Where to Find Asbestos in Your Home

If you own a home, especially one built in the 1970s or earlier, you do not want to ignore the threat asbestos poses to the health of you and your entire family.

Because asbestos was known for being resistant to fire, many home builders and certain building products incorporated it heavily into many aspects of their construction.

Common places for asbestos to be present in your home includes, but is not limited to:

  • Roofing – Certain roofing products may contain asbestos.
  • Siding – Siding shingles that are damaged or old.
  • Insulation – Houses built between 1930 and 1950 may have asbestos as insulation.
  • Paint – Asbestos may be present in textured paint and in patching compounds used on wall and ceiling joints. Their use was banned in 1977.
  • Pipes – Hot water and steam pipes in older homes may be coated with an asbestos material or covered with an asbestos blanket or tape.
  • Furnaces – Oil and coal furnaces and door gaskets may have asbestos insulation.
  • Popcorn Ceilings – Do you own a home built before 1979 that has the original popcorn ceilings installed? If so, your popcorn ceilings probably contain asbestos.
  • and more

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