Asbestos was a very popular building material back in the 1950s all the way to the early 80s. It was widely used because of its amazing insulating, soundproofing, and fireproofing capabilities, and when mixed with other construction materials, it gives them additional strength and resilience. Asbestos was also very cheap and easy to mine, which is why it was used the world over; which is why it is unfortunate that it was found out to be a deadly carcinogen.
If you want to know more about asbestos and how this problem is treated, then the following FAQs may help enlighten you a bit:
What makes asbestos dangerous?
When asbestos containing materials are in good condition and well-maintained, they do not pose any health threat whatsoever; but when they start to deteriorate due to age and disrepair that is when they start releasing the harmful asbestos fibers into the air.
Asbestos fibers are so small that they can easily be launched into the air without too much effort, and because of their small size, they are easily inhaled by innocent bystanders. When asbestos fibers are breathed in, they will get stuck on the inner lining of the lungs, which will cause scar tissue to form over them and greatly impede the functions of the lungs. In most cases, these scars also cause lung cancer and mesothelioma, another form of cancer that is only caused by asbestos.
Can you DIY asbestos removal?
The question should be “should you DIY it?” because you can, but since it is a very risky process, it is better that you do not even try doing asbestos removal by yourself. One wrong move and you can potentially send hundreds of millions of asbestos fibers straight to your face and into your lungs where they will stay for as long as you live, or at least until the cancer gets you.
Another reason why you should not even attempt asbestos removal on your own is because it is actually illegal for you to do so. Asbestos is a hazardous substance, and it should be handled with the utmost care, which is why only a select few are given a permit to do so. If you are ever caught by the local authorities recklessly handling this very dangerous material, you will be heavily fined, and maybe even sentenced to hours of community service.
How much does professional asbestos removal cost?
Different companies charge different rates for their services, but they usually average to around $30,000 for a 1,000 square meter house, more or less depending on the extent of the contamination. If the company you hire employs expert inspectors, then they will give you some suggestions on how to keep the removal costs down, like just containing the asbestos instead of taking it out; this will not only minimize the expenses, it will also keep the amount of damage done to your house at a minimum.
If you are looking for a good asbestos removal company, then you should give us a try. We have helped residents from different cities like Sydney, Wollongong, and Paramatta to make their homes completely safe from the dangers of asbestos exposure. We also require our workers to always use the correct safety gear and equipment so that they would not be placing theirs and other people’s lives at risk while they work. We can guarantee that you will also be one of our extremely satisfied customers once we are through with your house.
For more information about our company and how we can be of service, visit our website and leave us a message; we will be more than happy to help you.
Absolute Environmental Services
38 Thorn St Pennant Hills, NSW, 2120, Australia
0425 257 142, (02) 9484 7313