How to cover your Asbestos insulated plumbing pipes..

Many of the our older homes have Asbestos Insulation wrapped around them. Normally padded and white in color. When its torn this hazardous condition is known as “Friable” or airborne. Though much of this is found in crawlspaces and cellars where few seldom go it’s still something that a Home Inspector will ding you on should you decide to sell. You could hire an Asbestos Abatement Team to remove it which is quite costly.

CAUTION: You should not remove it yourself either.

Asbestos can also be found in exterior sheathing and floor coverings.

To save time and money follow the acceptable practice detailed below.

How to Cover an Asbestos Pipe



Raleigh Hansman

Raleigh Hansman is a first-year law student at the University of South Dakota. Prior to returning to school, Hansman worked in Los Angeles, Calif. in PR, marketing and event planning. A professional writer for three years, Hansman boasts a diverse portfolio ranging from real estate and business, to entertainment and beauty.

By Raleigh Hansman, eHow Contributor

Asbestos is a dangerous substance that can cause a variety of health problems when breathed in regularly. Many older homes were made with asbestos piping and insulation, before health concerns arose. Ultimately you must remove all forms of asbestos in your home, but in the in-between time, there is a method to make asbestos piping safer.



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      Create a mix of soap and water in a spray bottle–1/2 water, 1/2 soap.

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      Spray the soapy water mix all over the asbestos pipe wrap.

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      Cover the asbestos pipe wrap completely with plastic wrap.

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      Take the high-quality duct tape and tape the ends, securing the plastic wrap in place.

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      Use the latex paint and paintbrush to paint the ends, designated by the duct tape.

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