The uses of asbestos

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The uses of asbestos

Although banned in the uk it is still in use in many countries throughout the world today. Asbestos was called the ‘’miracle mineral’’ due to its characteristics. These include, waterproofing, sound proofing, fire resistant, anti-corrosion and insulation just to name a few.

Asbestos fibers are strong, durable, and resist heat, acids, and friction. They are virtually indestructible and that’s why they are so dangerous to health. Because of these useful physical properties, asbestos fibers were often combined with other materials for use in thousands of industrial, maritime, automotive, industrial, construction and housing industries products predominantly.

Some of the products include :

More of these products can be found here These products can be found in any building built before the year 2000 in the uk.

This shows the importance of having an asbestos survey carried out and any asbestos products within your property can be managed safely.

If you are unsure on any material found within your property its always best to have it sampled. Complete Asbestos surveys offers this service and can turn that sample around within 24hrs if required.

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