Where Should You Look for Asbestos?

Asbestos has many properties that made it popular for use in building and construction work for many years. You’ve heard of Asbestos before and you know it’s very dangerous. You also know it should be removed if found. What you don’t know is where to actually find it. It’s in the attic right? Yes, but that is far from the only place it could be lurking! Below are a few of the most common places that you might find Asbestos throughout your residential homes or a commercial building:

#1 Insulation

There was a reason it was used so often before people realized it was toxic. Asbestos is extremely effective as insulation. This means that there could be Asbestos lining your walls or in other spaces that need insulation, such as a loft or attic.

This doesn’t mean go peak your head in the attic and look around. Many people think that they can identify asbestos insulation simply by looking at it, but often this is not the case. Many insulating products look very similar, but many are not made of Asbestos and therefore are perfectly safe. A professional knows exactly what he or she is looking for, and what to do if they find it. The only way to tell if Asbestos is there is to have professionals sample and test the material as a part of an Asbestos survey. Never try to do it yourself!

#2 Cement

Asbestos makes products strong and fire resistant. You might not be aware that Asbestos was commonly used as an additional ingredient in cement mixtures, due to the fact that it was able to add strength and density. It was used in cement roofs, wall cladding, downpipes, and flues. Once again, this isn’t something a regular person like yourself can establish with the naked eye. You will need to work with professionals in order to know if the cement is safe or not.

#3 Pipe wraps and coatings 

Another common place to find asbestos is in pipe wraps. Many homes and business buildings contain heating and water pipes that are coated in a wrap that contains Asbestos. Remember, at first this was thought to make them stronger. Removing Asbestos from the pipes in your home is certainly something that should be on your “must do” list.

#4 Tile floors

It was also regularly used as a material in tiles and coverings. If you have any concerns about any part of your property having floor tiles that contain Asbestos, you should get in contact with Asbestos professionals as soon as possible.

Don’t worry. Clean Cut Abatement is here to help! We’ve been handling Bloomfield, MI area Asbestos removal services for many years. If you’re worried about Asbestos being in your home and need a professional to come check it out, we’re here to help. If we find it, we’ll immediately get to work with the removal process, known as Asbestos abatement. Finally, you can breathe a sigh of relief knowing you and your family are living in a home with clean air!


Remove Asbestos Today

Don’t worry about the air you breath any longer; call in Detroit’s asbestos experts, Clean Cut Abatement.

We know exactly what to look for and how to remove any asbestos if it is found. We are a local and trustworthy business, which is exactly what you need in a potentially-dangerous situation such as this.

Contact us today to come out to your home if you recognize any of these signs or would like for an expert to look around. You can call us at 1-800-975-1697 or you can email admin@cleancutabatement.com. Don’t spend another day breathing in toxic air!


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