Are you living in a house that was made in the early 1980s or earlier? If so, then you need to be careful because there is a very distinct possibility that there is an invisible killer lurking within your walls, literally. The invisible threat that is spoken of here is known as asbestos, and it can potentially bring serious harm to you and your family if it is not dealt with as soon as possible. But just how did this dangerous material find its way into your home, and what can you do about it?
What Is Asbestos?
If you are not familiar with asbestos, it is a silica-based mineral that was once very popular as a construction material. It is so versatile and has a lot of good qualities that it was considered to be one of the best materials ever to be discovered. It has a fibrous appearance that makes it easier to form into different shapes, it has moderate tensile strength making it a good addition to concrete which basically has none, and asbestos also has great fireproofing and soundproofing qualities that make it perfect for use as insulation.
The popularity of asbestos back then was so immense that almost all construction materials contained asbestos. Unfortunately, the reign of asbestos was short-lived as it was discovered later on that it can actually cause different kinds of cancers and other serious diseases.
The Need For Asbestos Removal
In the years between 1950 and the early 80s when asbestos use was totally banned, almost every home ever constructed had asbestos containing materials in them. This means hundreds of thousands of homes were made using a material that could potentially kill the occupants, and now if you happen to own such a house, what can you do to make it safe to live in once more? Fortunately, there are companies that provide asbestos removal services.
Getting rid of the asbestos containing materials is more practical and more affordable than tearing the entire house down to the foundation, and then rebuilding a new house on top of it. Asbestos abatement services will allow you to take out or manage the dangerous asbestos that is in the house, thus making it safe for you and your family. If you think that asbestos removal is too expensive, then you better think again because the lives of your family is actually on the line if you do not go through with it.
The Cost Of Asbestos Removal
Most people are put off by the idea of asbestos removal because it can be pretty expensive depending on the extent of the contamination; and this is why most people would rather DIY the project, but that is not a really good idea because of all the risks that are involved. For a modest 1000 square meter house, you are looking at around $30,000 in costs total, it could be more depending on how much asbestos is found. It may look expensive, but if you take a look at it from a different perspective, it is a small price to pay to keep your family safe and sound.
If you are ever in need of a good asbestos removal company, then you should visit our website and check out what kind of service you can expect from us; you can also find out what our other former clients had to say about the services that we provided. If you live in Sydney, Wollongong, Parramatta, or in another nearby city or town, then we can definitely help you with your asbestos problem. Leave us a message and we will be more than happy to help.
Absolute Environmental Services
38 Thorn St Pennant Hills, NSW, 2120, Australia
0425 257 142, (02) 9484 7313