Asbestos is used to manufacture many products ranging from the building supplies as well as the automotive parts to the consumer items, including ironing board covers and the protective clothing. A research was carried out by EPA in the year 1985, and it showed that 20% of the residential, commercial and public buildings had friable asbestos. The asbestos removal process is a risky process that should be handled with caution, especially if the material is worn or damaged. Anyone without the right training and certificates should not attempt to remove the asbestos-containing material on their own. It is crucial to have an asbestos removal specialist before undertaking such tasks. We are among the best asbestos removal companies which have well-trained staff to remove asbestos from your property safely.
Handling asbestos products and asbestos-containing materials can be quite dangerous, most especially if materials are worn. Before you perform any renovation or even demolition work, you should hire professionals who can take some samples of the materials that can damage or get broken while work is being done. It is essential to keep in mind that all the products where the asbestos may have been used can potentially contain minerals and, therefore, should be treated as very dangerous. A well-trained and licensed professional can do the visual inspection of that area for any hazards which might be present. When one is taking the samples, the inspector is going to remove the small pieces of questionable material and have them well analysed by the lab to determine the asbestos content.
If asbestos is found, then a specialist can go ahead and recommend a complete removal, which is also known as encapsulation or abatement. The asbestos-containing material is considered to be a bit safe if they are in good condition. Still, they should be periodically checked for any damage or any other signs of wear and tear. The asbestos abatement specialists can quickly determine the appropriate actions that should be taken, given that the staff has been trained to remove the material safely.
Depending on the extent of the damage and risk of asbestos exposure, the asbestos contractor is going to suggest materials should either be encapsulated or wholly removed from the work area. During encapsulation, materials in question will be coated with a sealant which prevents the fibres from escaping and becoming airborne. If the damage is quite severe, there is a high risk of exposure and materials may need to be removed entirely.