5 Asbestos Sources Potentially in Your Home

Asbestos Sources

Asbestos sources can be found secreted away in homes and buildings worldwide. Is your home safe?

Most people have no idea where to find asbestos sources in their home. For this reason, today we’re going to share 5 sources you should check in your home today to keep your family safe from this toxic substance!

5 Asbestos Sources That Might Be In Your Home!

Roofing ShinglesRoofing Shingles

Roofing shingles produced before 1975 may contain asbestos. If your roof was installed before 1975, chances are that it needs replacing soon anyway, however, you’ll need a professional to remove any asbestos containing shingles first. If you suspect that your roofing shingles contain asbestos and you live in Western Pennsylvania or Ohio give us a call.

Floor and Ceiling Tiles

Floor and ceiling tiles that were manufactured prior to 1975 may also contain asbestos. Thicker 9″ vinyl or asphalt-based floor tiles, 12-inch floor tiles manufactured from 1960 – 1980, recent sheet linoleum, older adhesive materials used to stick these tiles, and drop ceiling ceiling tiles may all contain asbestos. If you have questions about the composition of your floor or ceiling tiles and you live in Ohio or Western Pennsylvania call us right away and we will assess your home safety.

Siding Shingles

Used because they were fire-resistant and durable, asbestos containing siding shingles are found in homes built before 1975. If your home has asbestos containing siding, no doubt it’s important to contact a professional removal company. Companies like us here at SafeAir Contractors can take care of the problem quickly and safely.

Textured PaintTextured Paints

Before 1975, textured paints used in the home were often manufactured using asbestos. As these paints begin to crack and peel, they can release asbestos fibers. As these fibers are released into the air and you can breathe them in. Breathing in asbestos fibers is dangerous, in fact, it can be deadly! Asbestos containing paint must be tackled by a professional asbestos abatement company. Here at SafeAir, after assessing your home, we can remove or encapsulate the areas that pose a threat to your health.

Caulking and Joint Compound

Since caulking and joint compound should be fire retardant, before 1975 they often contained asbestos. If your home was built before 1975 when asbestos use was outlawed, it’s important to get your caulking and joint compounds inspected and possibly replaced.

We Can Help!

Want to know how we can assist you with any potential sources of asbestos in your home? If you live in Western Pennsylvania or Ohio call SafeAir today at 440-639-1191. We will help you to live a safer and as a result, a healthier life!