What is Asbestos?
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 asbestos and Amosite asbestos are the most commonly used in applications. Asbestos in general 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 of asbestos by their appearance alone. A sample needs to be taken and a laboratory analysis and report is required.
Asbestos at home
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.
Asbestos at home survey
Our asbestos home survey will establish what the risks are. We can then advise you of the available options for removing asbestos or managing asbestos safely.
We can safely help with:
Asbestos tile removal