Asbestos Exposure During Home Renovation
Deciding to update your home with improvements and renovations is an exciting step for homeowners. However,
when deciding whether or not to make significant changes to your home, make sure to take into consideration
the dangerous levels of asbestos that may exist in old roof tiles, plumbing, steam pipes and furnaces,
insulation, floor tiles and adhesives, and certain siding materials. Since asbestos is a heat and fire
resistant material, any older insulating or heat-resisting component of your home may have been manufactured
If you do decide to renovate your home, make sure to follow proper safety precautions to decrease the
likelihood of exposing yourself and your loved ones to hazardous levels of asbestos. If you live in
an older home, consider calling a home inspector before you start any sort of renovation project in
order to determine where asbestos exists in your home. An inspector can give proper safety recommendations
in handling, sealing, or removing the materials.
Often, the best safety recommendation is to simply leave asbestos-containing materials undisturbed.
The biggest risk of asbestos exposure comes from sanding through asbestos-containing linoleum and tiles,
or by drilling or sawing into other materials that were manufactured using asbestos. If you suspect
that your home may contain asbestos, never attempt to renovate without the assistance or advice of a
knowledgeable and competent professional.
Exposure to asbestos can result in long-term health problems such as lung conditions and mesothelioma.
If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with a medical condition associated with exposure to asbestos,
the mesothelioma lawyers of Williams Kherkher can evaluate your situation and determine
if you have grounds to take legal action against any responsible parties. Contact our offices today at 800-781-3955 to discuss your legal options.