Asbestos fibers can pose a serious health hazard if inhaled. Therefore, it is essential to know
whether your home contains the material. If you built your home before the 1980s, there is a
good chance it contains asbestos.
Listed below are some warning signs that may show the presence of asbestos in your home.
1) Cement sheets
Cement sheets were commonly used as cladding on the exterior of homes. These cement
sheets are present in garages and shed too. Cement sheets in older homes are likely to
2) Vinyl floor tiles
Vinyl floor tiles were commonly used in homes before the 1980s. Many of these tiles
contained asbestos fibers. Find out when your flooring was installed. If it was before the
1980s, there is a good chance it would contain asbestos.
3) Popcorn ceilings
Popcorn ceilings were standard in homes built between the 1950s and 1980s. These ceilings
take their name from the popcorn-like texture created by the sprayed-on asbestos insulation.
If you built your home during this period, there is a good chance the textured surface of
these ceilings may contain asbestos fibers.
4) Pipe insulation
Older homes often have asbestos-insulated pipes. The insulation is present around boilers,
furnaces, and water heaters. If your home has these types of pipes, there is a good chance
they contain asbestos.
Fireplaces and wood-burning stoves built before the 1980s may have asbestos-containing
materials. The asbestos may be present in the cement, mortar, or tile used to build the
fireplace. If your new home has an old, charming fireplace, it is best to have an asbestos
inspection before using it.
If you believe that your living space contains asbestos, it is vital to have it tested by a
qualified professional. Asbestos fibers release into the air when disturbed. Inhaling these
fibers can cause serious health problems, including lung cancer.
Reach Out to Asbestos Abatement Services in Utah County
Asbestos Abatement Services offer asbestos testing and removal services for residential
and commercial buildings. You can trust us as we are a fully certified and licensed asbestos
abatement and removal company. Call us today, and we will schedule a consultation without