Asbestos, if you are living in a rather old house, then you are under constant threat of getting serious illnesses because of this. But what most people are not aware of is that there are other hassles that surround asbestos contamination, and in this article you will learn of some of them. Asbestos exposure is not something to laugh at, it is a serious matter that you need to deal with swiftly or else.
Why is there asbestos in the house in the first place? This is the question that boggles the minds of some people when they first moved into an old house. Unlike mold, termites, and other household nuances, asbestos was actually put there by the people who built the house. Believe it or not, asbestos was once regarded as one of the best ever construction materials available. It has so many practical properties that it was used in almost every part of the houses that were made during the years when it was still legal to use it.
Asbestos got the bad reputation that it has today because it was found out in the early 1980s that it was a carcinogenic substance, and this lead to the immediate banning of the sale and use of asbestos in buildings and houses. Unfortunately, asbestos was used quite a lot during the 30 or so years when it was still legal, that means that thousands of houses still contain this substance; and if you live in one of them, then you should immediately seek the help of a professional asbestos removal company.
It is quite ironic how asbestos became such a nuisance that people are actually paying companies like ours to get rid of them, when a couple of decades back, it was actually used in building their homes. These days, removal and abatement services are very popular because they are the only ones who can make the asbestos-containing homes livable once again; and many people actually prefer this over tearing down the entire house and rebuilding from scratch because it will save them a lot of money.
If you think that you can do the asbestos removal and remediation yourself, then you better think again. Handling asbestos is not that simple, you will need the right safety gear, and you will also need to undergo intensive training so that you will not risk releasing millions of asbestos fibers into the air and causing harm to the other people who are nearby. Besides the gear, you will also need a written permit from your local government that gives you permission to handle hazardous materials such as asbestos, if you do it without a permit, then you will be heavily-fined.
If you want to avoid all of these hassles, then it is best that you just hire a professional company like us to do all of the dirty work for you. We will make sure that you will no longer have to fret about the asbestos in your home; we will take away as much as we can, and for the parts that cannot be removed, we will encapsulate them so they will no longer pose a threat.
We have been providing excellent service to hundreds of households all over Sydney, Wollongong, Parramatta, and other towns and cities for many years, and we have yet to find a contamination that we could not deal with. If you need more information about us, or if you want to get in touch to schedule an appointment or inspection, then you should visit our website and take a look around.
Absolute Environmental Services
38 Thorn St Pennant Hills, NSW, 2120, Australia
0425 257 142, (02) 9484 7313