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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:

How can I tell if there is asbestos in a house?

Why is vermiculite attic insulation a problem for both buyers and sellers of a home? 

• Should I buy a house with asbestos siding?

What is the average life expectancy of asbestos cement siding? 

• The house has asbestos siding. What should I do? 

• Are old vinyl asbestos tile floors dangerous?  

What is the life expectancy of an asbestos cement shingle roof? 

   Visit our MOLD, LEAD AND OTHER CONTAMINATES page for other related blog posts on this subject, or go to the INDEX for a complete listing of all our articles.

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