Asbestos found in plaster walls
I am under contract to purchase a home built in 1940 and we had an environmental guy come in and do some testing of lead and asbestos. He found asbestos in the plaster walls. I understand that this usually isn't a problem if the asbestos is left untouched. But what if we ever wanted to do a renovation in the home? What about adding recessed lighting? or simply hanging a picture by hitting a nail into the wall? What kind of risks, remediation, and cost would be required?
He said he would like to follow up with an air quality test to make sure the asbestos isn't getting into the home environment. Do you think this is required?
The man who is doing these tests is a distant family relative who is doing everything for me at just the cost of the lab work. So I trust his work and test results are legit.