Topic: Asbestos

I'm on the 200 block of Marietta Drive and need to have some drywall removed.  The contractor said I might have an asbestos problem and recommended testing.  After a very expensive test, results showed asbestos in the Joint Compound.  Now someone certified for asbestos removal needs to do the work, driving up the costs even more.

Question - Is asbestos common in Miraloma Park (especially in drywall)?  I have no idea if these contractors/testing people are being honest about all of this or not, only that my costs keep going up.  If you have knowledge/experience re asbestos in the neighborhood, I would love to hear from you!

Thank you,

Jim