It can be difficult to identify asbestos, as it is often mixed with other materials, a question we are often asked is where am I most likely to find Asbestos in my house.
Asbestos was used extensively as a building material in Great Britain up until 1999. So if your house was built or had work done to it up to this period there may be a risk that asbestos is present.
Some areas in your home where you may find asbestos include:
- Eaves, gutters and rainwater fall pipes
- Fire blankets
- Garage and shed roofs
- Linings for walls, ceilings and doors
- Insulation panels in some storage heaters
- Bath panels
- Central heating flues
- Loose asbestos packing between floors and in partition walls
- Floor tiles
- Ironing boards
- Ceiling finishes
- …and many more
Below are a few images of common Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM).
Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM)
As you can see there are a number of materials that may well contain Asbestos. If you think that you may have Asbestos in your property, leave the area alone and get a professional in to sample it.
It may well not be Asbestos, but it’s better to be safe than sorry.
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