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Asbestos Removal – A Deadly Job

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There are many dangerous and even deadly jobs in the world. Asbestos removal or abatement is one of them. Exposure to asbestos can be dangerous not only for you or your family, but also for the asbestos removal technicians.

You will often see technicians wearing protective gear such as face masks, shoe covers, respirators, hard hats and full-body coveralls.

Asbestos removal is a crucial process to eliminate the health hazards associated with exposure. Trained technicians use protective gear to safely seal and isolate the work area. Abatement involves careful removal, disposal, and cleaning to prevent airborne asbestos particles. Long-term exposure to asbestos can lead to severe health issues, including mesothelioma and respiratory diseases.

Asbestos Elimination Specifics

At first glance, asbestos seemed like a perfect solutions for the construction industry, both residential and commercial. But as time passed by, and we started gathering more and more information. We’ve also learned that this substance can be incredibly dangerous especially if it becomes airborne.

The tinny little fibers become airborne, they can easily enter your system through your lungs or skin. And once they start building up, they can cause scar tissue. The symptoms of asbestos exposure might not be visible right away.

Long-term exposure can lead to lung disease, genetic damage and even cancer. So it’s important that your approach towards asbestos removal is serious and professional. Many construction projects, both commercial and residential, initially incorporated asbestos.

Safety Precautions To Exercise

In the 70s, asbestos was popular in construction. Then the EPA limited its use, ultimately banning it in many products by 1986. The government passed the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act to address places where asbestos poses a high risk.

Asbestos, the leading cause of mesothelioma cancer, harms health with long exposure. Prolonged exposure also raises the risk of other cancers and severe pulmonary diseases.

For safe asbestos removal, technicians must wear proper protective gear to safeguard themselves and the environment. Attempting asbestos elimination without professional assistance is unsafe. Ensure you have the right equipment, tools, knowledge, and experience.

If unsure about asbestos in your home or office, contact us for testing and necessary asbestos abatement. If your home is already dealing with deadly asbestos, contact ASAP Restoration for help today!