Asbestos is still being found in properties throughout the United States, even newer and remodeled homes are at risk. Asbestos-containing materials can be found in many common areas of your home. Below, we will discuss 5 of the more common materials that are known to contain asbestos fibers.
Insulation is one of the main places where we find asbestos in homes. Asbestos was used frequently in insulation for many years and is still being found in older and newer homes.
Siding and roof shingles are known to contain asbestos as the fibers were used because of the durability and resistance to heat. Broken shingles or siding could cause asbestos fibers to float into the air and expose you.
Flooring and Tile
Flooring and tiles are a common place for asbestos fibers. Asbestos was used because it was strong and would hold up to a lot of foot traffic.
Drywall and Wallpaper
Drywall and wallpaper are often overlooked areas of concern, but asbestos was used in these materials. If you have an older home, it is best to have the property checked for asbestos.
Popcorn Ceilings and Textured Paint
Popcorn ceilings were all the rage, and many homes had them. Textured paint was also very popular. Both are known to contain asbestos fibers.
As you can see, asbestos could be in many different areas of your home. It is important to have your home inspected for asbestos. Even newer homes may have asbestos fibers. Risking asbestos exposure is not an option, as it can cause cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. Asbestos Abatement Services provides testing and removal of asbestos from homes and businesses. If you are unsure if your home has been tested, give us a call today!