What Is It?
Asbestos is a naturally occurring fibrous mineral, there are six in total which have been used in a multitude of products for well over a hundred years Actinolite, Amosite, Anthophyllite, Chrysotile, Crocidolite, and Tremolite.
Chrysotile and Amosite asbestos are the most commonly used in applications. In general, asbestos is very versatile and is used to provide additional strength to materials such as cement sheets, fascias and soffits, Artex walls and celings, water tanks and floor tiles; insulating and fire proofing characteristics to pipe lagging.
There are three main types of asbestos, these are Amosite, Crocidolite and Chrysotile. They are often referred to as brown, blue and white asbestos respectively. It is not as simple as identifying these forms by their appearance alone. A sample needs to be taken and a laboratory analysis and report is required.
C. Wood and Son are here to give friendly advice and can remove asbestos safely from your home. If your home was built before the year 2000 there could be asbestos present in roofs, flooring, lofts, boilers, airing cupboards and tiles.
Our home survey will establish what the risks are and we can then advise you of the available options for removing or managing asbestos safely.
We can safely help with Asbestos: