Removal of asbestos siding is necessary if you want to keep everyone who stays in your home or who regularly visits your building safe. Asbestos refers to a natural fibrous mineral which is mainly used for fireproofing and insulation. It is primarily made up of asbestos cement which is a combination of asbestos fibers and Portland cement. It is effective in covering the exterior of homes and buildings to prevent pest infestation, rotting and mildew. It is also capable of resisting fire. Note, however, that it triggers serious health problems if its fibers become airborne. If you breathe them in, then there is a great possibility that they will stay in your lung linings and trigger diseases related to asbestos such as mesothelioma. This is the main reason why it is necessary to remove them.
Asbestos siding can actually be prevented from deteriorating by combining general maintenance and regular inspection. You have to regularly inspect the siding so you can instantly detect any damages. You should also do something to protect its cement tiles from getting damaged due to bumpers or shrubs. Using Portland or epoxy cement to slightly repair or patch up any damaged tiles might also help. You should also consider replacing the damaged or missing tiles with tiles that does not contain asbestos. But if you think that the safest way to deal with the problem is to remove the asbestos, then you should consider seeking the help of an asbestos siding removal professional. It should be noted that while you can do the process on your own, it is still safer to let professionals do this job since they know exactly what they are doing and they also have the right protective gear to prevent them from getting in direct contact with the asbestos.
Asbestos Siding Removal Cost
Asbestos siding removal is pretty expensive so you have to first gather information about the different factors that could impact its cost before executing the whole process. Typically, the cost is around $3-$5 for removing a square foot of siding. If you have a medium-sized house, then expect the total cost to reach $3,000. This amount also covers the replacement of the removed materials but does not include the amount needed to purchase the replacement materials like metal or asbestos free cement siding.
Hiring an asbestos siding removal expert is definitely a huge help in simplifying the whole process. Experts in this field are aware of the different techniques used in this process so you have an assurance that everything is done the right way. These experts are proficient in using the best materials for the process including respirators, gloves and disposable coveralls. They also know exactly how to safely send any dangerous asbestos into a landfill in your locality. Just make sure that you do not allow anyone to go into the workplace once these experts start to perform their tasks to guarantee everyone’s safety.
If you are unsure about how to determine if asbestos siding removal is already essential, then you should consider sending a sample of the siding into a lab to identify the presence of airborne fibers from asbestos. You need to have it tested to guarantee your home and your entire family’s safety.
If you find yourself in dire need of professional asbestos siding removal, or the removal of other asbestos contaminated material from your home, then you should get in touch with our company as soon as you can. We have already made hundreds of homes within the Sydney area and in the outlying towns completely asbestos-free, and we guarantee that we can do the same thing for your home.