Asbestos is a well-known material, which has been used for decades in the construction of homes, as well as other buildings due to its structural, insulating and fire-resistant properties. After being used for a long period of time, asbestos was discovered to have adverse effects on human health. Some countries have prohibited the use of asbestos in construction purposes.
If asbestos is identified during a building renovation, it may derail the project, this is because the operation has to be temporarily stopped until the asbestos issue is resolved. It’s recommendable to hire a professional team to remove the asbestos, this will help to prevent any further health risks and ensure it’s done professionally, rather than doing it yourself.
Here is why you should hire a professional for the removal of asbestos.
Reduced Safety Risk
Asbestos is very poisonous and easily disturbed. The removal of the asbestos should be done by professionals because when not handled with care, it releases inhalable asbestos in the air. This could be lodged in your respiratory organs and result in diseases such as lung cancer, Pleural Thickening, and Asbestosis.
The symptoms for these diseases don’t show up immediately. They may even take more than twenty years before they are noticed. Hiring a professional will hinder you from contracting such diseases.
Handling asbestos yourself may prove costly when compared to hiring a professional to handle it. When you opt to remove asbestos on your own, you will have to pay for the tools required, clean up charges, costs related to the inspection of the hazardous materials as well as the disposal charges. By hiring an asbestos removal company, you will be exempted from paying those charges separately.
Asbestos has to be disposed of properly because it is easily disturbed. A professional asbestos removal company ensures these elements are disposed of in areas where it is difficult to tamper with. Prior to their disposal, they should be sealed properly to prevent the fibres from getting into the air. Once this is done, it’s then put into an asbestos waste removal bin where the trained workers proceed with the disposal of the waste. Professionals are aware of the disposal procedures to ensure the asbestos will not lead to any other damage.
People who are tasked with this job are subjected to proper training to ensure they’re familiar with every step involved in the removal of the asbestos. The asbestos experts are well-informed about the techniques they need to apply to prevent asbestos from getting into the air. They also have access to the most useful tools as well as equipment which are used in the removal process.
Asbestos should be removed immediately once identified, to ensure people are not exposed to these hazardous elements. When removed immediately it minimises the dangers which may be exposed to people living around.
The discussed above are some of the reasons why you should hire a professional for asbestos removal. If you need help with the removal of asbestos get in touch today on 0116 251 8050 and one of our friendly team members will be happy to help.