DIY Asbestos Removal And Why It Is A Bad Idea

DIY Asbestos Removal And Why It Is A Bad Idea

When will you need to have the asbestos removed from your home? There is actually nothing wrong about not removing the asbestos in your home, as long as it does not pose any kind of health risk. But how can you actually know when it is the right time to get rid of asbestos? When will it be alright to spend money on asbestos removal? All of these questions and more will get answered here in this article so you better read this until the very end.

Asbestos was not always a bad guy, there was a time when it was widely used all over the world as an ingredient in many construction materials. It was used in cement mortar to give it additional strength, it was also mixed into floor tiles to give them flexibility and strength, and before fiberglass was mainstream, asbestos was the material of choice when it came to fireproofing and insulation. Things suddenly went downhill for the once handy asbestos when it was discovered that it can cause lung cancer.

When asbestos gets older and unattended, it will begin to deteriorate, and this will release millions of tiny fiber particles into the air, and these are the ones that will be giving you a lot of trouble. These tiny particles can easily get inhaled, and when they find their way to the lungs, they will lodge themselves onto the lining where over time they will develop scar tissue, and these will usually advance and become cancerous tumors. Of course, you will not be getting these serious diseases as soon as you breathe in some asbestos, these are the result of long time exposure to the material, and this is why you should not wait long and immediately get it out of your home.

Asbestos Removal, A Very Dangerous Undertaking

It may seem like a simple project, asbestos removal, but it is actually a very dangerous undertaking. Keep in mind that you will be handling carcinogens, so without the proper protection and know-how, you are placing yourself in grave danger. Some of the essentials that you will need for this very dirty job is a face mask with a heavy-duty air filter so that you will not inhale the fibers in the air. You will also need disposable coveralls; you would not want the asbestos fibers to get into your clothes because they are almost impossible to get out. And last, but certainly not the least, you will need a written permit from your local city hall, it should state that you are permitted to handle and dispose hazardous wastes.

As you can see, it is almost impossible for a normal homeowner to get all of the requirements for a DIY asbestos removal project, and you should consider yourself lucky that it is not that easy. One wrong move and your face will get covered with very toxic asbestos dust, and some of them will surely find their way into your lungs. Which is why you should just leave this kind of job to the experts like us.

For years, our company has been helping thousands of people make their homes a safe haven to live in once again. We have helped people from all over Sydney, and in other cities and towns like Paramatta, Wollongong, and Central Coast. You can be sure that once we are on the job, you will be left with a house that is completely safe and asbestos-free. So, do not place yourself in any unnecessary risk, let our team of highly-trained and well-equipped experts have a go at the asbestos problem in your home and we guarantee that you will once again breathe easy in your own home.

Absolute Environmental Services
38 Thorn St Pennant Hills, NSW, 2120, Australia
0425 257 142, (02) 9484 7313
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By | 2013-07-06T14:00:49+00:00 July 6th, 2013|

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