Fire Damage Victims
Fires are another type of event that causes asbestos filaments to separate and become inhalable. Fires actually cause asbestos containing materials to swell and flake spalling. Spalling leads to the release of tiny asbestos filaments which may also be inhaled, leading to various types of cancers.
Other events which result in asbestos becoming friable could include continual vibration, aging, and physical impact such as drilling, grinding, buffing, cutting, sawing, or striking.Your safest course of action is to call in your local asbestos abatement team at Guardian Environmental Services.