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Asbestos has a long history of being used in the manufacturing of various building products - in both non-friable and friable forms.
By understanding the difference between the two types of asbestos and the strict legislation governing the safe containment and removal of potentially dangerous asbestos products, our experienced asbestos removal specialists ensure your building site is safe and free from the risk of dangerous asbestos contamination.
Understanding the difference between asbestos types
Friable asbestos products are typically loose and, when dry, can be easily crumbled into dust that releases asbestos fibres into the air. Friable asbestos products that are disturbed can be a dangerous health hazard and must be handled by experienced asbestos removal specialists.
Friable asbestos products were used for fireproofing, soundproofing and insulation and can be found in commercial and industrial sites built since the 1800s, as well as residential houses built before 1990.
For safe removal of friable asbestos material that may be found in a variety of building materials, including pipe lagging, boiler insulation, fire retardant material on steel work, sprayed insulation, or other products on your commercial, industrial or residential building site, contact our DSA Environmental team today.
Bonded asbestos products are solid and non-friable and can’t be reduced to dust with hand pressure.
Although the asbestos fibres are tightly bound within the product and are usually not able to released into the air, they do not pose the same risk but must still be handled and removed by trained asbestos removal experts.
Examples of non-friable asbestos in building materials can include:
- asbestos cement sheet
- asbestos cement-moulded products
- bitumen-based water-proofing
- vinyl floor tiles
With age, non-friable asbestos products can become friable and it’s another reason why analysis and management of all asbestos should be handled by asbestos specialists.
When you choose DSA Environmental as your asbestos removal professionals, you have the peace of mind that comes from using licensed asbestos removalists.
There are legal responsibilities associated with safe removal and containment of asbestos that depends on whether the asbestos is in the workplace, the home, the environment or managed by a builder or tradesperson.
For safe removal of non-friable asbestos materials, or to find out how DSA Environmental can look after all your commercial, residential, or industrial asbestos removal needs, contact our team today.