Asbestos has been used in materials for centuries and in many construction materials throughout the 1990s. Asbestos is still not entirely prohibited in the United States, meaning trace amounts could still be in your property. Below, we will discuss asbestos-containing materials that could be found in your bathroom and how dangerous it is.
Asbestos Materials Found In Bathrooms
Asbestos is commonly found in materials used in bathrooms, specifically in older homes. Asbestos can become friable, causing exposure if the asbestos-containing materials are disturbed. This can occur through remodels or regular wear and tear. Some of the areas that could contain asbestos in your bathroom include:
• Insulation Materials
• Venting Areas
• Cement Walls
• Textured Ceilings
• Floor Tiles
As you can see, many areas inside your bathroom could contain asbestos. We recommend testing all properties for asbestos, as some materials may still contain asbestos fibers. Older homes are at a higher risk, but we do see many newer properties with asbestos-containing materials. It is especially crucial to have the property tested by an asbestos abatement company before you complete any remodels, as disturbing the materials will cause exposure.
If your home is older, there is a larger chance that you have asbestos in other areas of your home. Older homes were built using a wide range of asbestos-containing materials. It is best to have the property tested by a reputable asbestos abatement professional. This way, you can complete remodels without the worry of exposing anyone to the deadly fiber known as asbestos. Asbestos causes severe illnesses that are not limited to cancer. Respiratory problems are one of the main symptoms of asbestos exposure and are long-term illnesses.
If your property does contain asbestos, a licensed asbestos abatement professional will devise a plan to remove the asbestos from the property. They will ensure that all asbestos is fully removed and that the property is safe for you and your family.