The Proper Disposal of Asbestos Waste Explained

Proper handling and disposal of asbestos waste is of the utmost importance because it is very easy to accidentally cause the asbestos fibers to get released into the air. These small particles are what you need to be wary of because they can and will attach themselves to your lungs and in ten to fifteen years cause chronic lung illnesses, even cancer. So if you are planning on removing from the different parts of your home, then you should read this article first so that you will know what you need to do to keep yourself safe.

Asbestos was once used as an additive to many different building materials because it adds strength and flexibility to any item. Unfortunately, it was found out later that asbestos fibers can cause different respiratory ailments, not the least of which is lung cancer. Because of this asbestos was totally banned in Australia in 2003 and homeowners have started to remove any item in their houses that contain this hazardous material; and you should do the same thing too.

The most important thing that you need to remember about asbestos waste removal is that you should never break them apart. For instance, if you are getting rid of floor tiles that contain asbestos, you should not treat them as you would regular floor tiles, this means no breaking them apart or using a grinder on them to make removal easier. If were to break or even crack an asbestos tile, it will be enough to release the dangerous fibers into the air where you can accidentally inhale them.

Another thing that you should know about getting rid of asbestos is that you do not just throw them in a regular garbage bag and into your garbage bin. The proper method of asbestos waste disposal is to first place the contaminated items in a sealed hard plastic container, label it as containing hazardous waste, and transport them to the right disposal facility so that it will not put anyone else in danger. So as you can see, asbestos removal and disposal is not a simple project that you can do on your own, in fact it I strongly advised that you do not do it yourself and just hire a professional asbestos removal service.

Professional asbestos waste removal companies all use the proper safety gear and techniques to make sure that every bit of the asbestos is removed from the premises without allowing any of the microscopic fibers to escape into the air. If you think that wearing a medical grade face mask is enough to keep the tiny asbestos fibers from getting inside your body, then think again because the fibers are small enough that they can slip through the gaps in regular masks. Asbestos waste removal experts use face masks that not only have air filters, they also have respirators so that their health is in no risk whatsoever.

Professional asbestos removal companies also have their own disposal facilities that will render harmless all of the hazardous waste they collect from the houses of their clients. They also know the standard operating procedure when it comes to transporting the asbestos waste, so there is no danger of other people’s health getting compromised.

As you can see, it is infinitely better to just let the professionals help you when it comes to getting rid of the asbestos in your home; and when it comes to giving quality service, there are only a few companies that can come close to our level. If you need asbestos waste removal and disposal, then you should get in touch with our office so that we can schedule a site inspection to ascertain just how much work needs to be done to your place. We can provide service to people living within Sydney and in the outlying towns of Wollongong, Parramatta, Central Coast and others.


Absolute Environmental Services
38 Thorn St Pennant Hills, NSW, 2120, Australia
0425 257 142, (02) 9484 7313
andrew@aesaus.com.au

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