Your home is a place that you and your family should feel comfortable and safe in. If you’re in the market to purchase a new home, or if you’ve lived in your current house for years without knowing what’s on or behind its walls, consider hiring a professional to administer an asbestos, lead paint, or mold test in San Francisco as soon as possible. Older homes, especially those built before the 1970s, tend to have evidence of these toxic agents.
There are real dangers associated with waiting to test your home. Prolonged asbestos exposure can lead to serious health problems such as lung disease and mesothelioma. Dust from deteriorating lead paint can circulate throughout your home, and may end up in your lungs or in your drinking water—children and pregnant women are particularly susceptible to lead poisoning. Mold infestations, especially black mold infestations, can cause a whole host of health problems ranging from being benign to being potentially fatal. Symptoms of mold exposure include watery eyes, itching, sneezing, cough, asthma, fatigue, and brain and nerve damage.