problem alone especially if you don’t have the know how. You have to remember that moulds can be dangerous and dealing with it without the proper tools and know how can potentially cause problems.
If you suspect that there is potentially a mould problem in the property, call the professionals immediately before you push through with the lease. They will perform a thorough mould testing and give you some professional recommendationos afterwards.
What to do with Asbestos Issues?
Since the dangers of asbestos has just been recently discovered, a lot of properties prior to the 1990’s use it for roofing and insulation. It was just recently discovered that asbestos is carcenogenic and prolong exposure to it can cause mesothelioma, are rare form of cancer.
Because of this, it is important that if you lease a heritage property, you need to to have it tested for asbestos presence. Although not all asbestos is dangerous, the level of risk is high when it becomes airborne. When you inhale the asbestos fibres, it can remain in your lungs and increase your risks of mesothelioma including some related diseases like asbestosis.
In all these things, you need to consult professionals in the field. The risks are just to high to deal with this problem on your own.