Dealing with asbestos is never a walk in the park and is advisable that you seek the help of licensed asbestos removalist if you want to get rid of them. However, there are those who are after saving even the tiniest of cash and would prefer to get rid of them by themselves. It may seem simple, but you may end up with a very horrific turn out of events. Unprofessional removal of asbestos will not only pose a threat to you and your loved ones but also, there is a higher chance of it causing damage to the affected area.
Some of the Horrors of Asbestos Removal include;
Wearing a Basic Dust Mask:
Removing asbestos is hazardous and wearing just a basic dust mask may never work well for you. With a basic mask, there is a possibility of penetration of some fibre particles via the edges. It is therefore important to wear protective clothing and if possible, they should be disposable such that once you are done you permanently get rid of those clothes. Asbestos is known to cause horrific diseases such as mesothelioma and even cancer, it would be best if you put your health first.
Facing Lawsuits and Fines:
Shortcuts are always known to be dangerous, you are likely to face a lawsuit and get charged very expensive fines for not following the specifications and requirements as per the health and safety regulations. This may not be worth the risk since the fine you will pay is higher than the cash you would have used to hire licensed removers.
Use of Power Tools or Water Blast:
Removing asbestos using power tools or by blasting them with water under high pressure may be a quicker method, but this is even riskier. The power tools and high pressure of water will only increase the number of dust particles that will help circulate the fibres making them spread wider.
It would be advisable to seek the licensed asbestos removalist to avoid placing your health at risk. You may think of saving but the after results may even be costlier, so make the right choice by giving Southstar Asbestos Removals a ring at 0421 452 711.