In the not so distant past, asbestos was touted as one of the best construction materials ever to be discovered. It was very strong, easily formed into different shapes, it is a great insulator, fire-proof and sound-proof among other things. But when it was discovered that asbestos can cause a unique type of cancer, its usage and distribution suddenly became an urgent task. If you live in a rather old house, then there is a chance that there would be some traces of asbestos within the walls, ceilings, and floors; and if you want to protect your family from its harmful effects, then you should get professional asbestos removal services on the job as soon as possible.
Asbestos, if properly kept and taken care of, will not really do any harm to the occupants of the house, it’s when it starts to deteriorate that you should start worrying. When asbestos gets rather old, it will start to get brittle and crack, and when it does it releases microscopic fibers into the air, and it is these little devils that cause cancer when inhaled. If some of these very tiny particles ever find their way into your lungs, they will stay there and cause tumors to grow; if left unchecked such infections usually end up being fatal.
It is not just your own family that will be placed at risk of inhaling toxic asbestos fibers, you also place the lives of your nearby neighbors in danger as well. This is why if your local building inspection committee ever finds out that your house contains dangerous levels of asbestos, there is a possibility that your home will get torn down or you will get heavily fined and required to take measures into removing the harmful substance from your home.
Some people, in an effort to save money, will try to remove the asbestos by themselves; and it usually does not end well for the homeowner. It is bad enough that asbestos fibers are drifting in the air inside the house when they deteriorate by themselves, if you try to remove them using your bare hands then you will only be releasing more of the offending fibers into the air, thus increasing the risk of someone inhaling them. Though there are plenty of so-called DIY kits for removing asbestos in the home, it is still better to hire a professional company.
Asbestos Removal Companies
Professional asbestos removal companies are not just trained on how to properly handle and dispose dangerous waste, they also have the right safety equipment for the job. For instance, to prevent the spread of the asbestos fibers from one room to another, they will completely cover every nook and cranny of an area with plastic, they will then use a special ventilator with a fine filter to take care of any airborne particles. If you are just a regular homeowner, there is a good chance that you will not even be able to find a plastic sheet large enough to do the job, so you better let the professionals handle this kind of job.
So, if you are looking for a good team of asbestos removal experts, then you should give our company a try. We have been providing Sydney residents with professional asbestos removal and handling services for many years; we have also serviced many homes in Parramatta, Wollongong, and other outlying towns and cities. If you already suspect that there is an unhealthy amount of asbestos in your home, you should not hesitate to visit our website and get in touch with us; the sooner we can get into your house, the smaller the risk of your family suffering from the effects of asbestos.
Absolute Environmental Services
38 Thorn St Pennant Hills, NSW, 2120, Australia
0425 257 142, (02) 9484 7313