There is no more depressing experience for a homeowner than discovering the presence of asbestos in their home.
Whether in floor tile, insulation, wallboard, or pipe, asbestos was a widely used building material for around 50 years. Thus, if you reside in
a house built between the 1930s and the early 1980s, there is a possibility that you have asbestos in your home.
What comes to mind first when you hear the word “asbestos”? Is this a case of mesothelioma? Due to the fact that continuous exposure
to asbestos can result in this lethal form of cancer,
When people discover asbestos in their houses, their first and most natural instinct is to take immediate steps to have it removed. That is
a prudent course of action.
However, you may begin to analyse the cost of this task and whether you are capable of completing it on your own. The answer to the
question of whether asbestos removal is a do-it-yourself project is emphatically no. Asbestos removal is a highly skilled industry that
requires ongoing training and certification.
We understand the desire to do it yourself, as the fees associated with calling a professional into your home can soon pile up. After
recognising that this is a job best left to the professionals, you may begin to ask yourself another frequently asked question:
Is Asbestos Removal Covered by My Insurance Company?
Regrettably, the vast majority of home insurance policies do not cover the expense of asbestos examination and removal. The majority of
insurance policies contain a pollution exclusion, which means that you will not be reimbursed for clearing up contaminants, including
This is not to suggest that homeowners’ insurance policies have never covered asbestos cleanup.If your home is damaged by a natural
catastrophe such as flooding or a tornado and asbestos-containing materials such as floor tiling or roofing material are exposed, your
insurance may cover the cleanup and repair costs.
How to Avoid Expenses Associated with Asbestos Removal
Paying for an asbestos examination and removal from your home is probably not something you anticipated as a homeowner. Therefore,
if you’ve lived in your home for years and discover asbestos, there is little you can do to prevent the removal cost.
However, if you’re purchasing a new property, we strongly urge that you hire a trained home inspector to do a complete asbestos
inspection. If an inspector discovers suspected asbestos, we would recommend a more extensive assessment by asbestos professionals
to ascertain the scope of work required to remove it completely.
If you want to purchase the home, you can then negotiate with the seller to include the cost of the inspection and removal in the final
Managing Asbestos Projects
Asbestos Removal 247 is a Plainfield, Illinois-based family-owned asbestos inspection and removal firm. We are completely licenced and
insured and have been providing property management services to Glasgow residents since our inception in 1984.
Our crew is properly trained and certified in OSHA, IEPA, and IDPH standards to protect your family’s health and safety. We are
responsive, dependable, and knowledgable. If you suspect the presence of asbestos in your home or business, contact us immediately to
schedule an examination.