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 in the 50 or so years that it was used as a building product.

Products with asbestos have been in general use in homes, offices, business and manufacturing for many years, if not centuries. They come in all shapes and sizes, and by and large, have a heat protection role as their main principle of use.

Some of the lesser-known products using asbestos;

  • Asbestos Cement

  • Textured finishes – Artex

  • Storage Heaters – early models have been known to release Asbestos

  • Roofing for outdoor structures – Garages and Sheds

  • Asbestos cement roofing

  • Roof shingles

  • Asphalt roofing products pre 2000

  • Roofing Tiles

  • 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.

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