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As a provider of home improvements to homeowners around the U.S., you already know the importance of keeping your employees safe on the job. From making sure employees have the right training to providing the right protective gear for the project — there are various precautions businesses need to take to help protect their employees and contractors’ safety and wellbeing while at work.

One essential element of keeping your employees safe is running through the right processes to identify and verify the presence of potentially hazardous materials, before any interior or exterior work begins on a property.

But where do you go to find up-to-date data on building materials and potentially hazardous materials present in a property? Many home improvement companies come to ATTOM to find the detailed, real-time information they need on property characteristics and hazardous materials before approving and going ahead with home renovation or building projects.

In this post, we explore how you can use property characteristics data to identify and verify property materials – including those of a hazardous nature. Let’s jump in.

How Home Improvement Companies Can Use Property Data to Identify and Verify Property Characteristics

There are a number of uses for real estate and property data for home improvement companies. The latest PropTech advancements, including big data and the Internet of Things, can give you a host of insights into properties around the U.S. — from information on their electrical systems to information on the building materials used to construct them.

For example, as a home improvements company, you can use property data to identify the upgrades that properties need. With the right property data behind you, you can uncover if homeowners might need upgrades to their HVAC systems or whether they could benefit from updates to their electrical systems for a boost in energy savings.

Among all the uses for property data for home improvement businesses, one of the biggest uses for property data for businesses across the U.S. is its ability to identify and verify particular property characteristics that may be hazardous to contractors’ health.

You can use property characteristics data to uncover the presence of hazardous materials in the home — including lead paint and asbestos. With property characteristics data, you can get access to real-time data on the specific materials that have been used during construction and decorative work since the property was first built. You can use this data to help give you a more accurate picture on the risk profile of a property, helping you to move forward with the right precautions in place.

Covering 155 Million Properties Throughout the U.S.

Why should you come to ATTOM for data on property characteristics and hazardous property materials? Used across the sectors, several leading home improvements companies use ATTOM to help them in their work.

Covering over 99% of the U.S. population, our real estate data is one of the most comprehensive solutions currently available on the market. Our real estate and property data offers information on more than 155 million U.S. residential and commercial properties throughout the U.S..

Alongside data on building materials, you can also use our property characteristics data to get a number of unique insights into the properties across your local markets. Our property characteristics data offers nationwide coverage and covers an exhaustive list of interior or exterior property characteristics. These characteristics include — construction materials, lot size, the number of bedrooms and bathrooms, sewer & electrical systems, whether a property has a porch or balcony, the number stories a property has, square footage, garage details, and heating and cooling information.

We have put several initiatives in place to help ensure of data matches our clients’ expectations for quality and validity. Our property data undergoes a rigorous 20-step data management process in which our data is validated, standardized and enhanced by our team of data experts.

When it comes to data delivery, we’re all about providing flexibility to our clients. You can choose from several options that work best for your company’s needs. For example, you can access property characteristics data through our property data API, via the ATTOM Cloud, or with our bulk data solution — among others.

Use the Latest Property Data to Identify and Verify Property Characteristics

Being able to identify and verify property characteristics is key for keeping the people that work for you safe when they’re undertaking building works and home renovations. As a home improvements provider concerned with helping to protect the safety and wellbeing of your employees, you need resources that offer up-to-date information on the materials used in the properties of your clients.

Real-time property data is one of the best ways to get reliable, up-to-date information on local properties — including information on whether or not they contain hazardous materials. Several home improvements companies across the U.S. use ATTOM’s data to find information on hazardous materials in the homes their service, using this data to help them assess risk and ensure necessary precautions.

Want to find out more about how you can use ATTOM’s property data to identify and verify property characteristics and materials? Get in touch with us today to find out how our data solutions can help you.

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