Asbestos

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If you are thinking about building, renovating or undertaking repairs to your home, you need to be aware of asbestos.

As a general rule, if your home was built:

  • before the mid-1980s – it is highly likely that it has asbestos-containing products
  • between the mid1980s and 1990 – it is likely that it has asbestos-containing products
  • after 1990 – it is unlikely that it has asbestos-containing products.

If you know or suspect material in your home was installed before 1990, it is safest to assume it does contain asbestos. If you need to be certain, have it tested.

Reviewed 28 October 2019

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