Asbestos Abatement Process—3 Easy Steps For Complete Asbestos Abatement
If asbestos has been found in your house, then you must have it removed immediately. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), there is no safe level of exposure to asbestos. It claims around 12,000–15,000 lives in the US every year.
Some of the most dangerous diseases associated to asbestos exposure are: asbestosis, ovarian cancer, laryngeal cancer and mesothelioma.
For the protection of your family, you must act now and call a certified asbestos abatement contractor. In just 4 easy steps, your house will be completely safe from an asbestos threat. The steps include:
A risk assessment is very important before asbestos abatement process. Here, the professional determines what type of asbestos is present and the condition it is in. It is important not to disturb asbestos during the abatement process, and a proper risk assessment will ensure that appropriate protective measures are taken.
You must also let the professional know about any future plans of renovation or construction in the house, so that can be taken into consideration during the risk assessment procedure.
Only a proper risk assessment will determine what needs to be done with asbestos. If there is friable asbestos in your house and you have renovation planned, then removal of the asbestos will be better than containment.
Removal or Containment
After the risk assessment, the professionals will take appropriate actions. If removal is required, they will remove it completely from the house.
However, if asbestos cannot be removed—for example, from under the floor tiles—then they will contain it with floor coverings to seal it off completely.
If asbestos is being removed, the professional will wear protective gear and ensure that it is properly covered in special sheet and taken with safety to the containment site. There are special landfill sites where asbestos has to be disposed.
After the asbestos abatement, a final test will be conducted by professionals. This will ensure that there is no longer a threat of asbestos exposure in the house.
If the asbestos was removed, there should be no fibers or particles left on the floor or in the air that can cause danger. If the asbestos was contained, then the testing will determine that the covering is safe and hat it will not break or wear off in the near future.
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