Asbestos Pipe Wrap and Duct Wrap Removal
Asbestos Wrap on boiler pipes and duct work is commonly found in older homes that were built between the late 1920’s to the late 1970’s. If your home was built previous during that time, asbestos wrap may still be found if the home or property was renovated. If the basement is finished, the asbestos wrap could be hiding in the walls and you may not even be aware.
As long as the asbestos is sealed away, it is not harmful to you and your loved ones. However, if you decided to do renovations or need your HVAC / Boiler system repair or replaced, then it poses an issue and will need to be removed.
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Identifying Asbestos Pipe Wrap and Asbestos Duct Wrap
The wrap is a paper-like material that has the same characteristics as plaster. In some cases, it looks like a fabric material wrapped around. In older homes, it is more common to find the entire duct or pipe wrapped in asbestos where in later days, it may only be around the elbows and joints. The asbestos wrap can go all the way up to where the floor vent is. This poses more threat as the fibres may become disturbed, and can be released into the air and easily inhaled.
Disturbed Asbestos Pipe Wrap
Use of Asbestos Pipe Wrap & Duct Wrap
Asbestos was used as insulation around pipe wrap and duct wrap. Because of its heat resistant properties, it was found very effective as insulation. Due to the high heat that ducts and pipes exert, we needed something that could hold up.
Asbestos wrap that is on the outside of heating supply ducts is less likely to release fibres into the duct as they create positive pressure. The concern would be to those in the area where the asbestos is present. However, asbestos wrap that is on the outside of return ducts, pose more of a threat as they create negative pressure and if the duct is damaged, fibres could be released and blown throughout the home.