The removal of asbestos or any toxic material is a time consuming but necessary procedure that needs to take place. Having experts test for and remove and abate your asbestos is the most logical step to take.
During the removal procedure all asbestos-containing material are taken off the surface and placed in containers to disposed of at an approved disposal site. This method may require individuals to evacuate the building while the work is being done. Removal is also required when there will be renovations or demolition of the building.
- the source of asbestos is completely eliminated
- no need for ongoing checks or maintenance
- most costly and complicated method
- most time consuming
- replacing substitute material may be needed
- highest risk of exposure for worker
Encapsulation means the asbestos-materials are coated with a bonding agent called a sealant. The sealant penetrates, hardens and creates a protective coating. The sealant is applied over the surface using airless spray equipment. It might be recommended to test that there was enough penetration of the sealant into the material.
These sealants form a tough barrier, and can withstand some impact, are flexible and flame retardant, deterioration resistant, and are non- toxic
Encapsulation should be used in cases where further damage will not occur, but the material must support the weight of the sealant. Encapsulated materials need routine inspection for damage or deterioration.
- economical for controlling exposure
- reduces the release of fibers
- asbestos source is still there
- the material could wear out or be damaged
- a schedule for regular maintenance must be put in place, to monitor for deterioration
- encapsulated material can be more difficult to remove at a later date.
This is when a physical barrier is placed between the material containing asbestos and the rest of the building. Drywall is an acceptable type of enclosure. If the enclosure is damaged then asbestos may be released into the building.
- can be a quick, economical, easy method of controlling exposure to asbestos
- the source of asbestos still remains
- fallout from the fibre may continue behind the enclosure
- continued inspection is required to check for damage of the enclosure
- it is a temporary measure-the asbestos material will eventually require removal
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