Asbestos Sampling & Abatement

Proper removal & disposal of asbestos-containing materials requires specialized training, techniques, and licensing. Most projects that require asbestos removal also require additional third-party sampling, monitoring, and clearances by law. BlueLine Disaster Solutions, Inc. is a licensed New York State Asbestos Abatement Contractor providing Asbestos Sampling & Asbestos Abatement Services for all friable & non-friable asbestos-containing materials.

Asbestos in General

Asbestos is a natural mineral that is extremely durable, fire-proof, heat-resistant, and cost-efficient. These qualities make Asbestos an ideal material to be used in various building materials.

Mined Asbestos is broken down into fibers to be utilized in building materials such as: spray pipe insulation, drywall, joint compound, plaster, floor tiles, mastics, ceiling tiles, transite piping, roofing tiles, flashing, and many more.

Asbestos Types

Asbestos is classified into either Friable or Non-Friable categories. Friability is the tendency of asbestos-containing materials (ACM) to break down into a dust or powder form when damaged, crumbled, or touched.

Friable Asbestos

Friable Asbestos is more susceptible to damage and can be easily broken, releasing asbestos fibers into the air when damaged. Some examples of Friable asbestos can be insulation, spray coatings, plaster, drywell, or joint compound.

Non-friable Asbestos

Non-friable Asbestos is more resistant to damage, and when damaged, it is less likely to release asbestos fibers into the air. Some examples of Non-friable Asbestos-containing Materials can be floor tiles, textured decorated coatings, and cement boards.

Asbestos Health Effects

When damaged, Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM) can release microscopic fibers into the air making the asbestos fibers possible to inhale or ingest. Asbestos fibers can cause serious health issues such as Asbestosis, mesothelioma, lung cancer, and other serious lung diseases. Asbestos has also been linked to several other forms of cancer.

Asbestos Contacts & Resources