There are many perks to living in a rather old house; there’s that kind of homey atmosphere, the floors and ceilings have character, and they are also more affordable than having a brand new house made. But before you start to move your family in, you best let an asbestos removal company give the house a once over just to make sure that it is safe. For houses built in the 80s and earlier, there is a chance that there is a significant amount of asbestos that was used in its construction; and everyone knows that asbestos is bad news.
Asbestos was a widely used building material way back in the 1950s all the way to the early 1980s. It is a silica-based mineral that has a fibrous quality, it has moderate to high tensile strength, it is easily molded and shaped, and mining it is quite easy because it can be found in many places on earth. It is also fireproof and has good soundproofing qualities, which is why it was widely used as insulation during the times that it was still legal to use it. Unfortunately, when it was found out that asbestos fibers cause cancer, the sale and use of the mineral became illegal worldwide, and even more unfortunate is that there are still countless numbers of homes that contain the deadly material. If you find yourself living in such a house, then you better get the best asbestos removal company as soon as you can.
Finding a good company to handle the removal of asbestos from your home is not as complicated as you might think. One of the signs of a good asbestos abatement and removal company that you have to look for is if they have highly-trained inspectors in their staff. The inspectors are the first ones to visit your house, and their job is to assess just how bad the asbestos situation is. A good inspector will not suggest that you get rid of all the asbestos in your house if it is not really needed. Asbestos is dangerous only when it becomes old and deteriorated, if it is still in good condition, then it should only be contained and maintained, not removed.
Another sign of a good asbestos removal company is the type of equipment that they use. Asbestos is a dangerous material, and handling it haphazardly without the use of proper safety equipment is tantamount to suicide. A good company will have a complete list of safety equipment to ensure the safety of their workers; they should at least have heavy-duty face masks with air filters, a good supply of disposable coveralls, and they should also use the correct containers for keeping and disposing of the asbestos.
The process of removing the asbestos will most likely leave parts of your house damaged, so choosing a company that also offers to fix up the damage dealt by the removal procedure is a great bonus. This will help you save money because you do not have to spend on a separate contractor to do the job, and they can also save time because they fix the damage as they go along.
These are just some of the many qualities of a good asbestos removal company that you need to look for; and it just so happens that all these and more can be found in our company. We have been helping people from all over Sydney, Parramatta, Wollongong, and other cities all over the country, and we can also help you. Visit our website for more information about us and how you can contact us.
Absolute Environmental Services
38 Thorn St Pennant Hills, NSW, 2120, Australia
0425 257 142, (02) 9484 7313