Asbestos are silica-based minerals that can be found all over the world. They can be identified by their characteristic fibrous composition, and this rather peculiar trait is why this mineral was so popular as a material in construction. Asbestos has a moderate tensile strength, has excellent fireproofing and soundproofing capabilities, and it is also quite resistant to water and chemical damage, making it one of the most ideal building materials ever discovered. Because of its fibrous nature, asbestos can be formed into any shape and it also makes it easier to combine it with other materials so that it can impart its strength to them; for instance, it can be mixed with concrete to give the resulting mixture more compressive strength and also a bit of flexibility.
Back in the day, asbestos can be found in almost any building material imaginable, they are present in almost all types of household tiles, they are the material of choice when it comes to insulation, and they can also be found in roofing tiles. It was almost impossible to find a house back then that does not have any trace of asbestos inside it. But the popularity of asbestos took a turn for the worse when it was discovered that long-term exposure to the material will result in the person getting cancer.
The problem with asbestos is that as it gets old and starts to deteriorate, the very small fibers that make up its entirety will break off and float in the air. These asbestos fibers are so small that they cannot be seen using the naked eye, and since they are so tiny they are easily inhaled. When these tiny fibers manage to get into the lungs, there they will stay; they will onto the lining of the lungs because they are too big to pass through safely and get expelled from the body. Once they attach themselves onto the lungs, they will start to get covered with scar tissue, and after some more time they will turn into cancerous tumors; and this is why asbestos is no longer used in construction.
From being used in almost every part of the house to being one of the most despised material in the planet, asbestos has sure fallen on very hard times. Instead of people putting asbestos into their homes, they are not actually paying companies like ours to get rid of them. Asbestos removal is now a booming business, thanks mostly to the sheer number of houses and buildings that were built way back when asbestos was still used in construction. Now, the people who have inherited these old houses would really want to get the asbestos out of their homes as quickly as possible.
If you are one of the people who unfortunately live in a rather old house, one that was built using materials containing asbestos, then you should get in touch with us as soon as you can. Our company have been helping homeowners from all over Sydney, Paramatta, Wollongong, and other towns and cities, by eliminating, or at the very least containing all of the asbestos that are in their homes. Once we are done with your house, you and your family can breathe easily once again, knowing that the dangerous substance that was once threatening your lives are now under control.
So, once again, if you are ever in need of expert asbestos abatement services, you should visit our website and leave us a message. We will be more than happy to send an inspector over to your house so that we can find out the extent of the contamination and what measures need to be taken to make your home safe.
Absolute Environmental Services
38 Thorn St Pennant Hills, NSW, 2120, Australia
0425 257 142, (02) 9484 7313