Removing asbestos from an insulation board is one of the trickiest tasks involving that material. Even though the internet forums are rife with examples of people attempting to proceed with this task without professional help but that attitude too often is nothing but sheer recklessness.
In cases such as this one the need for a help of certified specialists is really dire and their expertise can be really invaluable. Especially when you consider the fact that people’s lives and well-being are at stake. So, let’s get this question out of the way – can you do it yourself? You can certainly try but we’d suggest you don’t.
Asbestos has a long history of implementation in the UK. It was actually one of the most affordable and durable construction materials available between 1920s and 1980s. Thus it should not come as a surprise that millions of people across the world jumped on the bandwagon and had it utilized in their buildings. The list of potential implementations is genuinely mind-boggling from today’s perspective: it was used in insulation, piping, roofing, floors, ceiling, fireproof material and even clothing.
At a certain point in time even NASA was keen on using it for its shuttle missions. Soon after that first reports about its toxicity started pouring in and the material has fallen out of favour. Despite introducing unanimous legislation banning its use in any kinds of buildings, asbestos is still quite common to find in a lot of buildings all over the world. Sadly, even decades after it was deemed carcinogenic, thousands of people develop exposure-related symptoms and suffer from acute respiratory tract diseases.
If you happen to have asbestos board that needs to be removed, here are some steps we can recommend. To start with, it is highly advisable to not tamper with the suspected material without any protective gear or experience. Asbestos should be investigated by professionals who can successfully identify its various kinds and can be entrusted with the task of providing the most secure removal environment. The site should be made easy to access for the professionals and out of bounds for other individuals who could find themselves in danger of inhaling the toxic fibres.
If the material turns out to be deteriorated or close to this state, chances are that prompt action will have to be taken. Otherwise, the experts investigating the suspected areas may advise on the best course of action that will both be safe and as adjusted to the client’s needs as possible. Any waste resulting from the removal of asbestos board will also be taken care of by our company which saves you the hassle of finding a proper disposal site and incurring additional costs.