It’s tricky to identify if your home used to have asbestos, especially if an asbestos abatement Vancouver company has already cleared it out and decontaminated it. If this has been done, you have nothing to worry about. If your house has asbestos, there are usually a few signs that you can look out for, whether the house is on the newer side or built before the 1970s.
Where does asbestos hide in older homes?
It was usually hiding in a variety of places that benefited from being fireproofed. It was found in places like siding, roofs, walls, piping cement and insulation, and ceiling floor tiles. If you suspect your older home contains any one of these things, get in touch with a reliable asbestos removal company to get your home tested.
Vinyl flooring that was installed between the 50s and 80s usually contained asbestos as a way to fireproof flooring. If you have old vinyl flooring, consider getting in touch with a professional asbestos abatement Vancouver company to get your home tested to ensure your family’s safety.
Starting from the 20s all the way until the 70s before the asbestos ban, white asbestos (chrysotile) was used in corrugated roofing as a way to make roofs fireproof and burn much slower than they normally would if asbestos wasn’t used.
How Can I Test My Home?
There is no way to be 100% sure that your home is contaminated with asbestos to any degree with just the glance of an eye. Older asbestos-containing products and materials were never labelled, and only lab tests by a professional company can confirm the presence of asbestos in your home.
Get in touch with BC Green asbestos removal Vancouver if you live in an older home and suspect asbestos presence, or are moving into a new home you have just purchased and would like to ensure your safety prior to moving in.