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How to Avoid Unsafe Asbestos Removal

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How to Avoid Unsafe Asbestos Extraction and Removal

In the past, asbestos was used in building materials and consumer goods because it was cheap and durable. However, due to its adverse health risks, it is no longer used. When attempting asbestos removal, you need to follow some rules and regulations to prevent health risks. Due to potential health risks, homeowners should not remove asbestos on their own.

Why is Asbestos Removal Critical?

Exposure to asbestos can lead to several diseases, including mesothelioma and lung cancer. The danger comes from the fact that your naked eye cannot see the toxic fibers in the air. This implies that you might not realize the exposure risk. Unfortunately, inhaled fibers can stick to the linings of your organs and cause health issues years later. This is the reason why you need to remove asbestos safely.

The Asbestos Removal Process

When you hire a professional, they can assess the amount of damage and make suggestions. For instance, they can recommend encapsulating the material or removing it. The encapsulation process ensures that you are sealing the material, and fibers won’t escape. If the damage or exposure risk is high, you will need to remove the material. Keep in mind that removal is much more expensive than encapsulation.

Before removing asbestos, it’s essential to hire a professional to take samples of material in question. A licensed professional can perform a visual inspection and take samples for analysis. A lab analyzes these samples to determine the exact content.

How Can ASAP Restoration Help?

If you discover asbestos on your property, it’s critical to remove it safely. At ASAP Restoration, we have the license and qualifications to handle asbestos issues. Moreover, our thorough process takes care of all traces of asbestos. If needed, we collect samples from your property before we schedule removal. Additionally, our asbestos removal process ensures minimal health risks. Feel free to call us at 480-409-5481 to set up a free home inspection.