Inhaling asbestos can cause cancer and lung damage so asbestos surveys should be left to the professionals, as should pest control. Lead paint can also harm your health, so if you have an old house, it is worth conducting a lead survey. To stop your home crumbling and becoming structurally unsound, termite surveys and timber treatment and protection services are important. When you are thinking about buying a new home, a building/structural survey and a homebuyer survey will help you make an informed choice. If you are selling your home you should get an Energy Performance certificate (EPC) drawn up.