What products in the home may contain asbestos?
Many buildings that are constructed before 1980 must be checked carefully for this dangerous material. Asbestos was extensively used in floor tiles, roof shingles, siding, insulation, asbestos paper, fireplaces, steam tubing and many more construction materials before 1980. Even some newer homes may contain asbestos fibers. This stuff can be available in any home in one or another form. To be ensured about the existence of this material, it is must to check the entire home carefully.
What if a home contains Asbestos?
It asbestos is found in your home, don't panic. As mentioned earlier, if not damaged, repaired, cut or broken asbestos-containing materials are not risky for your health. Such stuffs must be kept in good condition so that asbestos fibers will not be released. Don't touch any material. If it is damaged to some extent, leave it as it is. However, if it is not in good condition, let the certified experts replace or repair it.
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