Asbestos is a material that is toxic, and as a result of being toxic, it is quite harmful to the health of those that breathe it. For this reason, it is vitally important that materials containing these asbestos fibers are removed from buildings that possess them. This is because these fibers are capable of being hazardous to your health when they are inhaled. There are a number of different cancers that can be caused by inhaling asbestos fibers, including lung cancer and malignant mesothelioma to name a few. Some pipes that are connected to radiators or steam heat are believed to contain asbestos fibers as a result of their natural heat resistance and insulating properties. If you believe that there are pipes in your home that contain asbestos, then it is vitally important that you contact a asbestos pipe removal company that can assess the situation and help you out.
Asbestos pipes are covered with a wrap that is covered by a canvas with a white surface that is capable of crumbling. When pipe wraps have small holes, repairing the holes is typically advisable rather than removing the pipe wraps all together. One way that this can be done is through the use of caulk holes, using a pieces of re-wettable glass cloth. It would be wise for you to avoid using materials such as duct tape as they can break down and fall apart with time, rendering the fix useless.
Many types of steam piping possess insulating materials that contain asbestos. These should absolutely be removed before the pipes can be decontaminated and dismantled properly. It has been found that the process involved in asbestos pipe removal can be relatively time consuming as well as less than ideally cost effective. The current procedures that are used for the purpose of asbestos pipe removal require a developed infrastructure. Unfortunately what this means is that there is a low efficiency in terms of asbestos pipe removal because the air must be monitored in the affected area in order to properly overcome the problem. Luckily, a mechanical system for asbestos pipe removal is now being conceptualized which is capable of working on pipes of a number of different sizes which encapsulates the pipe while removing the asbestos, making the entire process safer as well as healthier overall.
The main features of this form of asbestos pipe removal include that it fully seals and contains the asbestos pipe removal operations, it does not require exposing as many people to the abatement process, it offers greater removal efficiency when it comes to asbestos materials, and packaging and removing the offending building materials is infinitely simpler. As a result, this process is recommended for all asbestos pipe removal situations so that personnel can be kept out of harm’s way while the asbestos containing pipes are removed from the premises.
For your asbestos pipe removal, we are your best ally as a qualified, licensed, asbestos abatement contractor.
- Proper containment and removal
- Thorough site decontamination
- Lawful disposal
- If asbestos needs to be tested, we will refer you to a list of certified labs