Testing a home for asbestos and other hazardous materials may be necessary to comply with code requirements or to inform parties beyond the scope of a property appraisal quotation. A much broader home inspection is often performed regarding a home for sale.
You will find that the cost to test an average home of 1,500 square feet for asbestos and other hazardous materials depends upon the number of hazards for inspection, the size and construction details of the home, and the professional services rate.
In the following table are the typical costs to inspect and test for common hazards.
Home testing for hazardous materials: typically of roofing, walls, flooring, piping, and insulation material
|Item||Unit Cost||Quantity||Line Cost|
|Asbestos: to identify presence in materials of roofing, ceilings, insulation, and flooring. Perform six analyzed samples and deliver a written report.||$299||fee||1||$299|
|Urea formaldehyde: gas emitted from water-damaged building insulation, new carpets, and new wood-chip lumber.||$197||fee||1||$197|
|Radon gas: enters the building through ground contact; 72 hours of air sampling in two locations.||$141||fee||1||$141|
Prices range from $141 (testing for radon gas) to $637(testing for radon, asbestos, and urea formaldehyde) and also vary depending on your zipcode:
Local costs have been calculated by accounting for labor and material cost differences across different cities. To get accurate cost estimates, indicate yours: