Where you might find asbestos in your home
Should you get your home checked?
Asbestos in your home is not necessarily a serious problem. However, asbestos materials may become damaged over time, leading to a potential health hazard.
How do I know if it’s asbestos?
Unless stated, it is very hard to tell whether a material contains asbestos or not. If in doubt, get it checked out by a qualified professional.
Living Room: Asbestos may have been used for insulation in wood heaters or as cement sheeting beneath heater hearths.
Bathroom: Asbestos may be found in cement sheeting used in ceilings, walls and floors, and on hot water pipes.
Kitchen: Used in vinyl floor tiles and hot water pipes set into masonry walls.
Garden: Asbestos may be found in garden sheds, garages and carports.