Asbestos sheets were once very popular materials used in construction. So if your house was built during 1940 -1980, then there is a chance that your house contains asbestos. Since asbestos was cheap and effective, it was widely used during that time. But in the 1980s it was discovered that asbestos was dangerous to people’s health.
Construction workers, upon being exposed to asbestos, faced a lot of health problems. Long term exposure can cause lung cancer, too. It thus became a hazardous material ever since; and asbestos removal become crucial. Professional Asbestos removal Brisbane make sure they remove the asbestos content from your home effectively. But then, non-professional asbestos removers can take care of it well. There are restrictions, of course. Here are a few things that non-professional asbestos removers should consider:
Things to Avoid
When you want to remove asbestos in your home by yourself, you have to take a few important precautions. First things first: Get the material tested by a reputable laboratory to see if it really contains asbestos. Never use power tools, harsh cutting discs, compressed air and high-pressure hoses.
Make sure you don’t walk on folded asbestos roofs, as there is a high possibility of falling through it. Also, make sure never to leave any asbestos products lying around in the garden; and work on removing it only in ventilated regions. In addition to this, always wear a protective gear that includes oxygen mask.
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