Asbestos was used in a wide range of applications right up until 1999 when it was banned in the UK. We’ve compiled a list of materials where it may be found, how many do you have in your home?
- Vinyl Floor Tiles
- Linoleum Flooring
- Sash Window Cords
- Textured Coatings (Artex Ceilings)
- Washers & Dryers
- Water Storage Tanks
- Ironing Boards
- Barbecue Mitts / Gloves
- Window Caulking / Putty
- Damper Pads (Beneath your Sink)
- Pipe Insulation
- Roofing Felt
- Corrugated Cement Sheet (Often on Garage Roofs)
- Stair Nosings
- Attic / Loft Insulation
- Cement Downpipes & Guttering
- Electric Heaters
- Toilet Cisterns & Seats
- Decorative Plaster (Coving, Ceiling Rose)
Asbestos was also used within the very fabric of the building itself. Due to its cheap and plentiful nature, it’s not uncommon to find loose off cuts placed under window frames or doors to get them straight and level.
It’s important to locate any asbestos in your property before you redecorate or renovate so that you can avoid causing damage which may release hazardous fibres.
If you think you have found asbestos in your home and are unsure of what to do, then please call our friendly and knowledgeable team and we will happily offer free advice. Your safety is our priority.