Even though the substance has been banned for a couple of decades already, residential asbestos removal is still a booming business in Australia; mainly because there were so many houses that were built during the years that asbestos was still legal, houses that are around 20 or so years old. If you just happen to live in a house that contains asbestos, you do not have to worry about having to move out, you can get rid of it, or at least prevent it from causing harm.
The Safe Way To Treat Asbestos
If you are one of those people who like to do DIY projects not just as a hobby, but also to save money on home repairs, I am telling you now that you should not include asbestos removal as your next project. You need many different safety gear and special equipment if you plan to do the removal process on your own. Like disposable coveralls because you do not want any of the asbestos fibers to get into your clothes; they will not come off completely even if you wash them over and over again. You also need a full face mask with a heavy duty air filter to make sure that none of the millions of microscopic fibers can get into your system and wreak havoc on your health.
Besides safely taking the asbestos out of your home, you also have to worry about how you dispose of it. Just throwing the bits and pieces of asbestos-laden material in regular trash bins is irresponsible, and also illegal since you will be placing the health of everyone in your neighborhood in danger. And speaking of illegal, it is actually against the law for you to attempt the removal and treatment of asbestos if you do not have a special permit from the local government and the health department; if you get caught the rather high fines and penalties are the least of your worries because you can also be placed under arrest as well for reckless endangerment.
The Only Option That You Have
The only real safe way of doing residential asbestos removal is to hire professionals who actually do it for a living. These companies have all the right gear and equipment that will allow them to handle the harmful asbestos without placing themselves in danger. They also know the proper procedure to follow on disposing of the asbestos in the safest way possible without risking the health of other people.
While there is nothing wrong about wanting to save money wherever you can, just do not bundle asbestos removal with them. If you do not want to risk spending significantly more money on hospital and medical bills, or hefty fines and penalties, then you should just get in touch with a professional asbestos abatement and removal company and let them handle the dirty work for you.
If you happen to be a resident of New South Wales, Sydney, Parramatta, and any of the other neighboring areas, then our company may just be the one you need to help make your home completely asbestos-free. We have helped countless of homeowners just like you and we can guarantee that you will also receive the same kind of satisfaction.
Absolute Environmental Services
38 Thorn St Pennant Hills,
NSW, 2120, Australia
0425 257 142, (02) 9484 7313