Products with Asbestos
Can you identify products with asbestos in your home? Most people would pick out most of the obvious, eve boards, heating insulation etc… However, it is estimated that only 20% of the population would correctly identify 100% of asbestos products used on the 50 or so years that it was used as a building product.
Products with asbestos has been in general use in homes, offices, business and manufacturing for many years, if no centuries. They come in all shapes and sizes, and by an large have a heat protection role as there main principle of use.
Some of the lesser known products using asbestos;
Textured finishes – Artex
Storage Heaters – early models have been known to release Asbestos
Roofing for outdoor structures – Garages and Sheds
Asbestos cement roofing
Asphalt roofing products pre 2000
Vinyl floor tiles
There are very many more products, far too many to list, so if in doubt call a professional contractor, like Safeline Environmental and get a second opinion. Alternatively, you can get a more comprehensive list of Asbestos Products here .