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Asbestos Awareness

2/13/2020 (Permalink)

Many buildings contain asbestos, which was used in spray-applied fire retardant, Boiler pipe insulation, and in a variety of other materials. Structural components like asbestos panels were also used. Abestos ceased to be used in construction material after 1986. The only way to be sure is to remove a sample and have it tested by a competent laboratory.

Types of Asbestos

Amphibole and serpentine.

Amphibole Asbestos

Amphibole asbestos fibers have a straight, jagged shape. There are five recognized types:

  • Crocidolite
  • Amosite
  • Anthophyllite
  • Tremolite
  • Actinolite

Serpentine Asbestos

Serpentine asbestos fibers are curly. There is only one kind: Chrysotile, which is also known as “white asbestos.”

  • Chrysotile

SERVPRO provides abestos remediation type 1, 2, 3. We can safely remove the Asbestos and ensure safe removal compliant with provincial regulation for remove and proper disposal.