Understanding the importance of having asbestos removed may put the cost in a different perspective. Of course budget is always a concern but it should never take precedence over your health. The fact is that asbestos removal is a closely regulated activity that requires special training, special equipment and special certifications. There is quite a bit of work involved in removing asbestos safely. Safe removal is key. Asbestos is a lot less dangerous when it is not being moved. The asbestos flakes into microscopic pieces which can infiltrate your air and get in your lungs. It has been linked to a fatal lung cancer called mesothelioma.
The Removal Process
The cost of asbestos removal is relative to the type of removal that needs to be done. In all cases at the minimum the following steps are required:
- Erecting enclosure
- Removal of asbestos
- Environmental cleaning
- Air tests and visual inspections
- Removing enclosure
In some cases depending on where the asbestos is and how much is present the steps can be greatly exaggerated and time consuming. To remove asbestos the right way there is a lot of work involved in the process but it is work that will ensure your safety and that of the rest of the occupants of the property.
Is it Necessary?
A lot of people would like nothing better than to work around the asbestos but it is strongly discouraged and actually in some cases illegal. If you cover up asbestos it will just be there for the next generation to deal with and there is no guarantee that it will never be disturbed. It is a very serious and dangerous toxin that can cause very serious fatal illness. Sometimes it can take up to 20 years for the illness to manifest itself from asbestos exposure. The short answer is yes, asbestos removal is a necessity.
When you consider the risks that are involved with doing nothing, the cost is very reasonable. In reality you cannot afford not to have the work done. It is likely a lot more reasonably priced than most people would expect. You can call a company that specialises in asbestos removal have them do a survey to estimate the amount of asbestos that has to be dealt with and you can get a better idea of what the cost will be. Call Blue A Ltd!