Guidelines For Safe Asbestos Removal
Asbestos is a natural occurring gristly silicate mineral that has characteristics of rigidness and fire resistance. It has been used considerably as building material as roofing shingles, rainwater fall pipes, guttering, drainage pipes, fire blankets, wall lining, central heating shafts and floors from asbestos cement, ridged sheets and bonded asbestos substances; and in household products such as oven gloves and ironing boards etc. Because of the unhealthy rather deadliest features of asbestos, it was little by little discontinued in the late 70’s and the formulation and fabrication of asbestos products was proscribed in many countries.
Asbestos contains microscopic fibers, when air-borne and come in contact to respiratory system, causes asbestosis, lung cancer and other respiratory diseases while inhaled in excessive amount either in dust form or smoke in long interlude of time. After the first exposure of asbestos, symptoms of diseases caused by it usually appear after a longer period of time. People, who are exposed to diminutive amount of it, are not likely to develop asbestos-related problems. If it is remained in strong and sound condition and left serene and uninterrupted, it is no longer harm to our health.
Asbestos removal is a bit difficult task to perform because of its precautionary measures. If you speculate that you have asbestos in your house or building, do not panic at all. In the case of uncertainty, treat that area or product as asbestos included and take precautionary measures. Approach a licensed asbestos removal contractor for its inspection and test. You can carry out asbestos removal on your own for a smaller area. If the area is 10 square meters or more, you must seek help from licensed asbestos removal contractor.
If you want to wreck asbestos lined discarded or building, remove it in a safer manner and keep few things in mind.
- First of all, label that area with warning to keep other people away.
- Do not saw, drill and sand materials containing asbestos materials.
- use polyester and cotton mix disposable coveralls.
- use proper asbestos approved disguise or respirator.
- Seal asbestos sheets with PVA paint or wet that area to minimize the release of asbestos fibers.
- Use drop sheets to build up asbestos particles.
- Empty that area from any furniture, carpet, permanent flooring, electric wiring and panels supply. Use portable lights or electricity from outside output.
- Do not tear or break apart sheets and lay them down with care.
- Pile up those sheets in polythene bags and dispose them off in approved waste facilities.