A Class Asbestos Removal: What You Need to Know

Understanding more about A class asbestos removal. Not all asbestos is in the same category. There are different classifications.Learn more if you have an asbestos at home:

  • What is asbestos?
  • A Class Asbestos Removal
  • How to Deal With the Removal

When discussing asbestos, you may have heard the terms Class A, Class B, friable, and non-friable.

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What Is Asbestos?

Asbestos was widely used as a building material because it was cheap, durable, long-lasting, and fire-resistant. It was used in fireproofing, insulation, roofing, and other building materials. Then it was discovered to cause serious health problems. Since then, it was no longer used for buildings. Older houses, made before the year 2000, are likely to still have some asbestos material in it. It’s important to have your property assessed so you will know whether a removal is needed.

Where is it found?

Friable asbestos can be found in thermal insulation, floor tiles, and sprayed-on coatings.

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A Class Asbestos Removal

Class A asbestos, or friable asbestos, is the name given to the type of asbestos that becomes dust or powdery when crushed. This is the most dangerous type of asbestos, and you need a licence to be able to conduct an A class asbestos removal.

This type of asbestos needs to be removed as soon as it’s discovered because any damage to the surface could cause the particles to become airborne. That would but all the occupants of the house at risk.

How to Deal With the Removal

The removal of Class A asbestos needs to be done by professionals. There is a specific process so that the removal process is done under full containment. Work with a professional like AW Removals so that you can be sure everything is done according to industry standards. Professionals have all the necessary safety equipment and the skills to carry out a safe removal job. Full coverage facial masks and personal protective gear is needed because there is a huge risk involved when dealing with A class asbestos. The removal experts might use a wet removal method that entails wetting the area with a dust suppressant to reduce the chances of sending the asbestos fibers airborne. A licensed professional will need to monitor the air levels of the space to determine whether the removal has been effective.

If you need an asbestos specialist, don’t hesitate to contact Asbestos Removal Melbourne. Give us a call today to learn about the services we can offer you.


The experts at AW Removals have two decades of experience in the industry. We comply with the local building code and industry standards regarding how to deal with asbestos and the proper procedures for its removal. Our staff has undergone all the necessary training, and we are completely licensed, certified, and insured to provide our services. If you are concerned with asbestos roof tiles safety on your property, give AW Removals a call. We can work with you to remove that hazard from your property. We would be happy to answer your queries. Book your appointment with us today!