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I bought a house in Everett WA which was built in 1910. Where should I be worried about finding asbestos? The only obvious remodel that's been done is the kitchen has a drop ceiling with flourescent lighting, and the kitchen and dining room floor have been covered in linoleum looking material (wood-I think fir-floors underneath).
 

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Your Linoleum--black cutback adhesive---drop ceiling panels--vermiculite insulation--pipe wrapping---siding----this is a short list of possible asbestos containing items from the past.
 

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And then there's the lead paint.
Asbestos and the lead in the old paint under the newer layers is not going to do anyone any harm unless it gets disturbed.
Sanding, cutting, heating them then some precautions need to be taken.
 
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Thanks fellas, first thing we're doing is removing all the lathe/plaster upstairs and installing electrical, and then drywalling. I've broken off a chunk of plaster and will be dropping it off at a nearby lab for $35 asbestos test. I also have a piece of insulation from the crawl space which I may have tested as well, but have posted an image in another thread to see if it's identifiable so I can save another $35 for the insulation testing. With the plaster I'm just assuming it's plaster but have seen lots of posts on here where people thing gypsum board is plaster, I don't know the difference I'm a newb.
 

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When demoing an old place like that, get your self good respirators----that old plaster and ancient dust is rough on the lungs-----

Add strong fans to the windows and plastic off the doorways---

Take care of your lungs----
 
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