Home Improvement

Bit of an asbestos scare

By July 9, 2019 3 Comments

Mods: I’ve looked through recommended posts, but would still be happy to get some opinions.

I live in a rented apartment. Two years ago we drilled some shelves into a wall by a window. Today I found out that the window ‘pocket’ (where it slides into) has asbestos boards between the inside and outside wall (the walls themselves are cement). I’m somewhat worried that the drilling could have made the material brittle, and if so that it can be released through the hole or the window tracks/pane.
Am I completely out of proportion? Should we have an expert examine the house?


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  • Vievier says:

    Pics would help

  • reddit_god says:

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