Hundreds of thousands of homes all over Australia contain some amount of asbestos in them, and they are threatening the lives of the people who live in them; this is the reason why you should get the services of a good asbestos removal company should you ever find yourself in such a predicament. If you value your and your family’s health, then you should not mind spending some money making your home safer.
What Is Asbestos?
Asbestos is a silicate mineral that is quite abundant in nature, and they were once very popular as a construction material because it has plenty of uses, like in floor and ceiling tiles, insulation, roofing shingles, and lots of others. Because asbestos is pretty abundant, it is therefore very cheap and thus used in thousands of homes from the 1950’s to the early 1980’s.
Unfortunately, asbestos was found out to cause different kinds of illnesses, not the least of which is several forms of cancer. If your home was built during the years when it was still legal to use asbestos in construction materials, then there is a good chance that your family’s health is at risk, and that you have to do something as soon as you can.
Why Not Remove The Asbestos Yourself?
There are many homeowners who like to do DIY projects because they can save a lot of money, but that is not the case when it comes to asbestos removal. As said before, asbestos is a hazardous material and it should be handled with extreme care. You need to have the right safety equipment and know how to go about with the removal process safely so that you do not accidentally send millions of asbestos fibers into the air and endanger the people around you.
And say you do manage to safely get rid of asbestos from your house, how will you dispose of it? You should not just throw it in your trash bin and just forget about it; they should be properly sealed and disposed of so you do not place the health of other people.
Another good reason why ordinary homeowners should not even attempt to get rid of the asbestos in their homes is because it is actually illegal for them to do so. You need a special permit or license to handle hazardous wastes, and if the authorities find that you are improperly removing asbestos from your home, you can expect a hefty fine or even some time in jail. These are just some of the big reasons why you should not even try removing the asbestos yourself.
If you have some doubts about your home, then you should just hire asbestos removal companies like us to help you confirm your suspicions and offer our help to solve the problem. Our company has been in business for many years now and we have helped countless households to get rid or at least contain dangerous asbestos. If you live in Sydney, Wollongong, New South Wales or in any of the nearby areas, then you should visit our website and leave us a message. We will do our best to schedule an inspection of your home as soon as possible so that you do not have to live in fear of asbestos exposure anymore.
Absolute Environmental Services
38 Thorn St Pennant Hills, NSW, 2120, Australia
0425 257 142, (02) 9484 7313