DIY Asbestos Removal – Risks It Carries
We understand your concern about the presence of asbestos fibers in your home, and the accompanying sense of urgency to address the issue promptly.
After all, your family could be at the risk of asbestos exposure and when it comes to the safety of loved ones, we all tend to get reactionary.
However, that does not mean that you exercise a DIY protocol for the removal of asbestos from your home. It is risky, it is dangerous – the practice is not safe for you or your family. As such, the job should be left to a certified asbestos abatement contractor.
Why DIY asbestos removal is risky
Allow us to explain.
You Can Be Exposing Yourself and Your Family to an Increased Risk of Accident
Majority of asbestos removal projects involve the repair and remediation of roof—the part of your house that is most likely to contain asbestos fibers.
However, this activity can put the safety of a DIYer at risk, since asbestos roofing tends to be get fragile with time. Exposure to natural elements can affect the structural integrity of asbestos roofing, which may not always appear evident.
As a result, if the repair and remediation of roof is not executed carefully during the asbestos removal process, it can break and fall down. This can put your safety and the safety of your family at risk.
Asbestos Removal is a Long and Tiring Process
Removing asbestos from a building is not an easy task. You have to exercise precaution by wearing safety gears, and then executing each task step by step – which requires patience and long hours of intensive efforts. A professional is fully trained to withstand the rigors of the job, for a DIYer it may not be safe. Working for long hours while wearing safety gears, can drain you off and cause dehydration or heat stroke.
You May End Up Contaminating the Asbestos-Free Areas
One of the many steps that form the part of asbestos removal protocol is making sure that the asbestos containing materials are kept wet and the affected area is properly sealed.
This requires experience and professional knowledge. Even a slightly exercised negligence can cause asbestos fibers to spread to clean areas and contaminate the spaces. This further increases the risk of asbestos exposure for your family.
You May Get a Muscle or a Joint Injury
Asbestos sheets are heavy. They can easily weigh from 30 to 50 kilograms. Moving and handling these sheets can cause muscle and joint injuries, which can lead to a chronic condition.
Considering all the risk factors discussed above, it is advisable that you contact professionals for asbestos removal and abatement. If you need help, we’re here. Our team is licensed, experienced and adequately resourced to handle all types of asbestos removal PA projects.