Do your floor tiles contain asbestos?
If you have an older home, there’s a chance your floor could be made with asbestos flooring.
Asbestos exposure is now known to carry health risks. Before you renovate or if the tile is liable to be disturbed, get a professional inspection!
Here’s AAA Lead Pro’s guide on what to do if you have asbestos floor tiles.Get a Quote
How to identify asbestos floor tiles
There’s no way to visually identify asbestos in floor tile or any other product. Certified asbestos testing is the only way to be sure whether you’re dealing with asbestos.
If you know the brand name or type of tile you have, that can be a useful clue. Ask us for help!
Who can test for asbestos floor tiles?
If you suspect Asbestos Containing Materials (ACMs) in your home, you need to ask asbestos professionals like ourselves.
Only trained, licensed firms or contractors are allowed to work with asbestos. When it comes to asbestos inspections, management plans, and abatement projects, it’s against the law to hire an unlicensed contractor.
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Removing asbestos tile
Is removing asbestos floor tiles necessary?
If the tiles are already damaged:
Yes, you should have it abated immediately. Contain the area and try to stay away from it if possible until we can help.
If you are renovating:
Yes, find an approved contractor like ourselves. It’s illegal to use an unlicensed contractor, and attempting to do this yourself risks contamination.
When selling the home:
Updating old materials that contain hazards is usually an investment, as it makes the property more appealing.
It’s best to remove asbestos from the property if you find it. Over time, all building materials deteriorate and this runs the risk of exposing you to asbestos fibers if or once the tile is disturbed.
How to remove floor tiles with asbestos
If you plan on disturbing the area or renovating the tile, then you’ll need to get professional asbestos floor tile removal.
Similar to the inspection and testing, if you have asbestos in your tiles, you’ll need to hire licensed asbestos workers to deal with the tile. You cannot hire unqualified contractors to handle asbestos materials in any way or form.Get a Quote
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What does asbestos in floor tiles look like?
The human eye cannot detect asbestos fibers, whether in tile or any other material.
Unless you have a certified confirmation (i.e. an inspection report and lab test results), it’s not possible to know the asbestos content of something.
That said, be on the lookout for floor tiles that are old and potentially yellowing, especially if they are in deteriorated condition.
Common types of flooring with asbestos include:
- Vinyl asbestos tiles
- Vinyl sheet flooring
- Linoleum asbestos tiles
- Asphalt asbestos tiles
Are floor tiles with asbestos dangerous?
Asbestos tiles become a hazard when deteriorating or disturbed. For example, if you want to renovate or if you have broken tiles. The airborne asbestos fibers released are harmful to breathe in, which is why working with asbestos is heavily regulated.
If you need to do anything with your old floor tiles, check for asbestos first. Leave the hazardous stuff to licensed technicians like AAA Lead Professionals!
When was asbestos floor tile banned?
Most modern floor tiles do not contain asbestos, but it’s possible. Older homes are more likely to have Asbestos Containing Materials.
Despite various attempts to ban and phase out asbestos over the years, the US currently has no complete asbestos ban in place. It has been outlawed in some states, such as New Jersey. Federally, its use and handling are tightly controlled by regulations.
That’s why it’s so important to be aware of potential asbestos presence in your home and take appropriate action if it is found.
How much does asbestos tile removal cost?
The cost of an asbestos floor tile removal will depend on the specifics of your project. There are several factors that impact this, such as the square footage of the affected area.
While there isn’t a one-size-fits-all answer, the AAA Lead Pro team is happy to give you a price estimate at no cost or obligation! Just submit a request online or give us a call.
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