Does home insurance cover asbestos removal?

Answered by Home Insurance, Car Insurance Expert Savannah on December 28, 2020

There's an older house I'm interested in buying, but it contains some asbestos. Will my insurance cover removal?

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On most home insurance policies, asbestos removal is an exclusion. However, in some cases, you can get coverage for “pollution,” which can include asbestos. Typically, you can use the pollution coverage if the asbestos has been disturbed and is causing health concerns. In older homes it is common to find asbestos, and in most cases this does not pose any immediate threat unless it is disturbed or in the air.

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