Asbestos is a material made up of strong fibres which are resistant to both heat and chemicals. It is most likely to be found in homes built between the 1950s and early 1980s – it’s been banned now because it can be a danger to health.
Some of the most common places you will find asbestos are:
- Floor tiles
- Artex ceiling finishes
- Wall boards
- Some plaster finishes
- Spray coatings to pipe work
- Water tanks
If you do find asbestos products in your home,
If you do find asbestos products in your home, it is vitally important that you:
- Do not drill a hole through any asbestos boards
- Do not cut or break off any parts of asbestos products
- Do not rub down asbestos panels, or artex, with sandpaper
- Do not use wallpaper scrapers on asbestos products
- Do not remove asbestos panels to gain access to services
It is unlikely that the levels of asbestos fibres found in buildings will be harmful, but if you have damaged asbestos materials in your home you should contact us immediately.