If you are unfortunate enough to live in a home that contains asbestos in almost every nook and cranny, then you may be dreading how much money asbestos removal will cost you. Getting rid of asbestos is a tough job, which is why it costs so much; and if you are thinking of doing the job yourself to save some money, then you better think again.
Here are some of the many reasons why it is not advisable to do asbestos removal on your own:
Reason 1 – You Are Placing Yourself And Your Family At Risk
If you think that you only need to pry out all of the suspected parts of your house that contains the hazardous material, then you are completely wrong. Most of the construction materials that contains asbestos are not even nailed down, there are floor and wall tiles, roofing shingles, and even insulation, all of which could contain asbestos and cannot be removed without breaking them into pieces and releasing millions of microscopic fibers into the air.
Reason 2 – You Do Not Have The Right Equipment
Professional asbestos removal teams use a lot of different safety gear and equipment to make sure that they are not in harm’s way when they do their job. They have heavy duty face masks that filter out the harmful asbestos fibers and prevent them from getting inside their system. They also use disposable coveralls so that the asbestos that they do get in contact with will not be a threat to anyone else; even if you wash your clothes multiple times, if asbestos fibers got into them it will be difficult to get them off.
Reason 3 – You Do Not Know How To Dispose Of Asbestos Properly
Say you do manage to get all of the asbestos out without any kind of mishap whatsoever, what do intend to do about it then? You cannot simply throw the asbestos pieces into the trash bin because it is illegal; hazardous wastes such as asbestos require a special disposal procedure to ensure that no other people are put at risk. If you are caught improperly handling and disposing of asbestos, then the authorities will impose a heavy fine and you may even face possible jail time.
Reason 4 – You Do Not Know Where To Start
If there is asbestos in your house, do you even know where exactly it is located? If you just start dismantling all of the places that you suspect contains asbestos, then you will be causing a lot of unnecessary damage to your house, which means very costly repairs; and in the end you are not even sure if you got all of the asbestos out of your home.
If you highly suspect that there is asbestos in your home, then you should let companies like ours handle the dirty work for you. We have been helping homeowners from Sydney, New South Wales, and other nearby areas with their problems with dangerous asbestos, and we are proud to say that we are one of the best when it comes to this kind of work. If you want peace of mind and a very safe home environment, then visit our website and we will be more than happy to help.
Absolute Environmental Services
38 Thorn Street
Pennant Hills, NSW, 2120
0425 257 142, (02) 9484 7313