We have all heard that removing asbestos ourselves can be dangerous to our health, yet every month we see another person try to dispose of asbestos into our standard skips. So what do you need to know about the removal of asbestos to help make an educated decision?
Why Is Asbestos So Dangerous?
Asbestos is made up of several different fibre particles which, when pulled together, offer a fantastic building material that is both flexible and resistant to heat, electricity and corrosion. It can also be used to increase the strength of other building materials such as cement.
However, these fibres when ingested or inhaled can cause inflammation and scarring internally. Exposure to asbestos has been linked to several diseases, including cancer. The most common and well-known asbestos-related illness is mesothelioma, but others include COPD, pleuritis, asbestosis and pleural effusions.
This means that the inhalation or ingestion of these fibres, particularly over time, can be fatal.
With many people risking the removal of asbestos themselves, they often believe that wearing a mask and taking it straight outside leaves them with very little exposure, thus allowing them to be safe. However, this doesn’t account for any damaged asbestos fibres floating around the home.
When removing asbestos, it can become fragile to releasing fibres. These fibres can attach themselves to any manner of things around the home, including both hard and soft furnishings.
We often find that when individuals have attempted a removal themselves, they often leave some asbestos behind. Over time this can release further fibres into the air, harming both you and your family, and the effects on young children are significant.
Disposing of Asbestos
Asbestos waste cannot be disposed of with other types of waste. This material is required to be disposed of in a controlled manner by qualified and trained professionals, allowing for the appropriate disposal every time.
Our team of experts will enter your property, with appropriate hazard protection clothing. They will also seal off any areas of your home as necessary to stop airborne fibres from entering areas that could cause an issue.
Once the area has been protected, the asbestos will be delicately removed, causing as little damage and minimal disruption where possible to reduce airborne fibres. This will then be placed straight into an asbestos safe, sealable bag, ready to be transported.
After our team have collected all the asbestos that they can possibly find, they will ensure that the area is made safe for your family to return without the risk of fibres.
When our team of experts leave your property, they will head towards the local asbestos waste facility where they can legally and safely dispose of the asbestos bags.
The facility will then take these bags to a dedicated location where they will be buried to reduce the risk of future contamination and risk of fibres entering the air.
We understand that you will still have questions relating to the removal and disposal of asbestos materials. Please get in touch with us directly to discuss any questions or concerns that you may have, and we will be happy to address these directly with you.
If you are looking for asbestos removal, look no further than skip hire Stoke on Trent from Staffordshire Skip Hire. We are a licensed asbestos removal company, contracted to remove and dispose of asbestos material in a secure and safe environment.