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Asbestos surveys look at the kind, condition, and wear of each material.

When dangerous asbestos fibres are detected, a complete, regulated asbestos waste disposal method is always required.

In many situations, the procedure is simple and may be finished in a short amount of time.

The job of asbestos removal experts is to figure out what kind of materials are involved and what amount of risk is acceptable.

The type of materials and their condition are considered to determine whether they may be safely removed or left undisturbed in their
current location.

If your home is more than 20 years old, asbestos-containing elements may be buried (ACMs). Why?

Because white asbestos was only prohibited as insulation at the end of 1999.

It might also be utilised by builders having stockpiles to clear after this date.

According to the Health and Safety Executive, an estimated half a million business premises and a million residential homes still have

Unfortunately, exposure to the lethal fibres is not always seen as a serious threat.

The main concern may be to remove the asbestos as quickly and inexpensively as feasible.

In actuality, the expense of an asbestos survey is little, as is the amount of asbestos to be removed.

Nonetheless, it is not always clear that various asbestos materials require different treatments.

Each one requires a thorough examination, which frequently includes sample analysis.

Because white ‘chrysotile’ asbestos was permitted to be used for 15 years after blue and brown asbestos was prohibited in the mid-
1980s, it is simply not true that it is “low risk.”

Medical sources at the time said that the immune system would have an easier time dealing with the “curly” chrysotile fibres.

Condition, Wear, and Tear are evaluated in surveys.

The condition of the asbestos is the first thing to assess.

When handled, more friable (fragile and dissolving) soft materials will quickly crumble and release their fibres.

When removing tougher AIB (asbestos insulation board), efforts may cause damage to corners and edges, and if broken, parts may fall

Even if the materials are not classified as friable, an evaluation of wear and tear is a significant issue.

Aside from past flood or fire damage, any restorations including plaster skims, wallpaper, or paint coats may leave a mark. Why?

The possibility of glue or paint chemicals leaking through the AIB surface and breaking down the fibres.

Another possible issue is that during DIY, nails, screws, or other fixes may have come into touch with the material surface, producing
cracks and the release of airborne fibre particles.

When Is Asbestos Encapsulation the Best Option?

The most frequent example of an asbestos substance coated, covered, or enclosed within another material, such as cement, paint, or
plastic, is regarded securely “bound in a matrix.”

Hard bonded asbestos is more resistant to wear and strain, and the fibres are better preserved for longer.

Even hard-bonded asbestos materials, on the other hand, can become friable if damaged or merely broken.

In all of the aforementioned scenarios, an expert, knowledgeable judgement must be made as to whether asbestos removal will cause
further harm.

If asbestos is discovered to be undisturbed and in good condition, the most likely course of action is to leave it alone, tightly encased to
avoid fibre destruction and release.

Professional asbestos surveys are essential for maintaining a safe and well-controlled operation when the focus is on preventing
exposure risks.

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