If you live in a rather old house, then there is a chance that your floor tiles contain harmful asbestos; and if it does, then proper asbestos tile removal is in order. Asbestos was once a very popular building material that can be used in many different things like cement sheets for walls, corrugated sheets for roofs, insulation and soundproofing, and of course as an additive in floor tiles. However, ever since it was found out that asbestos has a nasty quality of causing chronic respiratory illnesses like mesothalioma, which is only caused by the inhalation of asbestos fibers.
If you find out that your floor tiles contain asbestos, it is urgent that you remove and dispose of them immediately. When it is well-maintained, asbestos tiles do not pose any health risks; but as with all homes, you might not have kept up with the maintenance of your tiles and they have started deteriorating, and this is when it becomes dangerous. When the asbestos tiles weaken and crack, tiny asbestos fibers are sent flying through the air, and when a person inhales these microscopic particles they will attach themselves to the lungs and in a couple of years they can and will cause tumors.
Proper Way of Removal of Asbestos Tiles
The proper method in the removal of asbestos tiles starts with the use of the proper safety gear. You need to use coveralls and a face mask with a fine filter and a respirator so that you can be sure that you will not be inhaling any of the hazardous asbestos fibers. You will also need a specialized vacuum cleaner that is sure to trap most of the asbestos and not spew them out into the air.
You will also need the proper technique in the removal of asbestos tiles. You do not remove asbestos tiles like you would regular ones because you will only be releasing millions of fiber in the air, which will be dangerous to the people nearby; so this means you must not use a hammer or a grinder to break up the tiles into small, manageable pieces. You need to remove the tiles in such a way that you do not risk breaking them.
Once you have managed to remove the offending asbestos tiles, you still need to dispose of them. Proper asbestos tile disposal does not mean you just simply throw them into the nearest dust bin. You need to pack the tiles in sealed, leak-proof containers, that are marked as hazardous materials, then send them to the proper disposal facility where they will be taken care of.
As you can see, the removal of asbestos tiles is something that should not even be attempted by the regular DIY enthusiast. Not only are you placing your health in danger by removing the asbestos tiles without the proper equipment, you will also be slapped with a steep fine by the city health inspectors if the ever found out about what you did. So to be sure that your home is made safe and free from asbestos, it is best that you hire the services of professional companies like ours to remove all traces of asbestos in your home.
Our company has been in the business of asbestos removal for many years and we have been granted a license by the state which allows us to remove asbestos from households. We use the best in safety equipment so we are sure that our health is not placed in any danger, and we dispose of the hazardous asbestos in the proper way so that no one else will fall victim to it. So, if you live in the Sydney area, or even if you are located in any of the neighboring towns like Parramatta, Wollongong, Central Coast, or Blue Mountains, just contact us and we will be there as soon as possible.
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Absolute Environmental Services
38 Thorn St Pennant Hills, NSW, 2120, Australia
0425 257 142, (02) 9484 7313