Exposure of Asbestos in a Home
Up until the 1970s, asbestos, a fibrous mineral, was a common use in many households. Asbestos was mainly used as an acoustic insulator, a thermal insulation as well as for heat and fire protection. If your home was built between 1930 and 1950, there could be a possibility that asbestos was used as insulation, so it’s important to be careful if you decide to do home renovations.
- Roofing & siding shingles
- Textured paint & ceiling joints or “popcorn” ceilings
- Old stove-top pads
- Vinyl flooring (sheet and tile)
- Oil & coal furnaces
- Insulation on hot water and steam pipes
Asbestos can lead to serious effects on your health if inhaled, it’s important to contact a professional to handle this problem. You should never disturb material that holds asbestos or sweep or vacuum debris that may be from an asbestos source. If you have any questions on asbestos removal for your home, contact Peniel Environmental Solutions at 1-866-977-1773 or firstname.lastname@example.org.