Are you having some concerns about the rather old house that you just bought? Before you move your family into your new home, it will be best if you hire a good asbestos removal company to take a look around the house first. If the house you bought was made in the early 1980s or much earlier, then there is a very distinct possibility that there are certain components that contain a significant amount of asbestos. And, it is your duty as a responsible homeowner and as the head of your family, to make sure that the house is perfectly safe before moving into it.
What Makes Asbestos Dangerous?
How could something that is as useful as asbestos suddenly lose its popularity and actually became banned from almost all countries in the world. Though asbestos makes for a good insulation and soundproofing material, and that it also improves the inherent strength of other building materials, there is one little detail that was not known until decades after asbestos was first used in construction; and that not-so-little problem about asbestos is that exposure to it will lead to cancer.
When asbestos gets old and brittle, even the slightest disturbance will release millions of tiny fibers into the air. When you inhale the fibers, they will end up attaching themselves onto the inner lining of the lungs, and this is where they will start wreaking havoc. The asbestos fibers would latch onto the lungs, after a while scar tissue will develop over them, and this excessive scarring will cause serious health problems like lung cancer and mesothelioma, a form of cancer that is only caused by exposure to asbestos.
Should You Do Asbestos Removal Yourself?
Though it is actually possible for a homeowner to carry on with the asbestos removal himself, it is not really advisable for you to do so. For one thing, you need to have the proper safety equipment to at least lessen the risk of accidentally inhaling asbestos fibers, you also need to have the proper training to find out where exactly in your house the asbestos is found; if you do not know how to identify asbestos, then how do you expect to get rid of them all?
Another good reason why you should not even think about doing asbestos removal is because it is illegal for you to do so. Handling hazardous materials, of which asbestos is a part of, is only legal if you can somehow provide proof that you have undergone training on the proper handling and disposal of asbestos, and that you have all the equipment that is needed for the job. With these kinds of requirements, it is no wonder that more people would rather hire asbestos removal companies instead of trying to do all the work themselves.
Professional asbestos abatement and removal services like ours pride ourselves of having all of the necessary countermeasures against asbestos; we use the latest and greatest safety gear so that none of our workers are in imminent danger, and we also make sure that all the asbestos that we take away from our clients’ homes are properly disposed of.
So if you are a resident who hails from Sydney, Parramatta, Wollongong, or other nearby towns and cities, we can help you with your particular asbestos problems. There are many reasons why you should choose our services, one of which is that we do not always recommend demolishing certain parts of the house just to get to the asbestos; we also employ other techniques to get the asbestos in check, like encapsulation. If you are in dire need of the best asbestos removal company, then you should visit our website to find out more about our promos and freebies.