The dangers of asbestos removal are well documented. In fact, the International Agency for Research on Cancer has defined asbestos as a probable human carcinogen. So, are asbestos removal companies qualified to handle asbestos?
First-Hand Experience with an asbestos removal company is one of the best ways to assess the level of expertise of the workers. Don’t rely on newspaper testimonials from people who have been a victim of asbestos exposure. To protect themselves, some people may give false testimonials, because they may not want their family members or neighbors to know about the dangers. Some companies use “cover stories” to provide a veneer of professionalism, to keep people from hiring them.
When the material has been properly cleaned and sealed off, and the building and asbestos roofing shingles and carpet have been removed, do not ever try to clean up asbestos. You will know when it is clean because you will need to leave it for about six months. Eventually, it will react with moisture and become loose, forming a lacy cloud that appears like sludge. This is asbestos, and you will need to remove it.
If a home is subject to asbestos exposure, it is imperative that an asbestos removal expert is contacted. While it is possible to find an asbestos removal expert to come in and safely do the work, it may cost more than the average person can afford.
If there is asbestos exposure, the only way to really get rid of it is by paying a fairly large amount to a reputable asbestos removal company. The asbestos removal process involves the removal of asbestos fibers from the walls, ceilings, floors, ceilings, and seams.
When asbestos fibers are removed, the material must be cleaned. A specialized machine is used to remove all of the remaining fibers. After the cleaning is complete, any nails or screws that were made of asbestos must be removed. They will be recycled to provide insulation in new construction because asbestos doesn’t have any use after the cleanup process is completed.
Once the asbestos is cleaned, asbestos remediation must take place. An asbestos removal expert is able to suggest the best way to remove the material. The most common methods include “trenchless” asbestos removal and “microbiological” asbestos removal.
Trenchless asbestos removal uses a machine to excavate the material from the wall. Dirt and debris are moved along with the asbestos. Then, the asbestos is placed in sealed bags and delivered to a central dumpsite. Then, the worker steps onto the excavation site pick up the asbestos and throws it in a dumpster.
Microbial asbestos removal uses a microbial treatment that breaks down the material and makes it easier to remove. The method involves exposure to high heat, chemicals, and various disinfectants, all of which cause the material to break down. The bacteria that are used to clean the material have an affinity for asbestos fibers, and they kill the microorganisms that are found in the areas.
After asbestos has been removed, it will need to be treated. One method of treatment is called an Asbestos Penetrant, which is a material that is placed in the areas of asbestos in an effort to prevent future Asbestosis.
At this point, a high concentration of Asbestos has been removed, but the material remains as it was prior to removal. Therefore, once the material has been cleaned and treated, it must be repaired and sealed.
Asbestosis remediation is the only way to ensure that Asbestos no longer affects the health of people. Proper treatment and proper maintenance of the asbestos removal equipment will help to make sure that future victims of Asbestos exposure don’t face the hazards that this material poses. The best course of action is to consult an asbestos professional to determine whether your situation qualifies as an Asbestos exposure.