Back in the early 1950’s asbestos was found out to be one of the best materials that can be used for construction. It provided tensile strength when mixed with concrete, ceramics, and other similar materials; it was also great when used as insulation and for soundproofing. Unfortunately, in the 1970’s it was found out that asbestos fibers caused adverse health effects in humans, not the least of which is cancer, and this is the reason why its use was banned in the entire world.
In Australia, the ban on asbestos use was only implemented in the early 90’s, and by then hundreds of thousands of homes have already been built using asbestos. If you are unfortunate enough to live in one of those homes, then you need to take some extreme measures in order to get rid of the deadly material in your house; and if you do not know how to do it, here are some tips that may be of some help:
Do Not Attempt To Remove Asbestos By Yourself
It was mentioned earlier that asbestos can cause cancer when its fibers are accidentally inhaled, and this is most likely to happen if you try to make a DIY project out of asbestos removal. The only sensible way that you can at least control the asbestos in your home is to hire a professional asbestos abatement company. Hiring professionals may cost some money, but it will be worth it if it means the safety of your family against asbestos.
Getting Help From The Professionals
Only professional removal and treatment companies have the right skills and equipment to remove asbestos without putting themselves in danger. They wear disposable coveralls so that they do not get any asbestos fibers on their clothes (they will never come off your clothes even if you wash them), and they also have sophisticated breathing apparatus that filters out the dangerous asbestos from the air so that none enters their systems.
Besides knowing how to deal with the troublesome asbestos in your home, professional companies also know how and where they can properly dispose of the asbestos once they have taken it away from your home. Even if you get lucky and you were able to remove the asbestos by yourself without inhaling any of this dangerous material, you simply do not just throw them in your dustbin. Doing this will only endanger other people and if the authorities found out what you have done, you will be fined an awful lot of money, and you may even get thrown in jail for a couple of months.
There are many hassles that you will encounter if you want to remove asbestos from your home, and if you do not want to bother yourself with any of them, then you should get in touch with a reputable company like ours to make sure your home will be safe again. If you are a resident of Sydney, New South Wales, Wollongong, Parramatta, or any of the neighboring areas, then you should visit our website and leave us a message; we will be more than happy to provide you with a solution to your problem, and we can guarantee that once we are done you can literally breathe easy once more.
Absolute Environmental Services provides professional asbestos removal and related services such as demolition, excavation and contaminated soil remediation.
Contact us for an estimate if you live in:
- Sydney metropolitan area
- Wollongong and Illawarra