If you have ever considered buying a property which dates back to 1980s or earlier, you should probably be aware of the fact that asbestos presence is one of the most prevalent risk factors to be borne in mind. Innocuous as it may seem, it can be extremely dangerous to your health if it is left alone to deteriorate or crumble. When it becomes airborne, the toxic dust could be inhaled and hence deposit in people’s lungs.
That, in turn, has been linked with illnesses such as lung cancer or asbestosis. As “luck” would have it, there are plenty of elements in people’s surroundings which could contain this material and fences are only one of them. Read on if you would like to learn more about how our company handles this type of asbestos removal and what kind of risks are involved.
It needs to be said very early on that asbestos can be divided into a couple of categories, depending on its kind. The names such as chrysotile, amosite, crocidolite or actinolite may not be very telling themselves but the consequences they can lead to are really dire. Fortunately, there are now ways to avoid excessive exposure and people are also much more knowledgeable about the safety measures that need to be followed.
Less and less frequently can one hear about mavericks trying to remove asbestos by themselves as the knowledge about the involved risks has finally hit home for many people. Any types of older building renovations that actually involve demolishing walls or heavy drilling should be attempted with care and, if only possible, preceded with a thorough asbestos survey. Otherwise the noxious fibres may be released into the air and really put people in the immediate surrounding at risk.
While removing asbestos from fencing, there are a couple of reservations which have to be made. First off, it is absolutely forbidden to reuse the material that has been subjected to a removal – it needs to be disposed of to a specified location immediately. Additionally, the contractor who will perform the works should be acutely aware of how important it is to keep the site in a squeaky clean condition so that no additional fibres are released.
Removing asbestos from fencing (or fencing made of asbestos) is one of the tasks which usually requires digging up its parts. The very area of removal site needs to be properly secured and made unavailable for everyone without protective gear. Professional companies should also take all the necessary steps in order to ensure that the material is removed to its designated location and that no environmental regulations are infringed in the process.