Are You Thinking of Remodeling? You Might Want to Read This First

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Riede Real Estate, Lic. 01310792

This week I was contacted by Jesse Herman, the Awareness Coordinator at the Mesothelioma Cancer Center who was looking for a Voice that would reach the Sacramento homeowners and home buyers.  Sacramento REAL Estate Voice was asked to help since so many of our readers live in Sacramento.  I always want to help be a service to my community and thought this was noteworthy.

You may want to share this with homeowners in your community, as well.

Since homes built prior to 1980 likely have asbestos insulation, it is important for Sacramento homeowners and home buyers to be aware of the hazard while remodeling as this can be linked to Mesothelioma cancer. There are many environmentally safe and healthy ways to insulate your home.

Since I am a Realtor and do not have my medical degree let me turn this over to Joe Lederman who will explain the hazards of asbestos, where you can find it and what the "green" (be sure to read my latest update on being GREEN and free e-waste for Sacramento below) alternatives are to help reduce energy costs.  Take it away, Joe...

Asbestos in the Home 

To learn more before considering remodeling be sure to read the rest of the article at Sacramento Real Estate Voice.

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  • Comments (7)

    Barb Szabo, CRS
    RE/MAX Above & Beyond - Cleveland, OH
    E-pro Realtor, Cleveland Ohio Homes

    Gena, Terrific article! Not only do we need to be careful of asbestos insulation but also old tile flooring that is found here in many basements and attics. Thanks for posting this valuable information.

    Feb 01, 2009 10:04 PM


    Another reason I subscribe to your blog. Thanks for this eco-friendlypost! I'm going to re-blog it in hopes that my readers will also benefit from your wise advice! THX!

    Feb 02, 2009 04:56 AM
    Bill Gassett
    RE/MAX Executive Realty - Hopkinton, MA
    Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate

    You can not be too careful with asbestos. Good article Gena as it is important to be aware about all the ins and outs of asbestos.

    Feb 02, 2009 05:34 AM
    Gena Riede
    Riede Real Estate, Lic. 01310792 - Sacramento, CA
    Real Estate Broker - Sacramento CA Real Estate (916) 417-2699

    Barb, I hope you let your readers and clients know about this safety issue.


    Feb 02, 2009 12:05 PM
    Gena Riede
    Riede Real Estate, Lic. 01310792 - Sacramento, CA
    Real Estate Broker - Sacramento CA Real Estate (916) 417-2699

    JaneAnn, glad you found it useful and hopefully others will too. Reblog away!!

    Feb 02, 2009 12:07 PM
    Gena Riede
    Riede Real Estate, Lic. 01310792 - Sacramento, CA
    Real Estate Broker - Sacramento CA Real Estate (916) 417-2699

    Bill, when I was asked if I would post this, it was a no-brainer. Anything to help those that may be harmed by asbestos.

    Feb 02, 2009 12:08 PM ~ Dallas Real Estate Agent Top Team
    Dallas Houses for Rent Dallas Apartment Rentals - Dallas, TX

    GREAT blog many home owners or investors have no clue on remodel Have a great week

    Feb 03, 2009 01:14 PM