Gori Julian & Associates, P.C.
Get Your FREE Case Review 24 Hours A Day
888-362-6890
More than $3 Billion Recovered For Our Clients

When asbestos is present, DIY could be detrimental to your health

If your house was built prior to the 1980s and you have some home repairs you want to tackle, you might want to proceed with caution.

It is common for various industries to gravitate toward inexpensive products, which is why the construction industry used asbestos frequently throughout the 20th century. Its fire-retardant and insulative properties made asbestos the product of choice to insulate pipes in many houses. It could also be woven into numerous materials to make the hardier and more fire-resistant, which is why asbestos could exist in various materials throughout your home.

Where household materials may cause concern

Many homeowners are interested in do-it-yourself (DIY) repairs or renovations. However, your zest for home improvements could be harmful if not handled properly.

Asbestos is not harmful if you leave the products that contain it alone and they remain in good condition. However, in the process of making upgrades to your home, you could disrupt the asbestos fibers as you scrape, sand and saw.

You could turn your home into a health hazard by working with household materials made from asbestos. These products may include:

  • Linoleum flooring
  • Attic insulation
  • Paint
  • Caulking
  • Plaster
  • Duct insulation for HVAC systems

If you live in an older home and want to do repairs, it would be wise to hire a professional to check for the presence of asbestos. Through an assessment and material analysis, they can direct you toward contractors who have experience in safely handling the repair and removal of asbestos-laden materials.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Why Choose Gori Julian?

  1. Experience

    With over 100 years of combined legal experience, we guide our clients through the litigation process by addressing questions and concerns and about the outcome every step of the way. Read More

  2. Results

    The team at Gori Julian fights hard for clients, working to get the compensation and the settlement they deserve, obtaining over $3 billion in verdicts and settlements for our clients. Read More

  3. Team Approach

    We are more than just experienced attorneys: our team is also made up of highly trained paralegals and professionals specially trained to deal with the demands of these complex cases. Read More

  4. Faster Trial Dates

    We know that obtaining funds in a timely manner will help cover medical expenses. Gori Julian works quickly to recover funds and secure the earliest possible trial dates on our client's behalf. Read More

Watch Our Video

Watch More In Our Video Center >

Recognition

Super Lawyers Million Dollar Advocates Forum American Association for Justice
ABA - Defending Liberty - Pursuing Justice Illinois State Bar Association

Fill Out Our Form Today To Get A Free Case Review.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Get a Free Case Review Today

Gori Julian News

Gori Julian & Associates Changes Name To The Gori Law Firm

Read More >

In The Community

Gori Julian & Associates and Global Brew Raise More Than $20,000 at Recent Oktoberfest Event

More Community & Events >

Read Our White Paper

A Continuing Threat: How Deadly Legacy Of Asbestos Haunts Navy Veterans Today >
${site.data.firmName}

Edwardsville Office
Gori Julian & Associates, P.C.
156 North Main Street
Edwardsville, IL 62025
Edwardsville Law Office Map

Washington, DC Office
Gori Julian & Associates, P.C.
1875 Connecticut Ave. NW
10th Floor

Washington, DC 20009
Washington Law Office Map

New Orleans Office
Gori Julian & Associates, P.C.
909 Poydras Street, Suite 2195
New Orleans, LA 70112
New Orleans Law Office Map

Los Angeles Office
Gori Julian & Associates, P.C.
3878 Carson Street, Suite 210
Torrance, CA 90503
Torrance Law Office Map

St. Louis Office
Gori Julian & Associates, P.C.
1133 Pine Street
St. Louis, MO 63101
St. Louis Law Office Map

New York Office
Gori Julian & Associates, P.C.
360 Lexington Avenue
20th Floor
New York, NY 10017
New York Law Office Map

Orlando Office
Gori Julian & Associates, P.C.
37 N. Orange Ave., Suite 201
Orlando, FL 32801
Orlando Law Office Map

Get Your FREE Case Review 24 Hours A Day 888-362-6890
Close X

Contact Us For A Free Case Assessment

Back To Top