Asbestos removal is still a booming industry even though the use of this hazardous material has been banned for a couple of decades already; this serves as a testament as to how popular asbestos was way back when it was still legal to use it. If you live in a rather old house (something built between the 50s and the early 80s) then there is a huge chance that there are some components of your home that contains asbestos in one form or another.
Why Do You Need To Remove Asbestos?
Asbestos use was banned for a good reason; because it was proven to cause serious diseases, not the least of which is cancer. And though asbestos-containing items are not dangerous when they are well-maintained and still in good condition, when they get old and worn down, they will release microscopic fibers into the air. If you accidentally inhale these fibers they will cause all sorts of problems inside your body.
Why Should You Hire Professionals?
There are several reasons why it is a bad idea to try removing the asbestos by yourself to save some money; one of which is that you risk releasing millions of asbestos fibers into the air. Most homes have asbestos in the wall and floor tiles, and some are in the ceiling boards, and these things cannot be removed without breaking them apart. And, when these get broken millions of asbestos fibers fly into the air, endangering everyone around.
Another good reason why you should not attempt asbestos removal is because it is illegal for you to do so. Asbestos is classified as a hazardous waste product, which therefore means you need a special license to legally handle it. If you are caught by your local government removing asbestos from your home then you will be slapped with a stiff penalty, and maybe even some time in jail.
Also, if you try to remove the asbestos yourself, there is a chance that you will miss most of the fibers. Professional asbestos removal companies utilize hi-tech tools to determine where in your house the asbestos is located, so the damage done is localized. If you try to do the job yourself you might damage parts of your house that you are not supposed to touch and actually place your family and yourself in even more danger.
If you want your home to be completely asbestos-free without placing your health and well-being at risk, then you should just spend a bit of your money and hire professional services.
If you are a resident of Sydney or any of the surrounding areas like Wollongong, Parramatta, New South Wales, and others, and you have some doubts that your house may contain asbestos, then you should get in touch with our company. We have been in the business of asbestos removal for many years, we also use the latest in asbestos-detection technology and our staff are also well-trained and equipped with proper safety equipment; we can guarantee that when we are finished with your house, the amount of asbestos will be so low that it will no longer pose any threat to you or your family.