The safest way to manage asbestos is usually to remove it completely. However, in some cases, it may be just as safe and far more cost-effective to encapsulate the asbestos using specialist materials such as epoxies, polyurethanes, or polyurea. These will either be sprayed or stuck over asbestos or ACM to create a seal and protect it from damage, extend its life, and reduce any risk of fiber release.
The key to successfully managing and removing asbestos is to work with qualified and skilled professionals and to communicate throughout the entire process. If you have any questions at all, or if you suspect there is asbestos in your building – get in contact with the industry-leading asbestos management team at IRIS Environmental Laboratories.