Asbestos was used before the 70s and 80s as a building material because it was found to be incredibly durable and was able to withstand great heat. Due to its flexibility, it can easily be added into various pieces of construction material and so building contractors embraced it wholeheartedly. It was the best thing since sliced bread until it was later found out that it was incredibly carcinogenic and it will cause you to become incredibly ill if breathed in and could result in death in many cases.
This resulted in it not being used any more due to its properties and the danger that it presented, but the issue was that it was still in many private properties and business properties as a direct result. If you are currently doing business in a property that is over 30 years old or you live in one that is the same age, then it’s highly likely that there is some asbestos within your property and outside it as well. Due to the danger that it presents, if you think that you have spotted asbestos in your building then you need to leave it alone and call out the professionals to do Asbestos removal for the following reasons.
- They have the right equipment – Asbestos is something that needs to be handled properly and you just can’t pick it up with your bare hands and dispose of it how you want. These professional providers have all of the right equipment including breathing devices so that they don’t ingest it into their body. They have invested significantly in the right kind of equipment to keep you, your family and your workers safe at all times.
- Experience & training – Not just anyone is authorised to deal with asbestos and so these professional providers go through lots of training so that they have the necessary knowledge and skills to deal with any asbestos situation. Many of the companies that you deal with will have employees with numerous years of experience behind them and so they know exactly what they’re doing.
It is also incredibly important that once asbestos is removed from any building that it is disposed of in the correct manner. There are procedures to follow when packaging it and taking it to where it needs to be disposed of in a correct manner. All safety protocols are followed every step of the way and so this provides you with the peace of mind that everyone needs that the procedure is safe and effective.