Asbestos in General
SERVPRO of Alamo Ranch would like to introduce you to the topic of asbestos. You are bombarded with commercials everyday about diseases and illnesses associated with asbestos everyday. Hopefully, we can clear up any misconceptions about asbestos and in the coming week discuss how we handle asbestos in the restoration business.
Asbestos is a general name that applies to several types of fibrous silicate minerals. Historically, asbestos is best known for its resistance to flame and its ability to be woven into cloth. Because of these properties, it was used to make fireproof stage curtains for theaters, as well as heat-resistant clothing for metal workers and firefighters. More modern applications of asbestos take advantage of its chemical resistance and the reinforcing properties of its fibers to produce asbestos-reinforced cement products including pipes, sheets, and shingles used in building construction. Asbestos is also used as insulation for rocket engines on the space shuttle and as a component in the electrolytic cells that make oxygen on submerged nuclear submarines. Much of the chlorine for bleach, cleansers, and disinfectants is produced using asbestos products.
Stay tuned to SERVPRO of Alamo Ranch for more on asbestos. Call us at 210-670-9591