I have steam heat & a boiler. Pipes are insulated w/ asbestos which is wrapped with aluminum foil and duct tape.
Problem by beank87: I have steam heat & a boiler. Pipes are insulated w/ asbestos which is wrapped with aluminum foil and duct tape.
My son spends fairly a bit of time in the basement exactly where the pipes are. We were advised a couple of years ago that as prolonged as the insulation was undisturbed there need to be no issue. But of program as a mother, I am concerned. What can I do to make positive that my young children are safe and sound? We will not have a lot funds to have it removed. Is my son safe and sound? What are my possibilities?
Solution by Ex Chemist
Asbestos is only a dilemma when inhaled. As lengthy as the asbestos insulation is firmly in location and not becoming launched into the air, it is completely safe and sound. In fact, replacing it will almost certainly launch much more into the air than leaving it on your own.
I would examine it each and every number of months and only consider action if you see it crumbling.
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