I think there was some confusion so I will start over…
The asbestos was disclosed and the client initiated conversation about sealing and or removal. I urged them to seek professional advice because I did not know what a home owner could legally and SAFELY do themselves. I left it at that other than strongly recommend further action since the material was in poor condition.
My query here was to see if anyone had any additional knowledge to the extent that homeowners were allowed to do because all info I read was vague… whether it be exterior, interior tile or heating system related there are exceptions built into the laws… I imagine every state is different.
I did not distinctly identify it as asbestos or inform them to remove themselves… these were very gung-ho clients who thought they could do everything themselves. :roll:
I want to educate myself some more as to what clients can legally and safely do before I get asked this again.
Sometimes I like to inform my client more rather than be vague and simply refer it out… the more education I can have on a particular topic the more educated I am percieved to beon the topic and more likely the client will listen and not do something stupid like ripping out the old crap with nothing more than a dust mask on :shock: … or walking away altogether because of abatement fee scares…
I wanted to be able to say more than talk to specialist… i want to give solid reasons why… state says ABC… EPA says XYZ so you should definately talke to specialist… so on… :mrgreen: