The best way to remove asbestos is to use the method of mechanical removal. All sources of asbestos are eliminated and it doesn't need ongoing surveillance program.
Benefits of Blastrac Equipment for Asbestos Removal
- No use of valuable drinking water
- Direct bagging systems where the dust is captured at source
- Remote controlled machines (no direct contact with asbestos dust)
- Friendly and easy to use and maintain
- Permanent removal of asbestos material
- Full range of equipment to comply with every application
- Environmentally friendly dust collectors for improved safety of the operators
Asbestos is a set of six naturally occurring silicate minerals used commercially for their desirable physical properties. Many buildings contain asbestos, as it was used in spray-applied flame retardant, thermal system insulation, and in a variety of other materials like concrete from the middle of the 20th century.
In the early 1900's researchers began to notice a large number of early deaths and lung problems in asbestos mining towns. Although the dangers of asbestos have been identified clearly from the beginning of the twentieth century, it was not until the mid 1980s and 1990s that the use of asbestos was banned in many countries. Although banned for many years in many countries, asbestos was still present in 2010 in many buildings and equipment.
Depending on how and where asbestos was applied, it may not pose any risk to the majority of the users in the building. If the fibers cannot be dislodged, they cannot be inhaled, and thus the asbestos poses no risk. However, some methods of applying asbestos, particularly flocking, allow asbestos fibers to gradually drop off into the air. When asbestos fibers can easily be made into airborne dust, the material is known as friable. For example, a popcorn ceiling is extremely friable, whereas asbestos floor tile is considered non-friable.
That's why asbestos has to be removed from the buildings and houses in order to prevent diseases caused by this product. We can find it on concrete, roof, ceiling, bricks, pipes, flooring. The only way to be sure that there is asbestos in our house is to remove a sample and have it tested by a competent laboratory. This way we know if intervention is necessary.