In the last article we explained how asbestos-containing materials used in a home’s construction may actually be safe to leave as they are, although asbestos removal specialists should really be called in to survey the situation, so you can have total peace of mind about those living in your household.
The following are other important things to bear in mind with regards to safe asbestos removal in domestic situations.
Firstly, as badly-damaged asbestos materials have the potential to release dangerous fibres into the atmosphere, it is always advisable to contact licensed contractors to deal with this kind of problem.
This is because their operatives are trained at removing these materials in the safest possible manner and so are often put forward by local environmental health officers in undertaking this type of work.
It is important to remember that if you attempted to remove asbestos installed in a property for fire protection purposes, you need to ensure that once it has been taken away, a suitable replacement is found. The asbestos removal specialist will be able to recommend a non-asbestos-containing equivalent product.
To recap, it is always best not to disturb or damage further any asbestos which is currently in a good condition.