Most Common Places Where Asbestos Is Found

Wed, 12 Apr 2017

asbestos in floor and ceiling

Before it was banned, asbestos was a popular construction material because of its excellent tensile strength, heat resistance, and insulation properties. Because of this, it was used in many construction projects and can be found in many old residential, commercial, and industrial buildings. If you live in a property that’s more than 30 years old, it might have asbestos in the following areas:


Floors and ceilings

As mentioned above, asbestos has excellent insulation capabilities and can help keep homes and offices maintain comfortable temperatures. It can also keep outside noises out and make buildings fireproof. As a result, it was often used in insulation and is often found in walls and ceilings.


Old furniture

If you love collecting vintage furniture, or if you’ve inherited some from your parents or grandparents, you’ll want to have them inspected. Many chairs that were built between the 1930s and the 1960s contain asbestos stuffing, while others were made of woven fabric with asbestos fibers woven into it.


Doors and windows

Asbestos has good resistance to heat and has the ability to create a tight seal. Because of this, it was often used in caulking and sealant products that were then applied to doors and windows.


Floors

Asbestos fibers have excellent tensile strength and therefore stick to almost anything they touch. This makes them a great adhesive, and asbestos was in fact used as an adhesive for wooden and cement floors.


Asbestos can be found in a lot of places, both in homes and commercial areas. Fortunately, getting rid of it is easy when you hire Nateis Contracting. We offer professional asbestos removal services and can help you free your property from this harmful material.
 

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