In the not so distant past, asbestos was regarded as one of the best construction materials ever discovered; but things changed quickly and now asbestos removal is the top priority of homeowners who unfortunately found themselves living in a home with the dangerous substance.
If you think that there is no immediate need for you to get the help of professionals to get rid of the asbestos in your home, then maybe these reasons can scare some sense into you:
Asbestos can be found in a lot of different products
Most people tend to think that the only thing in their homes that contain asbestos is the insulation in their walls, but that is far from the truth. Asbestos has some very useful qualities like its high tensile strength, soundproofing, and others which is why it can be found in floor tiles, roofing tiles, ceiling boards, heating and air conditioning vents, and other parts of the house. If you live in a particularly old house, then there is a possibility that almost everything you can see contains asbestos in different forms.
Asbestos can cause severe diseases
Asbestos dust is the reason why it is called a hazardous substance. If a person accidentally inhales some asbestos dust, it will latch onto the lining of the lungs where it will stay for a couple of years and actually become cancerous tumors. There is actually a kind of cancer that is specifically caused by asbestos, and there are only a handful of people who are lucky enough to survive after getting it.
Besides cancer, the asbestos fibers can also cause other chronic respiratory ailments like pneumonia, ashtma and the like.
Asbestos dust is invisible to the naked eye
The thing that makes asbestos so scary is that you literally will not see it coming because the asbestos dust that causes all sorts of serious diseases is microscopic. The only way to find out for sure if there are any asbestos fibers flying around your home is to use a special air quality testing tool that only the professional asbestos removal people know how to use. You may not know it now, but you may be inhaling asbestos fibers now as you are reading this.
It is highly recommended that you hire a professional asbestos remediation company right away if you suspect that your house contains this hazardous substance. They will send in an investigation team to find out if there is truly a dangerous amount of asbestos in your home; and if they recommend that you take immediate action, you need to heed their words and hire them to finish the job.
If you are from the Sydney area, or in any of the surrounding towns and cities like Wollongong or Parramatta, then you should get in touch with our company and we would gladly help you with your dilemma. We have been in the business of asbestos removal for many years now, and we can guarantee that once we are finished with your house, you no longer have to fear for your and your family’s health. So if you get a hunch about your house containing asbestos, play it safe and just send us a message and we will be right there.
Absolute Environmental Services
38 Thorn St Pennant Hills,
NSW, 2120, Australia
0425 257 142, (02) 9484 7313