Asbestos in the home is a serious problem. If your family is exposed to asbestos for long periods of time, then the chances of them getting serious respiratory diseases are very high. So, if you live in an old house (something built in the early 80s and older), then you should seriously consider asbestos removal as soon as you can. For most home improvement projects, you can save money by doing them yourself, but for asbestos removal, it is best that you leave it to the professionals.
Asbestos is hazardous to your health
This characteristic of asbestos cannot be stressed enough; if you accidentally breathe in asbestos fibers, they will stay in your lungs and cause all sorts of trouble. Asbestos is made up of millions of tiny silica fibers, and these fibers are released into the air when the product that contains asbestos breaks or deteriorates. These tiny fibers can easily be inhaled, but they are not small enough that they can pass through the walls of the lungs and get expelled from the body, they will instead latch onto the lining of the lungs and develop into life-threatening tumors.
Some of the illnesses that you can expect if a person is exposed to asbestos can range from slight allergies and asthma, or they can be very serious like lung cancer and mesothelioma (a cancer that is entirely attributed to asbestos exposure); this is why the sale and use of asbestos is banned worldwide.
Asbestos removal is difficult
If you do not have the proper training and equipment, then you will have a very hard time getting rid of the asbestos in your house. You need to be very careful when handling asbestos because one wrong move and you will release hundreds of millions of asbestos fibers into the air, endangering not only yourself, but also other people who are unfortunate enough to be surrounding you.
You will need the right safety equipment, like full-faced masks that have an air filter to prevent you from inhaling the asbestos, disposable coveralls because it is almost impossible to get rid of the asbestos if they latch onto your clothes, and you will also need a lot of plastic containers for the transportation and disposal of the asbestos.
DIY asbestos removal is illegal
You need a special permit from your local government if you want to do the asbestos removal by yourself, and to get said permit, you need to present evidence that you can actually do the job safely and effectively. All of this bureaucracy is the result of asbestos being a hazardous carcinogen, and improper handling will endanger the lives of many people, not just your own.
Removing the asbestos from your home without the proper permits will only result in you getting slapped with a steep fine, and in some cities you may even be required to spend some time in jail or in community service.
Hiring a professional company
As you can see, DIY asbestos abatement and removal is actually more trouble than it is worth. If you really want to get rid of this hazardous material and make your home safe to live in once again, then you better hire professional companies like us to do the job.
For years, we have helped homeowners from all over Sydney, Parramatta, Wollongong, and other towns and cities with their asbestos problems, and we can guarantee that you will also become one of our satisfied customers when we are done. To find out more about our company and of the different ways that we can be of service, please visit our website and leave us a message; we will be more than happy to be of help.
Absolute Environmental Services
38 Thorn St Pennant Hills, NSW, 2120, Australia
0425 257 142, (02) 9484 7313