Can I Identify Materials In My Home That Contain Asbestos
|Usually you can’t by yourself tell whether a material contains asbestos just by looking at it if it’s not labeled. When you are in doubt, treat the material like it contains asbestos. If it is a large project have it sampled and analyzed by a qualified professional. Material still in good condition and you know will not be disturbed should be left alone. Only material that is damaged or will be disturbed should be sampled.||
Where To Look For Asbestos Hazards In You Home
* Roofing and siding shingles can be made of asbestos cement.
* Textured paint and in patching compounds used on wall and ceiling joints may contain Asbestos. Use was banned in 1977.
* Between 1930 and 1950 houses may have asbestos as insulation.
* Artificial logs and ashes sold for use in gas-fired fireplaces may contain asbestos.
* Many products, especially older ones such as stove-top pads may have some asbestos compounds.
* Floors and surrounding walls of wood-burning stoves may be protected with asbestos paper or cement sheets.
* Though not presently produced, asbestos in some vinyl floor tiles and the backing on vinyl sheet flooring can be found.
* Steam and hot water pipes in older houses were sometimes coated with an asbestos material or covered with an asbestos blanket or tape.
* Many furnaces and their door gaskets may have asbestos insulation.