If you live in a home that was built between the 1950’s and the 1980’s, then there is a possibility that you and your family are at risk of asbestos exposure; and you may need to have professional asbestos removal and abatement done before this risk becomes reality. If you do not believe just how much of a threat asbestos can be, then the following may just help you change your mind before it is too late.
Why Is There Asbestos In Your Home?
Back in the day, the dangers of asbestos was not yet known; only the positive side of its usage was in everyone’s minds back then. Asbestos was quite popular because it has many different uses; like when it is mixed with concrete or ceramics it provides them with a lot of tensile strength to make them even stronger than before, or its effectiveness as an insulator and soundproofing material. There are so many different uses for asbestos that it is no surprise if an entire house is made using mostly asbestos-containing materials.
How Much Will Asbestos Treatment Cost?
If the asbestos products in your home has not deteriorated too much, to the point that they are already releasing harmful fibers into the air, then they can still be encapsulated; this means that a special sealant can be used on the asbestos-containing products to prevent them from deterioration for many more years to come. This method is preferred because it will only cost a couple hundred dollars depending on the size of the contaminated area.
If the asbestos levels in the air is extremely high and dangerous, then it means that encapsulation is no longer an option, full asbestos removal is needed to make the house safe for the occupants. Removing asbestos is hard and dangerous work, which is why it costs a whole lot more than encapsulation; if you have a rather large house, then you may spend tens of thousands of dollars to get all of the harmful asbestos out of your home.
Should You Go On With It?
Even though you need to spend a bit of money for asbestos removal, you should not regret making that decision because it means that you value the health of your family more. If you do not go ahead with the asbestos removal, there is a huge chance that at least one of your family member will suffer as an effect of exposure to asbestos; and it will cause you a lot more money on medical expenses and not to mention a lot of emotional strife as well. So if you have to ask yourself if you should go ahead and get rid of the asbestos in your home, your answer should always be “yes”.
If you are in need of a good asbestos removal company, then you should pay a visit to our website. Our company has been providing residents of Sydney, Wollongong, Parramatta, New South Wales, and the other neighboring areas with expert asbestos abatement services; and if you happen to live in those said areas, then we can provide the same kind of services to you as well. Just leave us a message in our website and we will get in touch with you as soon as we can so that we can discuss the best course of action that you should take.
Absolute Environmental Services
38 Thorn St Pennant Hills,
NSW, 2120, Australia
0425 257 142, (02) 9484 7313