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Does homeowners insurance cover removal of asbestos?
Saturday, December 11, 2021
The removal of asbestos in a home is not covered because contaminants are excluded under most insurance policies, and asbestos is considered a contaminant. But removal may—or may not, depending of the policy—be covered if it is part of a covered peril, such as wind, flood, or fire damage.
Although asbestos was banned by the EPA as a component in construction materials in the last 1970s, plenty of asbestos-containing materials still linger in older homes. Here’s links to answers to other questions about asbestos:
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