Asbestos Abatement

Asbestos

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Most of the Asbestos that looks like this you never see.  Microscopic asbestos fibers are .01 microns thick

 (18,000 times thinner than a human hair).

Asbestos comes in many building materials Especially used in buildings built before 1980

Environmental professional

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Abatement begins with a certified asbestos inspector who takes samples of suspected asbestos. Samples are analyzed at a laboratory to determine extent of the problem. The asbestos removal can be complex and includes several site preparations.

Asbestos on pipes

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ACM or asbestos containing materials can be found in many types of building materials. 

Click here for the list of the most common types 

Ceiling tile

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Ceiling tiles that were used prior to 1980 was backed with asbestos.

Floor tile

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VAT is Vinyl Asbestos Tile commonly used in most 9 inches by 9-inch tiles. They can release asbestos fibers if drilled or abraided.

Exterior siding

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Transite siding is relatively safe as long as it is not in this condition! The asbestos-containing siding was used extensively in buildings built before 1980