What is encapsulation?

Encapsulation means to coat, bind, or resurface asbestos-containing materials with a product that will surround or embed the asbestos to prevent the release of fibers. Encapsulation is not suitable for all types of asbestos-containing material (ACM) and the decision to repair ACM with encapsulation should be made by a professional.

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1. What is asbestos and where is it usually found?
2. How do I know if a material contains asbestos?
3. Will the Southwest Ohio Air Quality Agency check my building for asbestos?
4. I have asbestos pipes in my basement. Can I remove the material myself?
5. I have asbestos floor/tile. Can I take it up myself?
6. My neighbors are having their asbestos roof/siding removed. Should I be concerned?
7. Do I have to have a specialist remove asbestos?
8. What is encapsulation?
9. Is there asbestos in my child's school?
10. Whom may I contact if I have additional questions?