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What Does Asbestos Removal Look Like?

June 15, 2022

The time has come for you to move into your new home. You’ve packed up all your personal belongings, you’ve shuttled your family into the car, and you’ve made your way into your new house.

You begin to settle in and unpack all your boxes, but then you find that you start to feel sick over the next few weeks. You’re not sure what’s going on, and you’re wondering if you’re imagining things… only to eventually find out that your new and beautiful home is suffering from an infestation of asbestos!

Asbestos risk requires immediate attention

Unfortunately, if you find asbestos in your home, this is a very serious thing that needs to be handled immediately. Asbestos is a carcinogen, which means it can cause cancer if you leave it untouched in your house.

Don’t put your family at risk! The minute that you think you might have asbestos in your home, you should call a professional about getting it removed.

Asbestos removal requires professional help

The news keeps getting worse and worse – removing asbestos is almost as dangerous as leaving it in your house. However, do not take this to mean that you should leave the asbestos in your house and hope for the best.

What this means is that, unless you are a licensed and trained professional, you should not attempt to remove the asbestos from your house.

Get a licensed and trained professional to do the work for you!

What is involved in removing asbestos

The team of licensed and trained professionals (we really cannot stress this enough) will likely use the following steps when it comes to removing your asbestos. 

Also, a quick note – you are unlikely to be able to live in your home when the asbestos is being removed, so please keep that in mind and factor a secondary living location into your asbestos removal costs.

Coming Up with a Plan

Whichever professionals you work with aren’t going to start the project without having a good idea of what they’re getting themselves into. They will typically come up with an idea for how to treat the area, prepare the area for removal, and plan for how to clean up in the aftermath. They will follow all regulation health laws so as not to put your family at risk!

Preparing the Workspace

The professionals will do everything they can to shut down the central heating system. This means they will likely seal the air ducts, disable the HVAC system, and protect any potential areas that the asbestos might land on with thick plastic sheets and a high-tech filtration system.

Before they can even begin, an industrial hygienist will come and ensure that all their preparations are completely up to code.

Removing the Asbestos

The professionals will now remove the asbestos, using hand tools, wet removal processes, and other well-practiced functions. They will be wearing protective clothing and respirators/filtration systems to protect themselves. The removed asbestos will be stored in secure containers for decontamination and disposal.

Cleanup

The professionals will use high-powered and high-efficiency tools (vacuums, HEPA filters, etc.) to make sure that there is no further risk of asbestos filters or contaminants in your house. The industrial hygienist will return and confirm that the house is no longer contaminated. Only once the hygienist has given the all-clear will the professionals deconstruct their work area. Then, you can move back in and not have to worry about asbestos making you sick!

Looking for a Professional?

If you are already looking for a professional to come and remove your asbestos, do yourself a favor and call us at RidAway so that we can remove the asbestos from your house. 

Rather than live in such a detrimental health area, you’re going to want to make sure that you get the asbestos removed as quickly and safely as possible.

If you have any questions about asbestos, asbestos risks, asbestos removal, etc., don’t hesitate to contact us immediately.

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