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Types of Asbestos in Colorado Springs

Since its widespread use in building from the 1950s through the 1980s, asbestos has come under intense scrutiny for its inherent risk. Fibrous substance used for insulation and fireproofing. There are six different kinds of asbestos, each with slightly different qualities. Despite these differences, however, all varieties of asbestos provide significant health risks. Consequently, it is pointless to differentiate between the categories, and care should be taken with each.

There is still a significant presence of asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) in buildings that were constructed prior to the year 2000, and these ACMs could be disturbed during the course of installation, maintenance, refurbishment, or destruction. After being agitated, the fibers become airborne and can be inhaled, where they can lodge deep inside the lungs and potentially cause a wide range of illnesses. There are a wide variety of ailments that can be brought on by asbestos exposure, therefore it's better to avoid it at all costs.

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Chrysotile Asbestos

The most prevalent type of asbestos is white, or chrysotile. As a result of its high resistance to heat, it has found widespread application in a variety of settings, including the construction industry, the transportation sector, and the home. There is a general consensus that this variety of asbestos is safer than others. Asbestos of this sort was finally prohibited in 1999. Unfortunately, mesothelioma has been linked to exposure to chrysotile asbestos

Amosite Asbestos

Asbestos in its brown (amosite) form is the second most frequent variety. Sheets of cement and pipe insulation typically include it. Because of its ability to prevent condensation and muffle noise, it was also widely employed. Exposure to brown asbestos can cause serious health issues such as lung cancer and asbestosis.

Crocidolite Asbestos

The most harmful variety of asbestos is blue asbestos. Because its ACMs tend to be frangible, the inhaled fibers can be easily disintegrated and breathed in. It was widely utilized in the past for insulating steam engines and reinforcing other materials like plastics and concrete.

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Anthophyllite Asbestos

Although it is a kind of asbestos, anthophyllite is only occasionally used in cement products and insulation. Even yet, this brown or yellowish asbestos poses serious health concerns when inhaled due to its long, acute filaments.

Tremolite Asbestos

As with other varieties, tremolite asbestos fibers can be opaque or see-through and come in a wide range of colors. Tremolite was never extracted or sold on its own, although it was frequently discovered as a byproduct of mining for other minerals like chrysotile, vermiculite, and talc.

Actinolite Asbestos

When compared to other types of asbestos, actinolite is noticeably darker in color. The air can easily pass through its long, pointed fibers. Asbestos includes elements including iron, magnesium, calcium, and silicon. Actinolite asbestos wasn't sold on its own, but it is present in a number of asbestos-containing items. As a result, Actinmolite asbestos is less typically found in structures and consumer goods.

Call Cyclone Kleen Up for Asbestos Testing & Removal Service

Asbestos testing and removal are services that Cyclone Kleen Up provides all across the areas we cover, including Colorado Springs and the surrounding areas. Homeowners and companies can rely on the expertise of our asbestos abatement consultants to ensure that they are in full compliance with Colorado's Air Quality Control Commission's regulations on asbestos and asbestos-containing products.

Asbestos management plans for all Colorado public and private nonprofit schools must be approved by the governor's office, and Cyclone Kleen Up is one of the companies appointed to review these plans and ensure compliance with state regulations. So, don't be late to call us at 719-299-3887 or contact us online to know more about our services.