Why should you have residential asbestos removal done on your home? If you are living in a house that was built anytime between the 70s and early 80s, then there is a good chance that some parts of your home will contain the hazardous material known as asbestos. If it is found out there is indeed an asbestos contamination in your home, then instead of providing you with shelter and protection, your home can actually be a threat to your life. In this article, you will learn how to safely remove the asbestos contaminated items from your home.
Before you can start with the home asbestos removal process, you must first find out where in your home the asbestos is located. Back before its harmful effects were unmasked, asbestos was used in various building materials, from floor tiles, insulation, masonry, and a host of other uses; so this means that you have to check your entire house for any evidence of asbestos. You need to take a small sample, like a small piece of the wall or chipped tile and send them over to a lab to get tested for the presence of the dangerous substance.
If the lab tests showed that there is indeed asbestos in the samples that you sent, then you should prepare for the removal process. Before you can start tearing down walls, you need to secure the necessary permits from your local town or city hall. You need to have your permits in order so that you can avoid paying the steep fines if you did the domestic asbestos removal illegally.
The next step is to find an experienced and licensed contractor to do the removal works for you. Home asbestos removal is not a simple project that you can DIY over the weekend, it requires the use of specialized gear and equipment to make sure that everything goes smoothly and safely; if you try to do the removal by yourself you may send millions of the tiny asbestos fibers into the air and place not just yourself, but all of the people around you in danger.
Professional asbestos removal contractors will first prepare the site before they start working on the removal. They would isolate the area using a polyurethane sheet to prevent any stray fibers from leaving the room, they would also be donning multiple layers of clothing and a face mask with heavy-duty air filters to make sure that they would not accidentally inhale the asbestos. Once the prep work is done, only then would they start the very delicate process of removing the asbestos materials without breaking them into pieces.
Once the contractors has finished removing the offending asbestos from your home, they will need to conduct another test to make sure that all of the hazardous materials are indeed gotten rid of. Once the contractors are satisfied, they will give you a certificate of safety and you can once again go into your home without any fear.
Always remember that domestic asbestos removal should not be attempted by regular homeowners, always have professional contractors like us to do the dangerous work for you. We have been serving people from Sydney and the other outlying towns for many years now, and we are proud to say that we have already made hundreds of homes safe once again. So give us a call or send us a message through our website so we can start making your home into a safe place.