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Is it asbestos?

Date Added: October 29, 2011 10:06:41 PM
Author: ozrat
Category: Asbestos Removal by Capital City

Most of us when faced with asbestos issue in our house or business has no idea what to do next, firstly we ask our selves a question, is it asbestos or just a material that may or may not contain asbestos. Whatever the case may be, call a professional, send off a sample to a lab or scrape the web for any advice that you can possibly find. Many others have been in exactly the same position as you, most did the right thing and had the situation professionally assessed and whenever the asbestos was discovered, it was removed by a licensed professional.

Fine you say, but what are the general rules when I try to make a preliminary assessment of a possible asbestos threat? Well use of asbestos in construction industry has been banned in 1987, so if your house, commercial building, fence etc (the are hundreds of products where asbestos was used as a main or minor ingredient) has been erected prior to 1987 and has elements that look like cement sheeting, corrugated cement roofing sheets, linoleum floor tiles, insulating material in pipes, flues etc. then it’s more than likely that the material in question contains asbestos.

Whatever you do, do not try to remove it yourself without consulting your local authorities, or a qualified licensed professional. The advice in most cases is free and will save future worries and possible health risk to you, your family or your employees, not to mention legal issues that could pop-up in the future.