If you suspect that you have asbestos in your floor tiles, it’s important to have them tested by a professional. Disaster Kleenup Specialists can help test for and remove this toxic substance from your home.
The Dangers Of Asbestos
Asbestos is a dangerous substance that can cause lung cancer and other serious health problems. Exposure to it is even more likely to occur when the material is disturbed, such as during remodeling or construction work. If you suspect that you have asbestos in your floor tiles, it’s important to have them tested and removed by a professional with the proper training and safety equipment.
Signs Your Floor Tiles May Have Asbestos
- Your Home Was Built Before 1980
- You Can See Fibers Being Released
- You Have 9″x9″, 12″ x 12,” Or 18″ x 18″ Sized Tiles
- Your Floor Is Discolored & Appears Oily
- Your Flooring Has A Thick Black Adhesive Underneath
Your Home Was Built Before 1980
If your home was built before the 80s, there’s a very high risk that your floor tiles contain asbestos. This is because the substance wasn’t federally regulated yet.
You Can See Fibers Being Released
If you can see fibers in the air when the flooring is disturbed, your tiles almost certainly contain asbestos. It’s critical to hire a professional to replace them because the removal process is extremely dangerous if attempted without the proper training and safety gear.
You Have 9″x9″, 12″ x 12,” Or 18″ x 18″ Sized Tiles
It may seem strange to worry about the dimensions of your floor tiles. However, the reason this matters is that many asbestos-containing tiles that were mass-produced are 9 “x9″, 12″ x 12,” or 18″ x 18″ in size.
Your Tiles Are Discolored & Appear Oily
If your tiles look like they have oil stains, this could be due to asbestos. This is because asphalt (one of the main components of asbestos) can release oil over time.
Your Flooring Has A Thick Black Adhesive Underneath
Even if your tiles themselves do not contain asbestos, it’s possible that the adhesive used to glue them to the ground might have it. If you can see a thick black substance under the flooring, you should hire an inspector as soon as possible.
Professional Inspection Is Key For Safety
The only way to be sure your home is free from this hazardous substance is to hire a professional inspector. Disaster Kleenup Specialists can help test for and remove asbestos from your home. We have the proper training and safety equipment to carefully and thoroughly remove this toxic substance, as well as to safely and legally transport and dispose of it. Call us today to schedule an appointment.