HAND and old asbestos tiles

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  • #70516
    TJBalt
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    Has anyone had experience in buying an older home that has tiles that may or may not contain asbestos fibers. I am buying a home built in the 50’s and the tiles were flagged by my inspection as a repair/replace item. My understanding is that asbestos is not dangerous unless you are making it airborne which I have no plans of doing. Has anyone else dealt with HAND and had older tiles from the 50’s or 60’s in the home they have wanted to purchase?

    #70520
    TTrumble
    Member

    Hello TJBalt,

    You should not any problems with leaving the tiles in place. In fact some communities actually prohibit the removal of asbestos tiles because of the hazardous environment it would create. Covering over the existing tiles with new flooring is in many cases the best and simplest way to deal with it if you are just not comfortable with the tiles.

    In short, if they got flagged, it had to be for a reason just beyond the potential of the tiles containing asbestos. Make sure you find out the reason for it and also check you local building codes regarding what is required or allowed where dealing with the tiles are concerned.

    Tim Trumble
    Online Operations, NACA
    ttrumble@naca.com

    #70533
    TJBalt
    Participant

    Great. Thanks for your input!

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