Guide to identify asbestos containing products in your home


Asbestos, has been extensively used in numerous industries until the 1980s, when the hazardous health effects of prolonged exposure were finally confirmed by several government agencies. Homeowners that have older homes will need to follow steps and remove the asbestos containing products carefully. Whether hiring an asbestos abatement company or using a do it yourself asbestos removal method you have no reasons for major concerns other than being aware and careful when handling asbestos containing products.

1

Identify asbestos containing products

You can find information on how to find asbestos containing products in your home in our online guide.

PDF Download
2

DIY asbestos removal procedure

Please follow these procedures to ensure your safety and proper DIY asbestos removal steps.

How To
3

Hire an asbestos abatement company

A certified asbestos removal company will be able to safely and efficiently dispose of all asbestos in your house.

Our Partners

Why testing is not needed anymore for asbestos products?

Asbestos testing is not necessary anymore, as all homes built prior to 1980 did have plenty of asbestos containing products used in the building process. As a homeowner you will need to know if your home was built prior to 1980, identify the older asbestos containing products and make sure you won't disturb the fibers while remodeling, and properly dispose of them. Read our DIY guide for handling asbestos products in your home.

Click Below to Find Potentially Dangerous Asbestos in Your Home

  • Insulation
  • Ceiling
  • Interior Walls
  • Window Putty
  • Wood Burning Stoves / Fireplaces
  • Garages
  • Siding/Stucco
  • Sheetrock/Drywall
  • Floors
  • Heating Ducts
  • Water Heaters
  • Pipe Insulation
  • Boilers
  • Transite or Asbestos-Cement Pipes
  • Textured Paint/ Coating
  • Faux Brick Wall Cladding
  • Roof
  • Adhesives
  • Internal and External Ventilators
  • Sheds and External Toilets
  • Dog Kennel
  • Backing of Electrical Meter Boards
  • External Angle Moldings
  • Corrugated Asbestos Cement Roofing
  • Gutters
  • Downpipes
  • Fence
  • “Tilux” Marble Finish Wall Panel
  • Internal Angle Moldings
  • Backing of Vinyl Sheet Flooring and Carpet Underlay
  • Insulation in Wood-Burning Stoves and Heaters
  • Wallpapers
home home home home home home home home home home home home home home home home home home home home home home home home home home home home home home home home home home home home home