I began removing a textured ceiling in my modular home which was built in 1986. I worked on it for an hour before concluding that it didn't look like typical joint compound and I decided to have it tested for asbestos. The lab results came back 0.5% chrysotile asbestos. Because the house was built in 1986 I never thought it would have any asbestos containing materials! Now not only am I dealing with the fact that I breathed in an hours worth of this dust and there is nothing I can do about it but I got an estimate on removing it from just ONE room and it will cost about $2000 - 4 other rooms and a hall also have this textured ceiling! I am wondering if the company that made it would be likely to pay for remediation. Would you know if they are obligated to? I contacted them and they said they never used asbestos in any products in their houses "to their knowledge".
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