The main types of asbestos: Call our asbestos removers near Staines Upon Thames (TW18)
Asbestos is a group of naturally occurring fibrous minerals. Loved for its strength, insulation and fire retardation properties, it was widely used in the construction and building industries during the last century. It was finally banned in 2000, but any building constructed before then could contain asbestos.
There are main types of asbestos, include:
- Crocidolite (blue asbestos): This type of asbestos has the least heat resistant properties out of all the types of asbestos, and was used for spray-on coatings, pipe insulation, plastics and in cement products.
- Amosite (brown asbestos): Used widely in cement sheeting and pipe insulation, blue asbestos can be found in thermal insulation products, ceiling tiles, and insulating board.
- Chrysotile (white asbestos): Chrysotile was the most common type of asbestos, and used widely in roofs, ceilings, walls, and floors of properties.
Research shows that exposure to asbestos results widely in many common diseases, including asbestosis. No amount of asbestos exposure risk is safe and asbestos-related diseases have a long latency period, meaning they can take decades to develop.
Our team is just a phone call away. We will advise you about all aspects of asbestos; and we can complete asbestos removal on a small or a large scale, safely and quickly. When we remove asbestos outbuildings, such as sheds and garages, we can dismantle them, deal with electricity and water supplies and dispose of them for you.