Confused about Asbestos
and looking for more Information?
Are you searching for more information on recognising asbestos? Are you uncertain when to be vigilant when renovating? Unsure about other places it may occur?
Many property owners don’t realise how common asbestos was in the construction of houses. Since 1985 asbestos was no longer used in products it may still be present in many areas of your home or workplace.
Generally, Asbestos Products are
- Non-friable material is when fibres mixed and bonded with other materials. It cannot be easily crumbled to a powder by hand pressure when dry. Common examples of non-friable material are cement sheets and Super 6 roofing.
- Friable means any material that contains fibres in the form of powder. It can crumble and reduced to dust by hand pressure. Examples of friable material lose sprayed roofing insulation.
Damage and deterioration will increase the friability of asbestos materials. Aging, continual movement, water, the physical impact can release fibres. Cutting, grinding, sawing, or drilling breaks the materials down releasing fibre. This can result in harmful airborne fibres.
With over 26 years, and I best explain the occurrence in the use of these products in houses as,
Since 1985 asbestos was no longer used in products To my knowledge, there was no recall of products. I assume large stockpiles of product still remained for years afterwards.
Have a look at our page on asbestos to find out some other places these materials can be found when renovating a house. Read More