5 Signs Your House Has Asbestos

Asbestos was once a popular construction material simply because it was so cheap and durable. Its fireproof properties boosted its utility in the eyes of homeowners and contractors everywhere, too. In Australia alone, hundreds of thousands of homes were built with asbestos containing materials (ACM) until the 1980s.
Estimates from Asbestoswise can give you an idea of how much asbestos Australians used back in the day. By the 1960s for example, a quarter of all Australian homes were contaminated with asbestos cement. And by 1976, only 2% of homes in Victoria were still completely asbestos-free.
Usage of asbestos eventually dropped in the 1980s when the material’s severe health hazards finally came to light. However, an actual asbestos ban in Australia only came out on 31 December 2003. And even with the ban in place, remnants of asbestos contamination continue to be reported here and there. What’s worse is that some homeowners go about life without even knowing that their houses are contaminated with asbestos!
Fortunately, you can check for possible asbestos contamination in your house with a simple visual inspection. Look out for these 5 tell tale signs of asbestos materials in your home, listed down in the infographic below.
5 Signs Your House Has Asbestos
Infographic Source: https://aware1.com.au/signs-your-house-has-asbestos/

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