Asbestos was a standard building material until the early 1980s when it was banned. Asbestos was known for its great features, for instance, fire resistance which was the main reason behind its popularity. But before its ban, many people perished of breathing-related problems, and it was after many deaths that experts determined the cause. Therefore, if you have asbestos-containing materials (ACM) in your building or house, you should be worried about your health and that of your family or other occupants. The only way to be sure is to hire asbestos inspection and testing services from a reputable SA asbestos removal company.
If you live in an old house or own an old building, then the chances are that there are ACMs. Since asbestos is not harmful until it is fibrous, you need to contact an asbestos company to inspect and test the air. If your property is deemed unsafe because of the presence of asbestos, the expert will then advise what to do, and in most cases is to initiate an asbestos removal process. Although you can do asbestos removal on your own, there are many risks involved. Even with the kits that are available in major stores, you can never be too sure that you are doing it right. Besides, you do not want to expose anyone or dispose of the ACM wrongly. There are guidelines on how to dispose of asbestos-containing materials, and if you violate this, you will end up in jail for exposing other people to risks.
Once it gets determined that your house is unsafe, the right thing to do is contact an SA asbestos removal company. The experts have the tools, experience and protective gear to ensure that the removal process is safe and flawless. They will advise you to vacate the house as they do the removal and advice you on how many days you need to be away. All these are to keep you safe from asbestos fibres. Once the removal of asbestos is complete, the experts are responsible for disposing of the ACM. They have been in the industry, and so they know how to do it without having issues with the authorities which keep everyone safe.
Asbestos removal is a matter of life and death; you have to ensure that you are working with the right asbestos experts. Since there are many such service providers, ensure that the SA asbestos removal company you’re working with has a good reputation and the proper papers to offer such services. Check with the local authority if the company is registered and if they meet the industry standards. If you compromise the hiring process, you will be compromising the health of your family and other house or building occupants.