Asbestos Information

It is hard to identify asbestos products in the home just by looking at them. Below is a diagram and a table that show the potential locations of asbestos products in the home if your home was built or renovated before 1990.

Location Materials
Bathroom, toilet and laundry Asbestos cement sheeting used in walls, ceilings and floors
Hot water pipes set into masonry walls
Lagging on hot water pipes
Living areas Insulation in wood heaters
Asbestos cement sheeting beneath heater hearths
Kitchen Vinyl floor tiles
Backing to cushion vinyl flooring
Hot water pipes set into masonry walls
Exterior Flat, patterned and corrugated wall and roof sheeting
Imitation brick cladding
Lining under eaves
roof sheets , gutters , down pipes , eves, soffit
Backyard Garden sheds
Garages and carports
Dog kennels
Vehicles Brake linings
Clutch linings
Adhesive products
Commercial or industrial buildings Coating sprayed on beams for fireproofing
Wrap on pipes and boilers
Sheeting in roofs and walls
Other Electrical meter boards
Ironing board covers
Heatproof mats