Compared to metal, wood, cement and other construction material, asbestos is different in a way that it hides a dirty little secret. Asbestos material can be both crumbly and bonded. Their only difference is that friable asbestos gets crushed by only applying less pressure, while to destroy bonded materials, higher pressure is required. Regardless of the form of the asbestos materials, once it is powdered, it gets easily agitated and airborne. The dust that asbestos releases in the air can cause severe health problems once inhaled, so it is not ideal for you to punch, hammer or saw the areas that feature this material.
Regardless if it is in a residential or commercial property, in terms of asbestos removal, it is highly suggested to hire professionals.
- Identification of Asbestos
A team of professionals who precisely know which materials should be removed from your home is what most reliable asbestos removal companies will send to you. While inspecting the entire building, they will take samples and then bring it to the lab and come back to you with a complete report entailing the items that should be eradicated. Once they have successfully identified the materials, the decision of whether they must remove or seal it up will be next. It depends, of course on its current state. Keep in mind that not all materials can be safely removed; some is best to be left alone and keep sealed for you and your family’s protection. So to ensure that no item is left behind in the cleaning, proper identification is necessary.
- Technical and Systematic Method
After successfully identifying the problem areas, professionals will then come up with an effective plan on how to either remove or seal the material without causing a massive disturbance. In fact, it is much safer for everyone in the house to at least avoid accessing the areas.
- Safe Removal
Your fees may also cover the disposal of asbestos materials in a legal landfill site; however, it depends, of course, on your arrangements with your contractor. Homeowners often have issues with acquiring such permissions to dispose of the collected asbestos materials and keep in mind that delays only endangers your family. Fortunately, with a contractor, they will be able to dispose of all the asbestos materials immediately on your behalf as soon as the clean-up is done, which happens once a contract has been signed.
There are risks of contracting the likes of Mesothelioma, Pleural Plaque, Asbestosis, Lung Cancer, Pleural Mesothelioma, Peritoneal Mesothelioma and Pericardial Mesothelioma if you don’t take asbestos removal seriously. Those are deadly diseases that can lead to death. You must hire a professional to have it adequately removed if you don’t want to put yourself and everyone you love to be in danger due to asbestos exposure.