(Closed) experience with asbestos in your home?

posted 7 years ago in Home
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I wouldn’t worry too much about it. You may not have come into contact with the insulation and you don’t know for sure that the insulation had asbestos in it.

If you do drill any more holes into the ceilings and you are worried about it, then I recommend wetting everything before drilling. The wet fibers fall faster and you are less likely to inhale them. 

If your home was built in the 1950s then it’s likely there is asbestos in more than just the insulation. It can be in the drywall, in plaster, in the drywall mud, in the drywall tape. If you have any original tile or linoleum it can be in the flooring and in the mastic used to stick the flooring on the base.

Also, it’s possible that you have lead-based paint throughout the house and on the exterior. 

We’re exposed to carcinogens all the time so don’t let the hazards in your home freak you out too much. 

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