Asbestos was commonly used in building material and insulation applications until the mid 70’s. It was valued for its insulation and fire resistive properties. However, as we all know now it is also linked to serious health issues. Most commonly used in our area in floor tile, insulation, and wall board applications asbestos was also used in some ceiling tiles. If you think you may have asbestos in any area of your home have it inspected and tested by an independent lab. Asbestos abatement can be very costly running into the thousands of dollars however, in some cases it may not even be necessary to remove it from the home. If you have it tested at least you will know.