April 21, 2019

Eliminating Asbestos Containing Fibers from Your Florida Home

Although asbestos is no longer used in most home and building construction, from World War I through the late 1980s it was considered somewhat of a miracle building material. Unfortunately, this means that many buildings and products produced during this time contain asbestos. This would not cause issue except that many of these products are now corroding and exposing Florida residents to asbestos fibers.

Almost all roofing materials and siding produced during the middle half of the last century were likely produced with asbestos. If any part of your home or building manufactured during this time begins to crack or corrode, ensure you get an experienced asbestos specialist to examine it for traces of asbestos. This will ensure that your premises are safe for you and your family and also liability-free. Many ceiling tiles in school buildings also contain asbestos.

If asbestos is found in these corroding areas of your home or building, it should immediately be sealed or removed if it cannot be sealed. Asbestos removal often can cost around $55-65 per square foot for prepping and removal. Sealing is generally less expensive and binds the fibers or coats over them to ensure that the asbestos cannot be released into the environment.

Asbestos exposure has been shown to lead to mesothelioma, a rare carcinoma that affects the lining of the lungs, abdomen or heart. Unfortunately, the prognosis for mesothelioma is very poor. If you or a loved one lived or worked in Florida and has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you may be entitled to compensation. Please contact our experienced Florida asbestos attorneys by email or call 1-877 LOSS RECOVER (567-7732) today for your free case evaluation.