I found this forum while doing a search on asbestos and wanted to know if anyone out there could help/had some advice to pass along. I've been spending so many sleepless nights and my stress level from
worrying is through the roof. Oh the joys of an older home (as many of you I'm sure can appreciate my sarcasm...)...
My husband and I live in a home built on the early '50's (1952) and have several different areas of the home that I feel are likely asbestos. We haven't had any testing done because my husband thinks it's "no big deal" and we can just deal with it ourselves. I, on the other hand, am filled with anxiety and panic.
The basement is filled with 8x8 vinyl floor tiles. Many of them are still intact; however, many are damaged (I.e. broken and a few crumbling) due to water damage over the years. There are also some decently sized grooves in some areas from dragging a dryer with metal feet across it. In the places where the tiles are now missing, there is a black material left behind on the cement that I'm guessing is mastic?
Another huge worry... The tub tiles around our bathtub faucet have come loose and below, there is a paper backing for the tile and some difficult to describe material.. Ill try to post a pic. We also have a missing tile on the bathroom wall next to the sink where the toothbrush holder used to be affixed. Underneath, there is again brown paper and what looks like some white paper... I worry that it could be asbestos?
The medicine cabinet in the bathroom has also been recently replaced and the edges of the wall are showing their several layers that they are comprised of... It looks like parts of it consists of fibers... Again, I'm terrified this could
Thoughts on this anyone? Am I doomed? The worry is eating me alive. :/
Thanks so much,