Anyone that has ever worked in an asbestos work environment will know the hazards of asbestos removal. The use of asbestos in various industries and the number of people diagnosed with mesothelioma are increasing at an alarming rate.
Asbestos-related diseases are asbestosis, asbestosis mesothelioma, and lung cancer. The symptoms of asbestosis include thickening of the pleura or membrane covering the lungs; the formation of scars on the chest; an increase in severity of emphysema and shortness of breath; the presence of cysts on the lungs and abdominal pains.
Asbestosis is caused by inhaling asbestos dust. The only known treatment for asbestosis is to remove it through asbestos removal. The damage to the lungs caused by asbestos will also lead to other illnesses if not treated.
Asbestosis may cause severe lung disease and may eventually lead to death. Treatment involves removing the asbestos fibres through the use of a fiber-mapping machine. Once removed, the fibers are incinerated and the ash is disposed of.
There are different options for asbestos removal. There are asbestos removal companies that specialize in asbestos removal. They offer a wide range of services for asbestos removal, including cutting, sealing, demolition, filling, grading, removal and blowing off.
Some asbestos removal companies can remove asbestos without using machinery, but this would likely result in the particles being blown into nearby buildings. Some companies choose to remove the files manually, using special brushes and removing equipment.
When looking for an asbestos removal company, you should be aware of their reputation for asbestos removal. Professional organizations such as the BSSA (British Society for Routine Maintenance) provide information about each asbestos removal company and any complaints that have been made against them. The BSSA also sets out the basic principles that asbestos removal companies should adhere to when dealing with asbestos.
Where possible, check the insurance policy of the asbestos removal company? If they do not have insurance, this may be the first sign that their removal methods are faulty. It is also a good idea to find out what steps have been taken to ensure that any health issues resulted from asbestos removal.
It is important that everyone’s customers are kept safe. If you are not sure which asbestos removal company is right for you, you can always contact the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). This government body deals with occupational and environmental health issues and provides advice on how to avoid asbestos-related problems.
The HSE will give you information on where to go if you have suffered from asbestos-related diseases and will also be able to advise you on where to get asbestos removal and asbestos remediation services. They are also able to provide advice on asbestos removal, asbestos remediation and the effects of asbestos on the environment. Any problems you may have should be reported to the HSE at once, as there may be other hazards in your area that were not picked up by the surveyor.
It is always worth checking with the Homeowner Assurance Bureau (HAB) about the asbestos removal that may be necessary. It is also worth checking with the local council to see if any environmental issues have arisen from the asbestos removal. These issues could be covered by the building regulations, which should be in place wherever you live.
It can be hard to know whether you can afford to use an asbestos removal service, so the best advice you can get is to check that the level of asbestos is known before anything is done. You can do this by speaking to your home owner’s insurance company.