Should You DIY Asbestos Removal? – Reasons Why This Is A Bad Idea

Times are hard and everyone would like to save money wherever they can, but when it comes to asbestos removal, it is best if you would just hire a professional company. Most people like to do DIY home repair projects because doing so will save them a lot of money; but not everything makes for a good DIY project, case in point is the removal of asbestos. Though it is possible for you to remove the asbestos from your house by yourself, you may end up spending much more money than you expect you would.

Here are some of the reasons why DIY asbestos removal is such a bad idea:

You are putting yourself and the people around you in danger – There is a reason why people want to get rid of the asbestos in their homes, and that is because it causes chronic respiratory illnesses, and excessive exposure can surely cause cancer. If you or anyone in your family inadvertently inhale asbestos fibers while you work on getting them out of your home, then you can expect that at least one of you will have a chronic respiratory disease, maybe even some form of lung cancer after some time has passed.

You do not know what to do – If you are not professionally trained at asbestos removal, you may not even know how to identify which parts of your house contains asbestos. If you do not even know where the asbestos is located, then how would you go about getting it out of your house? You should not just dismantle every part of your house that you suspect contains asbestos because if you do that then more than half of your home will be gone before you are through.

You can get arrested – One of the biggest reasons why you should leave the removal of asbestos to the experts is because you do not have a permit to do it. Asbestos is considered as a hazardous substance, and as such you will need a special government permit to handle and dispose of asbestos. If you are caught by the authorities, you are lucky if you can get away with a hefty fine because you can also get some jail time for endangering other people.

As you can see, the possibility of spending even more is bigger when you try using DIY asbestos removal on your own; the cost of hiring a professional asbestos abatement company will be much cheaper than paying the hospital bills when someone in your family falls ill because of what you did.

In Closing…

Though there is nothing wrong about DIY projects, you should learn to choose your battles. DIY asbestos removal is one of the worst decisions that you will ever make in your life, so do not it at all. If you want the asbestos removed from your property as safely as possible, then you should get in touch with our company; we have provided residents from all over Sydney, New South Wales, Wollongong and other areas and suburbs expert asbestos removal services and we promise that you will receive the same. Even if you just have a small inkling that your house may contain asbestos, contact us and we will be more than happy to help out.

AES also offers Excavation Services in Sydney and nearby areas.


Absolute Environmental Services
38 Thorn St Pennant Hills, NSW, 2120, Australia
0425 257 142, (02) 9484 7313
andrew@aesaus.com.au

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