What do you know about asbestos? Perhaps you know that it claims thousands of lives every single year, despite the fact that it was banned in 1985. Sure, the mineral might have proved useful and durable for construction purposes, but it is actually very toxic. So much so in fact, that it has been linked to a vast range of asbestos-related diseases. Mesothelioma and asbestosis are two debilitating conditions that people are still living with today as a result of asbestos exposure. If you don’t want to be or put other building occupants at risk, consider contacting us for the following commercial asbestos removal services.
The Assessment of Asbestos
A lot of people don’t actually realise that asbestos is considered to be a category one carcinogen. This is pretty serious and it means that it should be immediately removed from a building before the occupants are at risk of breathing in the lung cancer-causing fibres that asbestos releases when it gets old, damaged or disturbed. Commercial asbestos removal services include thorough assessments, which will usually be completed in under an hour, depending on the size of the building.
Working around Obstructions
The commercial asbestos removal services can be completed very quickly if no obstructions stand in the way of the contractor and the affected area. However, it is common for asbestos to be found in the most awkward of places, therefore the person you hire should most definitely be able to operate well around obstructions. These obstructions could be anything, such as trees, furniture placement or household appliances. Quick decision making will help the worker to carry out tasks in unexpected situations, so make sure the person you hire is able to work well under pressure by getting recommendations from people you trust.
Using Personal Protective Gear Appropriately
It is actually against the law to conduct asbestos surveys or removal without wearing personal protective gear. Otherwise known as PPE, this equipment is specially designed to not only make the job easier but also, to enhance safety. Hazardous materials should be handled with care, because toxins and airborne chemicals may be inhaled unless the contractor wears a mask. The same goes for wearing goggles to stop particles from irritating the eyes. Hazards can be recognised by asbestos removal specialists and the appropriate equipment used to conduct the job in the safest way possible.