Asbestos safety in the Home

If your home was built before 1990, it is likely to contain asbestos. Know where asbestos could be lurking before you start renovations or maintenance, and take the proper precautions before starting work. Investigate before you renovate. Common locations of asbestos in domestic buildings include roof sheeting, wall sheeting and guttering, and was also used in drainage, vinyl floor tiles and textured paint. It was often used in ‘wet’ area such as the kitchen, laundry and bathroom, so if you are not sure whether material contains asbestos, play it safe and assume it does or have it tested. Visit the asbestos safety team to learn more.

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