When people think of asbestos, then they likely think of older homes and insulation. While this is certainly a common place for asbestos materials, the product itself did not stop at just insulation. Many building materials used asbestos for a variety of different purposes, and some of those might still be hiding in your home today. Here at Double D Construction Services, Inc., we know how to find and take care of any asbestos that might be hiding in your home. Here are a few places that where asbestos might be hiding:
- In your attic. Even if you have updated your insulation in your home, it is possible that your attic was overlooked. Many people do not bother to disturb their attic insulation since it is an unused space, leaving asbestos insulation.
- On your ceiling. Did you know that popcorn ceiling texture, aside from being an unattractive fad, can also contain asbestos? Even if your home was built after 1989 when asbestos became highly regulated, popcorn ceilings might still have asbestos. It is best to get these tested before disturbing or removing these materials.
- In your walls. Asbestos was used for more than just insulation; it was also used in walls to wrap pipes, plumbing fixtures, electrical panels, and even used in drywall.
- In the floors. Certain vinyl flooring products contain asbestos, particularly older ones. Do not rip out old vinyl flooring without having it tested for asbestos.
- In your fireplace. Because of it’s fire retardant properties, asbestos was a popular material to wrap fireplaces and boilers.
Asbestos is a carcinogen, meaning that it can cause cancer. If you are worried your home might have asbestos, we can help with testing and abatement. For more information, please contact us today.