In the 1970s, asbestos was frequently used in a great number of building materials. It still can be found in many old houses, workplace buildings, and schools. Asbestos was used widely due to its strength, durability, affordability and also its fire retardant. The asbestos containing materials commonly mixed with other materials. It is used to make ceiling tiles, floor tiles, spray-on ceiling and wall plaster, electrical insulation, and other items. Later, it was found out that asbestos poses a great and deadly danger to health, That is why, the use of asbestos drastically reduced since that time as a consequence of government warnings and limitations of its use.
Commonly, asbestos ceiling tiles used in acoustic ceiling. It means the ceilings were suspended from the roof or the tiles had been suspended from the roof, usually by wires, to create a space between the tiles and the roof. Unfortunately, that spaces could easily cause the asbestos dust particles to become airborne throughout the building. Due to the utilization of asbestos ceiling tiles many people were exposed to asbestos particles. Asbestos fiber is really small and can easily breathed in. The problem is the particle cannot be destroy by the human body’s immune system. It will stick in the lungs and as the immune cells failed to breaks the particles, it becomes dead cell. Later, the accumulation of this dead cells can lead to deadly disease such as asbestosis, mesothelioma and lung cancer.
Recognizing whether or not your own home has asbestos-containing materials become crucial. Frequently all it takes is a careful inspection to let you recognize if asbestos is one of the production materials. Other manufacturers weren’t so nice, making them hard to recognize. Since asbestos cannot be detected by mere eyes, it is safer to conclude that anything built before 1980 contains asbestos and needs to be eliminated.
If the tiles are made from either fiberglass or cellulose they’re probably free from asbestos dust particles, but it isn’t definite. Surfacing material is normally used for fireproofing and is sprayed on steel beams and decking located above ceiling tiles. Additionally it ‘s applied to ceilings as a fibrous and fluffy decorative-looking soundproofing and as acoustical plaster. If you have ceiling tiles or different products in your house that you are planning to replace or repair it is very important assume they contain asbestos until otherwise proven. If they are not proved to contain asbestos, then removed it as the did and change it into safe products. It is always better and more effective to hire asbestos removal company to do the job for safety reasons.