There are literally tens of thousands of homes in Australia that are in need of asbestos removal or remediation; and unfortunately, the homeowners do not even have any idea that their lives are in danger even if they are just staying inside their own home. If you are curious as to what exactly goes into asbestos removal, and if you should avail of this service, then the following may help shed some light on the subject.
The dangers of asbestos
There are actually several kinds of illnesses that can result from exposure to asbestos, not the least of which are lung cancer and another type of cancer known as mesothalioma that can only be caused by exposure to this dangerous substance. And, the even scarier part is that in older homes asbestos can be found everywhere; the floors, walls, ceilings, even the roof may contain asbestos in one form or another.
If your home does contain asbestos, then you should seriously consider doing something about it before someone in your family gets compromised.
How Much Does Asbestos Removal Cost?
If the asbestos inspector found out that the only option that you have is complete removal, then you are looking at thousands of dollars worth of work; which is bad news if you live in a rather large house. And, you should not even consider doing the removal by yourself so you can save money. Professional removal services use special skills, tools, and safety equipment that can drastically lessen the chances of them getting exposed to the asbestos; if you try it yourself then you are only putting yourself and the people around you in even more danger.
And besides, regular homeowners are not even allowed to do asbestos removal by themselves. If the authorities found out about your little “home improvement project” they will issue you a large fine, you may even be placed under arrest for endangering other people.
Are There Alternatives?
If you are fortunate the inspector will find out that the asbestos in your home has not deteriorated too much and can still be encapsulated, then you do not have to worry about the cost. Encapsulation basically means that the asbestos-containing material is coated with a special adhesive that will prevent it from deteriorating and releasing the dangerous asbestos fibers into the air. This method is preferred because it will only cost around $8 per square meter and it will not cause too much damage to the house so the total cost will not be as high as that of complete removal.
If you are fortunate enough to only require encapsulation, then you better avail of it right away before the asbestos becomes too dangerous.
If you are a resident of Sydney, New South Wales, or any other nearby area, and you need help regarding asbestos removal in your home, then our company is just what you need. We have helped hundreds of households over the years and we can guarantee that once we are done with your house you can literally breathe easy once again. So visit our website and send us a message and we will gladly schedule a preliminary inspection of your home.
Absolute Environmental Services
38 Thorn St Pennant Hills, NSW, 2120, Australia
0425 257 142, (02) 9484 7313