FACT – Any property built before the year 2000 may contain asbestos
Many people frequently hear the term asbestos however very few people are actually aware of its dangers.
Asbestos is a naturally occurring fibrous material that has been a popular building material since the 1950’s. It is used as an insulator to keep in heat and keep out cold, has good fire protection properties and protects against corrosion. Asbestos is found in many products used in buildings including ceiling tiles, pipe insulation, boilers and sprayed coatings and if exposed, it is life threatening.
Inhaling loose asbestos fibers is known to cause several fatal lung diseases. It has been banned since 1999 however unfortunately, many properties still contain asbestos.
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