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Finding asbestos containing materials in your house or place of business can be frustrating. But don’t feel like you’re alone. Even royalty has to deal with asbestos from time to time! Prince William and Kate are moving into a new palace home and have apparently had to remove large quantities of asbestos-containing materials.

Asbestos can be found in many common building materials including vinyl flooring, roofing materials, and textured paint installed before 1977. Additionally, insulation installed between 1930 and 1950 may also include asbestos-containing materials. As long as these materials are in good condition, it is generally safe to leave in place. If the materials seem worn or damaged, there is potential for asbestos fibers to be released into the air. But don’t worry - a professional asbestos inspector can help you identify areas of concern and create a plan for safe removal.