The Safest Way for Asbestos Removal
If you discover the existence of asbestos in your house, do not ever try to touch them. The asbestos in the house can be a disruption because they produce dust that contains asbestos fibers. But there are many cases where the asbestos doesn’t risk the homeowner’s health. That is because the asbestos doesn’t show any damage signs and doesn’t have any tear left. That way, the asbestos can be left the way it is. Leave them alone in its place is the best option, if you are certain that it is in good condition.
It is important to inspect the materials from time to time visually, to identify any lapse and damage.
If you decide to remove a material that contains asbestos by yourself, consider this following:
- Can you leave it alone if it’s in good condition (undamaged)?
- Do you know the safest way to remove the containing-asbestos (painting or sealing, covering with non-asbestos material)?
- Can you do it accordingly the laws and the safety guides to work with asbestos?
- Should you call for help from asbestos removal Sydney?
Removing the asbestos alone by yourself is not really recommended. If you decide to remove the asbestos by yourself, you need careful handling and obedience to the safety practices. The asbestos fibers are really dangerous, not only for you but also your family and neighborhood. If the asbestos is not fastened bound, you should contact a licensed professional immediately.
How do you remove the asbestos safely?
- Don’t use power equipment
- Don’t use rough cutting
- Don’t use sanding tool
- Don’t use high pressure rubber tube and air compressor
- Prevent to walk on corrugated asbestos cement roof, then you won’t need to face the risk to fall down
- Put the asbestos product in the safe place so it won’t get broken
- Get the material tested by the NATA-licensed company, to ensure you if it doesn’t contain asbestos
- Work in well-ventilated area every time you handle asbestos-material
- Make sure the material to keep wet during work, to minimize the spreading of dust and fibers.
If you are handling a strongly-bound asbestos material, you should wear disposable personal protective equipment (PPE). Wrap the asbestos more than once with thick and strong plastic bag labeled as “asbestos.” Dispose it at the appropriate water treatment with breathing apparatus. You can call the professionals in your resident to help you dispose the product.