In homes built before 1970, there is a chance that asbestos was used. What could this mean for the health of you and your family? Since there is no way to tell from just a visual inspection whether a material contains asbestos or not, it is wise to consider any material that is that old a potential danger.
As long as these materials aren’t disturbed, they pose no threat. However, before starting any remodeling or repair project, you want to make sure that you are not going to be releasing asbestos fibers.
You can find companies that have the required training and equipment for removing asbestos. Never try to remove material that could contain asbestos yourself. You risk the health of yourself and your family, even if you believe you are taking all possible precautions.
If exposed to asbestos fibers, you might feel perfectly fine, but many times the symptoms will show up years, or even decades later.