Are you wondering whether or not you should hire an asbestos abatement and removal company to come and check out your home? If you are concerned about whether or not your house actually contains this dangerous substance and you are worried about you and your family’s health, then it is the perfect time for you to consult with asbestos experts so that you will know what you need to do next.
The risks of asbestos exposure
Asbestos is known to cause a lot of serious respiratory diseases. Some mild cases included asthma and slight pneumonia, but when the person has been exposed to asbestos for several years already, it can actually cause cancer of the lungs and/or mesothalioma (a cancer that is only caused by asbestos). So if you think that your house contains this deadly substance, then you should not waste time and get the help of an expert to determine the severity and extent of the contamination before it is too late.
If you leave the asbestos alone to deteriorate and release millions of asbestos fibers into the air, they will contaminate everything in your house. The fibers can get into the air conditioning system, they can also get into the soil around your house, and when it gets to this point, even your neighbors will be at risk of asbestos exposure. If the situation gets bad enough, the local government may even condemn your house and forcefully evict you and your family.
How much will it cost?
Honestly, you need to spend quite a lot of money if the experts find that the asbestos in your home is at dangerously high levels. Most asbestos abatement and removal companies charge at least $80 per square meter for removing this hazardous material; which is bad news if you live in a rather large house and there is a lot of asbestos in it. And, you should also take into consideration the repair costs after the asbestos removal team has finished with their work.
On the other hand, the experts may find that the asbestos in your harm is still in good condition and does not pose any immediate threat; in cases like this encapsulation is the better option. This method involves the application of a special coating to the asbestos-containing material so that it will no longer be able to release dangerous fibers into the air. Encapsulation is a cheaper method to make your home safe and will also minimize the amount of damage that you need to fix afterward.
If you live in rather old house, then there is a huge chance that there is a certain amount of asbestos in there. You should not immediately panic since there is still a possibility that the asbestos is still manageable and does not pose any health risk as of yet.
If you want to ensure that your home is indeed safe, you should visit our company’s website so that we can schedule an initial inspection. Our company has been helping residents of Sydney, New South Wales, and other neighboring towns and suburbs by providing them with expert asbestos abatement and removal services for many years, and we can guarantee that we can make your home safe as well.
Absolute Environmental Services
38 Thorn St Pennant Hills, NSW, 2120, Australia
0425 257 142, (02) 9484 7313