Though asbestos use essentially ended in 1980, there are many old homes that still contain asbestos insulation, flooring, ceiling tiles, shingles, siding, and other items. Hence, when renovation or demolition projects take place in the home, these items must be handled with care. Homeowners who perform do-it-yourself projects should never remove or manipulate asbestos products on their own. A licensed asbestos abatement professional should always be hire to do this work. They know hoe to and when to remove asbestos (or when to simply encapsulate it) and they are able to properly dispose of the material as well.