Are you and your family planning to move into an old, yet very charming house? If so, then you should at least take the time to check it for asbestos. Houses and buildings built between the 1950s up to the 1980s usually contain certain amounts of asbestos, some more than others. But since it was discovered that prolonged exposure to asbestos can lead to different kinds of respiratory illnesses as well as cancer, its sale and use has been banned. So if you plan on moving your family to a house that is suspected to have lethal amounts of this lethal building material, then you should do asbestos removal before you move in.
What Will You Need When Performing Asbestos Removal?
You need to procure the necessary gear and equipment before you even set foot inside the house because you will be at risk of asbestos inhalation and exposure if you do not. You will need a professional grade face mask with a heavy-duty air filter so that you do not accidentally inhale any asbestos fibers, you will also need a couple of disposable coveralls because the asbestos fibers can and will latch onto your clothes and no amount of washing will get rid of them completely.
How To Get Started on Removal?
Before you start tearing down the walls and ceilings, you should first conduct an inspection to find out just where in the house the asbestos is located. Asbestos is so versatile that it can be used in almost any building material; from floor tiles, ceiling boards, wall insulation, even roof shingles can potentially contain this deadly mineral. So you need to do a thorough check of the property to find out which parts really do contain asbestos and will need removal and which parts you need to leave alone.
Other Things That You Will Need
Once you have finished inspecting the property and you are ready to start the entire asbestos removal process, you must first go to your local city hall and procure a permit for your project. Removing asbestos is not like any other simple DIY projects that you have done in the past, here you will be handling a relatively dangerous material and if you do not have the proper gear and training there is a chance that you will be putting not only your own life in danger but also the other people around you as well. This is why you need to ask your local building inspector to assess whether you already have the means to go ahead with the project.
Why Not Hire Professionals Instead?
If you are just a regular homeowner, then you may not even have access to the different kinds of safety gear and equipment that are required for the safe removal of asbestos from your home; and the likelihood that you are also trained to handle hazardous wastes like asbestos is also highly questionable. If you really want to make sure that your house is safe for your family to live in, and you do not want to deal with all of the hassle and dangers that come with asbestos removal, then you better leave the job to the professional removal companies like ours.
Our company has been making homes from all over Sydney, Wollongong, Paramatta, and other towns and cities, safe and completely asbestos-free. We provide our workers with the best kind of equipment that will allow them to take away all of the asbestos in your house faster and safer. Ask us for a quote, we will gladly help you find a solution to all your asbestos problems.