Though the use of Asbestos has been restricted in construction since the past few decades, there are still homes where there is a risk of asbestos exposure. If you are living in an old construction and planning to do some renovation or demolition work, then it is critically important to get the assessment done. You must call an expert Asbestos Removal Adelaide who will check the risk of exposure while removing asbestos which is a general name given to a group of six different minerals.
They are made up of fibers and neither dissolve in water nor evaporate. These fibers are not broken down by bacteria as well. Since they resist heat and fire, it is difficult to get rid of Asbestos fiber.
How does asbestos removal increase the risk of exposure?
When you call a removal agency for asbestos removal, it follows the standard operating procedure to minimize air pollution during the removal process. Still, we shouldn’t forget that there is always a possibility of contaminating the surroundings. When the removal agency performs the following activities, the risk increases.
- Drilling the asbestos sheets
- Shoveling dirt or using a blower for removal of the dust
- Digging holes in the floor or cutting sheets indoor
The best thing to avoid exposure is to leave the place where asbestos removal is taking place. The removal company should follow the safety guidelines and use necessary safety gadgets. Experts say that by doing the cutting or drilling in an open area, the concentration of asbestos fiber can be reduced. They get dispersed in the air after some time. Thus, the damage gets minimized.
We must remember one thing that prolonged, massive exposure of Asbestos can become a significant risk factor. However, it is better to get away from it as much as possible.
A few tips to reduce air pollution
- While removing asbestos, it should be kept covered.
- Making the area wet also minimizes the exposure as the particles become heavy and do not get spread in the air.
- Vacuum-cleaning the area instead of dusting.
- Following the safety measures.
- Storage and disposal of removal waste in proper containers.
- Keeping the air moist keeps the fibers limited to a specific area.
- Removal of the whole sheets if it is feasible.
Thus, it is possible to keep the exposure level as minimum as possible. The only thing needed is systematic planning and execution by following the Asbestos removal guidelines.