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Flooring May Contain Asbestos

You may think your home is safe but many homes built before 1980 have flooring which may contain asbestos which if disturbed can enter the lungs as microscopic fibers and lead to the deadly disease, mesothelioma.

Before 1980 many homes had asbestos used in building the floors ranging from the cement base to the vinyl floor tiles. According to the American Cancer Society, asbestos was used to not only keep the home warm but also to protect it in the event of fire.

If the flooring is in good condition, you do not need to be concerned as long as you leave it alone. It is not the asbestos which is present which causes the damage, it is only if the fibers are released when the flooring is repaired or removed. If you decide to renovate you need a professional to check the flooring and if they say it does contain asbestos, which is probably only known by taking a sample, then it will have to be taken up by asbestos removal certified professionals.

If you have been diagnosed with any an asbestos related disease, you may be entitled to monetary compensation. To find out how we can help you recover for your asbestos related claim, contact the Law Office of Brayton Purcell, LLP  at  (800) 598-0314 immediately, or contact us online for a free consultation.