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Hello! I would like to give you the warmest welcome to my blog. My name is Pete and last year, I decided to carry out some home improvements. Somewhat foolishly, I decided to try and carry out the work myself. As you can imagine, it was a bit of a disaster as I do not have many skills. Thankfully, I have a friend who works in the construction and contracting service. He called in some of his friends who were able to come in and fix up the mess I had made. I am really pleased with the results so I thought I would write about it here.

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Tell-Tale Signs You Need Asbestos Removal

by Regina Barnett

Asbestos is a group of natural silicate minerals. These minerals were previously mined in Australia for decades. Asbestos was loved for its fire-proof and water-proof properties, which made it popular for construction. However, it has now been known that being exposed to airborne asbestos is one of the main causes of mesothelioma, an aggressive type of cancer. Asbestos also poses a great risk of asbestosis and lung cancer. Here are some of the basic factors to consider when choosing an asbestos removal company.

Determine Whether You Have An Infection

A ban on asbestos was first introduced in Australia in 2003. However, any home build before the mid-80s may most likely contain asbestos. In these properties, asbestos was used for floor coverings in hot water systems, insulation, and bathrooms.

Asbestos was also used for roofing and plumbing. Carports and garages were also constructed using AC sheeting. Many flat corrugated roofing materials are also contaminated with asbestos. You can enquire from the local council how old your house is to determine if asbestos removal is necessary.

Inspection

If you are not sure whether you need asbestos removal, find a company that performs an inspection before removing the toxic materials. This examination is important to determine whether you have an asbestos problem. The experts will take external and internal property samples and test them in a laboratory.

This lab tests remove the guesswork of trying to determine which element contaminated your home with asbestos. The removalists will learn the risks of performing the removal procedure.

Waste Disposal

Another important factor to consider when hiring an asbestos removal company is their waste disposal method. Asbestos should be disposed of with extreme caution to reduce the risk of exposing humans and the environment to its dangerous effects. Many asbestos removal companies bear a carrier license for transporting the waste material.

Conduct thorough research about the licensing for asbestos removal before searching for a professional. Also, enquire about the company's disposal method and whether it adheres to the required standards of asbestos removal.

In Conclusion

Asbestos has long been used for construction material, but it is also very harmful. The risk of asbestos exposure is highest in construction sites and old homes. If you suspect you have an asbestos problem, hire a local asbestos removal company to mitigate the risk of being exposed. They will help you understand what is needed and get rid of the dangerous material. 

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