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Home Expansion and Your Risk for Asbestos Exposure

For a variety of reasons, home expansion is a popular home improvement project. Some families expand their homes to make room for a new baby or an older relative who is moving in, or simply because they see the benefit of having more space. Expanding a home can be a great way to show a homeowner’s unique taste and style, but homeowners may not know about the risks associated with home expansion and asbestos exposure.

Asbestos may have been used in the construction of homes built prior to 1980. This dangerous substance can cause serious illness when individuals inhale asbestos fibers, and many who expand their homes may be exposed to these airborne fibers during the demolition and construction processes. If you or someone you know has been exposed to asbestos and is suffering from its effects, contact an asbestos lawyer with Williams Hart today at 800-781-3955.

What Contains Asbestos?

There are many construction materials that were made with asbestos before 1979, so if you are expanding a home that was built prior to 1980, you may be at risk for exposure to this dangerous mineral. Frequently, asbestos can be found in materials like:

  • Drywall
  • Ceramic tile
  • Pipes / plumbing

When expanding a home, these materials may need to be moved or replaced, so it’s important to be aware that asbestos may be present. However, many people may not know about the risks of asbestos or that it could be in their homes, and may be exposed.

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If you or someone you know has been wrongfully exposed to asbestos, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Contact an experienced asbestos attorney with Williams Hart today by calling 800-781-3955 to learn more.

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