Asbestos is a mineral that was commonly used for its insulation abilities in the some fifty years ago. A lot of construction was done with asbestos at the time; the mineral was mixed into the cement. Asbestos was then found to be a cancer causing substance. People fell ill with diseases like mesothelioma cancer. As a result, Asbestos is now banned in countries across the world, and seriously controlled in others. It is important to understand, that if you suspect any asbestos materials in your home, office or business building, call a professional who’ll then test your walls or whatever material you suspect. If they are found to have asbestos, allow a professional to handle the removal of asbestos instead of doing it yourself.
Asbestos material is safest when it is not broken, or crushed. This is because Asbestos dust is harmful to your health. Don’t damage asbestos material, in essence, don’t do the following:
- Don’t work on asbestos material with power tools, don’t cut it, or sand it.
- Don’t use a high-pressured hose on the material, or even compressed air, it will damage the asbestos.
- If your roof is made with asbestos cement, don’t walk on it, you might fall through and get infected.
- If your asbestos is removed from the premises, make sure it’s not found in your garden, or yard, where it will be damaged.
If you must handle asbestos, it is advisable to work in a well-ventilated room. Keep the material soaked with water in order to stop dust and harmful fibers. Keep the asbestos material intact at all costs, and ask a professional to remove it for you.
When you want to dispose of asbestos, please call a rubbish removal service like Outrate, and inquire for a specialized bin. Do not place asbestos in a regular skip bin used for other rubbish. Mishandling asbestos can lead to health problems, if not yours, others who live close to you, and even your neighbors. At Outrate Rubbish Removal Brisbane, we advise you call our staff, and let them know if you have asbestos waste in your property. Our staff will direct you in the correct manner to remove asbestos waste, and they’ll provide the drums and bins needed. Handle Asbestos Waste with absolute care.