If you in an old house (circa 1970 or 1980), then you need to get the help of a reliable asbestos floor removal service. Asbestos was considered one of the best minerals that can be used in building houses; they were once widely used in the making of roof tiles, insulation and sound proofing of walls, they were also present in floor tiles. Although it does have a lot of great uses, asbestos does have one major flaw; it causes lung cancer. When asbestos flooring start to deteriorate, microscopic asbestos fibers will float in the air, and when these get inhaled, they will stick to the lining of the lungs and cause it to develop cancerous tumors. So if you value your health, which I am sure you do, then you should get professional asbestos floor tile removal services to go to your home as soon as possible; you must not even think of doing the task by yourself.
There are many homeowners, who for the sake of saving some money, try to DIY the removal of asbestos floor tiles, but it is a generally bad idea. First, you do not have the right safety gear for the job. You will not be able to remove the asbestos tiles without breaking them apart, and this will only release the hazardous fibers into the air, putting the health of anyone near the area at risk. Professional companies go to great lengths to make sure that the safety of their workers are not compromised so they are given a complete set of safety equipment from protective coveralls, face masks, and others. They also seal off the area with sheets of plastic so that the harmful asbestos fibers are contained and will pose no danger to other people.
Reason Why You Should Not Remove Asbestos Floor Tiles Yourself
Before going through with the asbestos floor tiles removal, professionals would first make sure that the flooring does indeed contain harmful asbestos. Samples are taken and analyzed to confirm their suspicions that asbestos is indeed present, and they will only proceed once everything is confirmed. The extensive tests will greatly reduce the damage to your home; it will be actually kept at the bare minimum because most, if not all, of the guesswork are eliminated.
Another reason why you should not remove asbestos floor tiles yourself is for health reasons. You may know people who did the asbestos flooring removal themselves a couple of years back and they seem well enough, but the problem here is that the symptoms of asbestos contamination will only be visible after 10 to 15 years. This long incubation period may mean that you will not notice that you have been affected until it is too late.
Besides the insurmountable health risks, one of the biggest reasons why you should not even attempt the removal of asbestos floor tiles yourself is because it is illegal for civilians like you to do so. Asbestos is considered a hazardous material, thus you need to have the appropriate license to handle and transport it. Professional asbestos removal companies like us are licensed by the government because we have the necessary equipment and facilities to properly handle and dispose of the harmful asbestos.
These are just some of the many reasons why you should not even think of doing the asbestos flooring removal yourself; you should just let us do all of the dirty work for you. We have the right equipment and gear to do the job properly and efficiently; we can also give you assistance wherever you may be located, be it in Sydney or in Wollongong, Parramatta, Blue Mountains or any of the other neighboring towns, we will be more than willing to help you.
AES offers services such as Asbestos Removal, Lead Paint removal and Excavation Sydney.
Absolute Environmental Services
38 Thorn St Pennant Hills, NSW, 2120, Australia
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