In the early 1950’s, asbestos was discovered to be an inexpensive way to make floor and wall tiles stronger and a bit more flexible so they would not crack easily; but little do people know that in the near future they would be paying professionals for asbestos abatement and removal.
Why Is There Asbestos In Homes?
Asbestos was not seen as a health risk back when it was first discovered, in fact, it was tauted as one of the best construction materials ever to be used. In most old houses you can find asbestos in almost everything you can see; from the floors, the ceiling tiles, the roofing shingles, there is even asbestos inside the walls because it was used as a fireproofing material. Unfortunately, after a couple of decades of heavy use, it was found out that asbestos was actually a carcinogen.
What Do You Need To Do If Your House Has Asbestos?
To confirm your suspicions on whether or not your home is actually a health risk to you and your family, it is best to get in touch with a professional asbestos abatement and removal company for help.
Asbestos removal companies will send an inspector to your house as soon as they can so they can quickly assess the level of danger and the immediate action needed to solve your problem. There are usually two recommendations that the inspector will offer you after the inspection; if the asbestos is still in good condition, he may offer to just get the materials encapsulated, but if the asbestos has already deteriorated too much and is releasing dangerous fibers in the air, then complete removal and disposal of the asbestos is the only option left.
How Much Will It Cost?
For encapsulation, since there is not much work involved in it, the costs averages at around $8 per square meter and can be done in just a couple of hours. Asbestos removal on the other hand will cost at least $80 per square meter, not including the repairs that need to get done after the asbestos is removed; if you wait longer, the costs will only get higher.
Not having your house checked out for the presence of asbestos will only prove to be more costly the longer you wait. If you already have some suspicions that your house may have used asbestos when it was constructed, then you should immediately contact asbestos professionals just to confirm your suspicions and so you can get an idea of what to do next.
When it comes to making your house completely asbestos-free, there are only a couple of companies that can rival ours in terms of service quality. We have been in the business of asbestos abatement and removal and remediation for many years now, and we have helped countless homeowners with their problems regarding this harmful material. If you live in the Sydney area or in any of the neighboring towns and suburbs, and you need help with your asbestos problems, you should visit our website and leave us a message; we will be more than happy to lend you our services.
Absolute Environmental Services
38 Thorn St Pennant Hills, NSW, 2120, Australia
0425 257 142, (02) 9484 7313