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Asbestos Prevention & Healthy Alternatives for Homeowners
When searching for a new home or apartment, there are many things to consider. The path to owning a home will be one of the greatest investments in your life, but it will bring many additional responsibilities.
Newly bought homes are often remodeled and repairs are always needed. There are many things to consider in the real estate industry when purchasing, remodeling or foreclosing an older home. Having the assistance of an honest and experienced real estate agent can make all the difference during this process.
Washington's large industrial history has given the state a relationship with asbestos. This fibrous mineral gained popularity at the early part of the 20th century due to its innate fire resistant and durable qualities. Its characteristics made it perfect for building and construction applications. Asbestos typically appeared in ceiling insulation, piping, siding, roof shingles, brake lining and flooring.
Potential Washington Metro Area home buyers or those seeking to buy an older home should be aware that homes and buildings constructed before 1980 could still contain asbestos materials. This does not mean you should jump out of your chair because asbestos exposure can be easily prevented by taking simple precautions.
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