10 Things to Know About Asbestos in Drywall

10 Things to Know About Asbestos in Drywall

Drywall (also known as “wallboard” or “gypsum board”) can be found in just about every building constructed after the 1930s. It emerged as a popular alternative to traditional lath and plaster construction during World War II and the “building boom” that followed....
Where To Look For Asbestos In Your Bathroom

Where To Look For Asbestos In Your Bathroom

Throughout the 20th century, Asbestos was frequently used in the production of consumer goods and home construction by builders and homeowners. Its flexibility and heat-resistance made it a popular choice for residential projects. Unfortunately, it’s also toxic to...
When to Test for Asbestos in Popcorn Ceilings

When to Test for Asbestos in Popcorn Ceilings

Popcorn ceilings (also known as “stucco,” “acoustic,” or “cottage cheese” ceilings) were very popular from the 1950s to the 1980s. Builders and homeowners alike were drawn to the bumpy, spray-on texture because it was quick and easy to apply, helped disguise ceiling...
The Complete Guide to Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM)

The Complete Guide to Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM)

If you’re a homeowner or have ever worked in the construction industry, you’ve probably heard people refer to asbestos or asbestos containing materials (ACMs). While most people are aware that asbestos is potentially dangerous, and something you don’t want in your...