Asbestos? Check "I don't know" to avoid liability.....Could use some advice from anyone in Maryland in the Prince Georges County area before I start making some phone calls. I remember the sellers who sold my home (company that flips houses) checked I don't know on whether they knew if the house had asbestos tiles, walls & anything else since the house was built in 1951 in the mortgage paperwork. My real estate agent says they check that to avoid liability but the house should be fine because most homes in my area have been renovated many times & had the asbestos removed by the time people like me move in.To give an overview of the house, it's a split level, all rooms have carpet & the hallways, living & dining room & kitchen have wooden floors. The basement/utility room & bathrooms have tiles. Now the small hallway at the foot of the stairs of the basement is carpeted which is weird. It would have made sense to either continue the wooden floors from or had the ceramic tiling in, but carpet?! So at the time I left it to odd & unusual.Fast forward a few months. I have cats, & 1 of them was sick & was using the bathroom outside the litter box & on the carpet in that small hallway repeatedly. Try as I may I was unable to save the carpet & had to rip it out. Low & behold I see, barely hidden under 1-2 layers of ripped & torn 1970s linoleum tiles, dark blue with white streaks tiles. I had a friend of mine confirm that it was asbestos tile.Continued in comments due to post lengths....June 21 2012 - Hyattsville00YesReport a ProblemProblemSelect oneOffensive contentIrrelevant contentSpam (pure self-promotion)OtherDetailsYour emailPlease enter a valid email address.Submit CancelContent flaggedWe will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.