Before 1980, asbestos was commonly used in a lot of different home-building materials.
This means, if you have an older home, it’s likely that the ceiling, wall plasters, wallboard, floor, and even ceiling have asbestos in them.
On its own, this isn’t a problem.
But it BECOMES a problem if those asbestos particles become airborne — this can be detrimental to your health, especially over the long term.
Unfortunately, as older homes break down, this is a relatively common problem.
But at Pearl Properties, we’ve helped homeowners out of all kinds of sticky situations… and here’s what we recommend if you think your house might have asbestos.
Test For Asbestos — Before you do anything, it’s a good idea to test the home for asbestos to make sure that there is actually a problem. You can order a testing kit online or you can hire someone to help with this.
Hire Someone To Remove Asbestos — Unless you’re a very competent handyman, this is probably something you want to hire a professional to do. Doing this incorrectly could result in exposing yourself to additional harmful asbestos particles.
Replace Fixtures — You’ll need to replace tiles, siding, or whatever you removed to get rid of asbestos. This can be a little bit spendy.
Sell Your Home As-Is For Cash — If all of that sounds like too much work, then we’re willing to purchase your home as-is for cash… we can even close in as little as two weeks. That way, you can quickly upgrade to a safe and healthier home. Give us a call at (803) 948-9200 to get your fair cash offer!