If you are moving into an older house, especially a house that was built before the 1970s, you will find that you might be required to get it checked for asbestos, and this might be confusing for you because we all know that asbestos was banned and removed from all homes and buildings, however, that is not the case. Asbestos was a common building material was an important part of the construction process in houses and buildings everywhere all over the world. However, once doctors started raising their concerns about the health risks and diseases that were being caused by asbestos, the government placed and ban and ordered it to be removed from everywhere.
A good chunk of people complied and did get it removed, and a lot of older houses and buildings were eventually reconstructed and demolished, however, experts estimate that there are still millions of houses and buildings standing that still happen to have asbestos present in them. This is why it is important and necessary that you have to get that old house or building inspected for asbestos, and in case the tests do come out positive for asbestos, you will then have to wait for the asbestos removal guys to get rid of it entirely. This may be a long process, but it is necessary, I mean you get the house inspected beforehand anyways, so this is just an added step in the process.
This is a safety precaution that you have to take because asbestos fibers are very harmful to our lungs and can lead to a number of serious lung conditions that can have fatal consequences. Keeping this in mind, you should comply with the rules and law and get the building tested for asbestos for the sake of your own health and safety.