Friable Asbestos specifically refers to any materials that contain asbestos that can be easily reduced to dust, making it more likely to release measurable levels of asbestos into the air.
Friable Asbestos Removal
Friable Asbestos removal is hazardous & dangerous as it requires a special license, a deep knowledge & understanding of asbestos as well as the experience of having removed asbestos plenty of times in the past.
Generally, it is best to treat any type of asbestos-containing material as if it is friable asbestos.
We urge anyone faced with friable asbestos to get the professionals involved due to the increased risk of exposure to the asbestos fibres.
Why is Friable Asbestos so dangerous?
When Friable Asbestos breaks down, it releases tiny deadly asbestos fibres into the air with the danger being amplified when safety precautions aren’t taken immediately – this is why it falls under its own category, friable asbestos removal.
As we all know when fibres can be breathed in, doing long-term damage to the lungs which can lead to conditions like mesothelioma and more.
- Easily airborne making exposure more common
- Harder to recognise the severity of the badly conditioned material
- Non-friable decondition into friable, requiring friable asbestos removal