Understanding Asbestos Dangers

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Present in many pre-1980 houses, asbestos is often located during construction, remodeling or natural disasters. Asbestos can be one of several minerals which divide into long, threadlike fibres. Because some varieties do not burn and do not conduct heat or electricity, they have been used to make materials that are fireproof, electrical insulation, roofing, filters and much more. Asbestos abatement is the process by which this material is removed.

Although a homeowner is not required to remove it, if exposed, the presence of asbestos may create a danger, and abatement or removal of asbestos may be necessary to eliminate the hazard.

Commercial property owners are required to secure abatement services for asbestos where they are exposed and/or present a threat.

Full and secure abatement of asbestos demands expertise, talent, experience and money.

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Is Asbestos Removal Required?

An guide to removing asbestos, including testing and abatement details The threat of airborne asbestos fibers depends largely on the material’s state, how often people go into the room where it is stored, and how much air travels through space.

When asbestos is friendly— flaking or crumbling— it’s likely to get airborne. The EPA and Consumer Product Safety Commission suggest leaving asbestos alone unless it is friable.

Asbestos materials can often be “encapsulated” to add a protective layer. This involves coating asbestos with a heat-resistant sealant (approved by the EPA) that generates a protective barrier and makes surface fibers safer.

Be aware that encapsulating asbestos may be temporary and nearly as costly as removal, based on the project, and may make removal more difficult later.

Sound pipes or ducts do not require disposal and can be protected from any disruption by being enclosed in walls or putting durable boxes around them. When asbestos is sealed, fibers are typically not released into the air and therefore no immediate threat.

Friendly, unrepaired asbestos should be removed.

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