asbestos Within homes

Asbestos Within Homes

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Asbestos Within Homes

Asbestos can be found in any industrial or residential building built or refurbished before the year 2000. It is in many of the common materials used in the building trade that you may come across during your work.Below is a breakdown of all the places Asbestos Within homes can be found.

AIB = Asbestos Insulating Board

Inside

A. Asbestos cement Water tank

B. Pipe lagging

C. Loose fill insulation

D. Textured decorative coating eg artex

E. AIB ceiling tiles

F. AIB bath panel

G. Toilet seat and cistern

H. AIB behind fuse box

I. AIB airing cupboard and/or sprayed insulation coating boiler

J. AIB partition wall

K. AIB interior window panel

L. AIB around boiler

M. Vinyl floor tiles

N. AIB behind fire

Outside

O. Gutters andAsbestos cement downpipes

P. Soffits – AIB or asbestos cement

Q. AIB exterior window panel

R. Asbestos cement roof

S. Asbestos cement panels

T. Roofing felt

It is advisable to a have an asbestos survey produced on any property built before the year 2000. Asbestos is a hidden killer amongst homes and many new home owners are buying property that is contaminated.

Remember you can’t see or smell asbestos fibres in the air. The effects of being exposed to asbestos take many years to show up – avoid breathing it in now.

Asbestos Within Homes References http://www.hse.gov.uk/asbestos/building.htm

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