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Do I have ASBESTOS in my home?

Do I have ASBESTOS in my home? . . . Good Question!

Asbestos is very common and is likely to be found in any house or building built prior to 1990

In regards to your question “Do I have ASBESTOS in my home?”, you may be amazed that asbestos was only fully banned in Australia as a building material in 2003! A scary fact with some very real consequences… If you don’t know what the material is made of it’s best left to the professionals!

Where is the Asbestos?

Asbestos can be found in almost every building material imaginable!

Asbestos can be found in all forms of building materials ranging from roof materials to vinyl flooring and almost every material in between, even in poured cement! Asbestos can be found in external cladding, wall and ceiling sheeting, floor and wall glues, putty around window sills, and the list goes on (for a list of very common materials that contain asbestos go to the bottom of this page).

location of asbestos in your home

How can I tell if it’s asbestos?

It’s almost impossible to tell if something is made of asbestos just by looking at it!

Asbestos can be found in all forms of building materials ranging from roof materials to vinyl flooring and almost every material in between, even in poured cement! Asbestos can be found in external cladding, wall and ceiling sheeting, floor and wall glues, putty around window sills, and the list goes on.

How many products REALLY contain asbestos?

There are over 3,000 products that are known to contain asbestos!

Here's a brief list of common building materials that are known to contain or be made with asbestos:

Cement Pipes, Cement Wallboard, Cement Siding, Asphalt, Floor Tiles, Vinyl Floor Tiles, Vinyl Sheet Flooring, Flooring Backing, Construction Mastics (floor tile, carpet, ceiling tile, etc.) Acoustical Plaster, Decorative Plaster, Textured Paints/Coatings, Ceiling Tiles and Lay-in Panels, Spray-Applied Insulation, Blown-in Insulation, Fireproofing Materials, Taping Compounds (thermal), Packing Materials (for wall/floor penetrations), High Temperature Gaskets, Laboratory Hoods/Table Tops, Laboratory Gloves, Fire Blankets, Fire Curtains, Elevator Equipment, Panels, Elevator Brake Shoes, HVAC Duct Insulation, Boiler Insulation, Breaching Insulation, Ductwork, Flexible Fabric Connections, Cooling Towers Pipe Insulation (corrugated air-cell, block, etc.), Heating and Electrical Ducts, Electrical Panel Partitions, Electrical Cloth, Electric Wiring, Insulation, Chalkboards, Roofing Shingles, Roofing, Felt Roll Roofing, Roof Patching, Cement Base, Flashing, Thermal Paper Products, Fire Doors, Caulking/Putties, Adhesives, Wallboard Joint Compounds, Vinyl Wall Coverings, Spackling Compounds, and many more products. If you're unsure Always ask the professionals and get an asbestos test done!

If you're unsure Always ask the professionals and get an ASBESTOS TEST done!