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Among one of the only household projects legislated by strict laws is the removal of asbestos. Why? When the substance ages it can begin to flake and crumble, which releases potentially harmful dust particles into the air. When it is flying freely it is readily inhaled by all who pass by, and since it is known as a very risky carcinogen its handling is usually strictly regulated. It is, in fact, a major cause of lung cancer and should not be handled carelessly or with any sort of indifference.
Many homeowners discover that the old pipes and outdated duct work in their homes are wrapped in an asbestos compound. As long as it is stable and in good condition it can usually be left in place and professionally enclosed, but if it has started to degrade it usually must be professionally removed from the premises.
Though costs and projects range widely, for the purpose of this discussion we will examine one of the more common asbestos removal projects - the elimination of asbestos around a section of piping in an older home.
Cost to remove asbestos varies greatly by region. Get free estimates from hazardous materials contractors in your city.