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Where's Asbestos At Home?
The following sketch shows where you might find asbestos at home.
The following is a list that asbestos will be COMMONLY found, and it doesn¡¯t mean places not listed will not contain asbestos. In fact, asbestos can be found in many other places not listed.
STEAM PIPES, BOILERS, and FURNACE DUCTS insulated with an asbestos blanket or asbestos paper tape. These materials may release asbestos fibers if damaged, repaired, or removed improperly.
RESILIENT FLOOR TILES (there are many kinds, the common ones are vinyl asbestos, asphalt, and rubber)
The backing on VINYL SHEET FLOORING can contain high percentage of asbestos.
ADHESIVES used for installing floor tile, ceramic tile, or ceiling tile often contain asbestos. Sanding tiles can release fibers so can scraping or sanding the backing of sheet flooring during removal.
CEMENT SHEET, MILLBOARD, and PAPER used as insulation around furnaces and wood-burning stoves. Repairing or removing appliances may release asbestos fibers so may cutting, tearing, sanding, drilling, or sawing insulation.
DOOR GASKETS in furnaces, wood stoves, and coal stoves. Worn seals can release asbestos fibers during use.
SOUNDPROOFING OR DECORATIVE MATERIAL sprayed on walls and ceilings. Loose, crumbly, or water-damaged material may release fibers. So will sanding, drilling, or scraping the material.
PATCHING AND JOINT COMPOUNDS for walls and ceilings.
WINDOW PUTTY OR CAULKING may very well contain asbestos.
TEXTURED PAINTS. Sanding, scraping, or drilling these surfaces may release asbestos.
ASBESTOS CEMENT ROOFING, SHINGLES, and SIDING. These products are not likely to release asbestos fibers unless they are sawed, drilled, or cut.
ARTIFICIAL ASHES AND EMBERS sold for use in gas-fired fireplaces. Also, other older household products such as
FIREPROOF GLOVES, STOVE-TOP PADS,
IRONING BOARD COVERS, and certain HAIRDRYERS.
AUTOMOBILE BRAKE PADS AND LININGS,
CLUTCH FACINGS, and GASKETS.
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