What do I do now?
OK, so you’ve identified what you think is asbestos in your home and you want to know your options – right?
Your options are pretty straight forward, leave it alone and live with the concerns you already have, or remove it and enjoy the peace of mind that it’s one less potential hazard you and your family are exposed to.
The number one question we get asked is should I get rid of it?
The answer is not so straight forward…
Studies show that these products, if left undisturbed, may not present a significant health risk provided the material is in reasonable condition. If the asbestos fibres remain firmly bound in a solid matrix, you may not need to remove the asbestos-containing product.
Even weathered asbestos roofing may not release many airborne fibres unless the material is disturbed or handled in a way that promotes the release of fibres. Health problems usually occur when people are unaware of the hazards of working with asbestos-containing products. The important point is to always work so there is minimal release of dust or small particles from the asbestos containing material.
Asbestos becomes a health risk when large amounts of asbestos fibres are released into the air and inhaled. People generally start to consider removing the asbestos when they want to do have work done on their home and they are told by the electrician or plumber etc that they aren’t going near the job until the asbestos is removed! The problem with waiting until this happens is that the work you want done will be delayed until the removal process can begin, as government approval is required for all asbestos work over 10 metres square it can take days to get the paperwork processed and that can be costly if you’ve got tradesman charging you for the downtime!
The BEST way to avoid exposure to any potential hazard is to remove the hazard from your environment. The SAFEST way to do that is employ licensed and qualified experts. That’s where we come in!
We can assess the product(s) in question, test them if necessary and give you an obligation free quote to safely remove the asbestos product from your home and dispose of it accordingly.
The choice is yours.
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