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MANAGING ASBESTOS IN YOUR HOME

Asbestos was widely used in building materials up til 2000.  Here are some common places inside and outside your home where you could expect to find asbestos.

  • Backing of vinyl sheet floor covering

  • Vinyl floor tiles

  • Carpet underlay

  • Cement flooring

  • Compressed asbestos sheet

  • Flues to fireplaces

  • Insulation below wood heater

  • Internal and external ventilators

  • Internal angle mouldings

  • Internal walls & ceiling

  • Kitchen splashbacks

  • Bathroom panelling and lining

  • Wall sheeting – internal

  • Backing for electrical meter boards

  • Downpipes

  • Eaves and gables ends

  • External angle mouldings

  • Fence

  • Garages & Sheds

  • Gutters

  • Insulation for hot water pipes and tank

  • Ridge capping

It's not always possible to tell if a product contains asbestos just by looking as it can often be mixed with other materials or hidden behind walls or panelling. The only way to be certain is to have it talk to a professional or have it tested by an accredited laboratory.