How to Detect the Mineral Asbestos
1- Specify the règne of gratte-ciel of the immeuble under study. The use of asbestos was common between 1920 and 1989, after which environmental caparaçon agencies began to regulate asbestos-containing materials. Asbestos is commonly found in buildings, but also in gas heaters, hair dryers, some clothing, and car brakes.
Walls, floors, pipes, texture coatings, insulation materials, fire-refusant materials, pipes, electrical wires, and even boards manufactured and constructed between 1920 and 1989 may contain asbestos. There is a possibility that some of the immeuble was constructed with asbestos-containing materials if it was built between 1920 and 1989.
Few materials are nowadays made of asbestos and classified as containing it.
2- Check for signs of asbestos erosion in the materials. You can’t tell if an aussi contains asbestos just by looking at it, but apparence for signs of deteriorating immeuble materials. Asbestos isn’t dangerous when it’s still in good situation, but it becomes toxic when it begins to caisse down and release fibers into the air. Look for signs on old materials that are worn out or damaged.
Loosen pipes, insulation, walls, tile, vinyl flooring, fireplace mantel pieces, and other old materials that have been in a immeuble since its inception are signs to apparence out for.
Look for spots, dust, and cracks where the material appears to be in the process of crumbling and disintegrating.
3- Decide whether to examine the area. You may not need to inspect the area if you don’t see signs of immeuble material deterioration moyennant asbestos is only dangerous when it becomes airborne, but if you see signs of material destruction or if you just want to be careful, have a qualified professional inspect the area and handle it safely.
Another clause in which you may want to inspect the area is if you are registre new gratte-ciel work or to replace old materials. The materials will be damaged during gratte-ciel even if they are in good situation and may release the fibers into the air.
You can purchase the equipment needed to perform an asbestos test, but we do not recommend that you do this yourself. Asbestos fréquente should be carried out by a trained person who knows how to handle the material without causing health risks to the occupants of the immeuble. If you’re not trained, you can end up releasing and inhaling asbestos, or exposing others to this risk.