A safe home and working environment is important in order to maintain your health. If your home was built before the '90s, it is very likely that some of the materials that were used in building the home were made from asbestos. Asbestos was a very popular building material because it was strong, flexible and was a good insulator. The production of asbestos was stopped because of the health risks that are posed once asbestos breaks down. It is important to get a professional to carry out asbestos removal in your home or workplace in order to avoid the health risks that are posed by the material.
Asbestos can either be friable or non-friable, where the non-friable asbestos is intact while the friable asbestos has broken down and can therefore release asbestos fibers. Asbestos is known to be linked with respiratory diseases and that is why it has to be handled with care.
When asbestos breaks down, it forms a dust that contains asbestos fibers which can then be breathed in. The fibers then attach themselves to the lining of the lungs and they remain there for your entire lifetime. If you inhale asbestos fibers for a long time, you can develop one of several respiratory diseases.
Some of the asbestos related diseases include lung cancer, intestinal tract cancer, asbestosis, mesothelioma and pleural plaques. It may take up to thirty years for the symptoms of asbestos related diseases to be seen.
People who work in areas where there is asbestos exposure have a higher risk of contracting respiratory diseases. People who manufacture and repair products using asbestos and those who mine or mill asbestos are at high risk. Those who are involved in the renovation and demolition of buildings that contain asbestos and those who use products that contain asbestos are all at risk. However, it is possible to get mesothelioma even after a short exposure to asbestos fibers.
Asbestos At Home
In case you suspect that you have asbestos in your home but you are not sure, you can have the material tested to confirm what it is. There are laboratories which can test the material and give you the results. They will give you instructions on how to safely remove and send a sample to the laboratory.
If you have asbestos in your home and you can visibly see that is not damaged, then you should not touch it or disturb it at all. Asbestos that is in good condition does not carry with it any risks since the fibers are not released into the air. You should however check the material once in a while to ensure that it is intact. However, if the asbestos is damaged, it is important to get in touch with an asbestos removal company who are skilled in the safe removal of asbestos.
There are different classes of asbestos removal professionals who can remove asbestos for you depending on the type of the removal. A class A removalist is one who is licensed to remove friable and non-friable asbestos, while a class B removalist is licensed to remove only non-friable asbestos. A removalist without a license can also remove asbestos, but it has to be non-friable and the area should not exceed ten meters squared.
Asbestos Removal Sydney Wide is an expert contractor capable of removing asbestos roofs safely and effectively. Through the service of expert personnel, you are assured of complete elimination of asbestos from your home or workplace. Every operation is handled with extreme care.