If you didn’t know, asbestos still lingers in many older homes and buildings. Because of its durability and heat resistance, asbestos was the perfect material for numerous construction needs. Living in an older home does not necessarily mean that you’re in immediate danger of asbestos. As long as asbestos is intact and not damaged in some way, your home is technically safe.
Toxic fibers may become airborne as asbestos products age, as well as when they are disturbed. If the toxic fibers are disturbed and become airborne, you may be dangerously exposed. You can take action by hiring a certified asbestos professional to test for the presence of asbestos and take action to remove the toxin safely. The removal of asbestos is called asbestos abatement.
After you have found an asbestos abatement company, Like Infinity Abatement, you should be aware of the asbestos removal process to aid in ensuring that the toxic mineral is handled in the proper manner.
Here are some guidelines to follow for the removal process:
Know the Plan
You should receive a written contract that details the company’s plans before any work begins. Make sure the contract includes cleanup as well as an expectation of all the federal, state, and local regulations that the company must abide-by for removing, transporting and disposing of the toxin.
The site should be clearly marked as a hazardous area as the removal begins. The area needs to be completely sealed off from the rest of the house with plastic sheets. Contractors should also shut off the heating and air conditioning system to prevent fibers from potentially spreading to other rooms.
Handling Asbestos Waste
During removal and cleanup, all asbestos material should be wet down to prevent loose fibers from spreading or becoming airborne. It is also important that workers do not break removed materials into smaller pieces for easier cleanup because doing so would release dangerous fibers into the air.
To prevent contamination of other areas in your house, all asbestos-containing materials must be properly sealed and labeled in heavy-duty plastic bags, as well as clothing that the workers wear and equipment used. The worksite needs to remain clean and free of debris. Regular vacuums should not be used during the cleanup because they can spread lingering asbestos dust. Instead, clean the area with HEPA vacuums and thoroughly clean the area with wet mops and rags.
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