May 19, 2024

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The Importance of Hiring Professional Asbestos Removal

Hiring professional asbestos removal companies to perform asbestos removal in your home is probably one of the wisest things you can do. Not only do you get a professional crew that has the proper equipment, training, and experience to safely remove the hazardous materials without endangering yourself, but professional asbestos removal teams can also evaluate your home for future asbestos mitigation. They can advise you as to what the best course of action would be for your situation. For example, if you have already started the process of asbestos abatement, and are waiting on state and federal officials to decide on the safe way to treat old asbestos, then a removal company could suggest to you what you need to do next to ensure that you don’t waste any more of your time or money abatement.

Asbestos abatement process

When you hire a professional asbestos removal company to come to your home to perform the final asbestos abatement process, there are several steps they must take to safely do so. First, a professional asbestos removal company will come to your house and shut off your HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning, etc.) systems, and seals, so that no airborne fibers are released into your living space. Next, they will dispose of any asbestos waste products they have collected. Lastly, once the professional asbestos removal crew removed any remaining asbestos debris from your residence, they will bag and dispose of it safely.

Inspections

Inspections are critical when it comes to the removal of asbestos. An inspection is done before the service is begun. Inspectors will look for asbestos material during the HVAC system’s maintenance checkup and once the HVAC is turned off. During this same visit, a non-destructive test is performed on the ceiling, attic, floor slab, windows, doors, and any interior penetrations. If there are any areas where demolition or repair is needed, the inspector will perform the work first and then refer you to a professional asbestos removal company for further work.

It is recommended to wear protective gear such as aprons and gloves when dealing with asbestos-containing materials. These materials can contain up to ten times the amount of asbestos particles per square inch, so a significant level of protection is needed. Asbestos fibers can become airborne during the HVAC process and these fibers can become airborne even when the air is clear of other airborne debris.

Qualified to conduct asbestos removal

It is essential to hire a company that is qualified to conduct asbestos abatement or removal work. Many companies that are performing the process “as-is” are not qualified or licensed to do so and could potentially release dangerous materials into the air. There is also the possibility of releasing asbestos fibers into the soil during the removal process, which can be harmful to human health and the environment. Companies that specialize in this type of work have the equipment and training necessary to remove all asbestos-containing materials.

When hiring a professional asbestos removal company, you need to ask about their ability to conduct a thorough chemical contamination survey before they begin any removal work. In many cases, asbestos materials will be present in the area that they will be working in, so it is essential to know whether or not they can adequately address the materials present. You will also need to ensure that they will provide you with a written asbestos removal work plan. When choosing an asbestos abatement professional, you want to choose a company that has a strong record of safety and compliance with the law.