Asbestos is a highly dangerous set of minerals which when is disturbed and becomes airborne, may enter one’s lungs and pose a grave threat to health and well-being. Although it was officially banned over 20 years ago and its production stopped, there are still lots of traces of this material, since it was heavily used until ‘80s in roofing and piping materials, insulation, floors and so on, thanks to its heat-resistance, insulating quality and durability. If a building was erected before 1999, the people in charge of it are obliged to have its construction tested for presence of asbestos. Since it is difficult to examine whether there is asbestos in one’s dwelling or not, it is vital to contact a licensed asbestos removal contractor. Learn why you should entrust this task to specialists.
There are different types of asbestos that
need to be appropriately taken care of by specialized consultants like, among
others, white asbestos which is the most common one, or green asbestos, known
as fibrous tremolite asbestos or chrysotile. The first one was highly popular
in England up to 1999 thanks to its firmness and relatively low price, which
means that it was also widely used (for example in walls or roofs). The second
type of asbestos, tremolite was often exploited, for instance, in construction
materials like talc or plumbing materials and various types of paint owing to
its resistance to high temperatures and permanence. Chrysotile, the last
discussed type of asbestos here, was used in car brakes linings, in fabrics and
as usual in construction.
places in one’s dwelling might need asbestos removal works?
Asbestos was widely used in many
construction elements, thus it may be found in various places in a building.
Thus, it was – among others – used in spray .. Read more