Asbestos removal specialists in New South Wales (NSW) and throughout Australia are working diligently to restore safe living and working environments for people across the continent. Asbestos was widely used for many business, industrial, and residential applications for over one hundred years. Historical uses of asbestos date to thousands of years ago. It was used for fire-proof and flame-retardant textiles, building materials, and insulation.
However, this highly versatile and protective material comes with very high health risks
Many people exposed to asbestos developed lung diseases, such as benign pleural lung disease, asbestosis, lung cancer, and mesothelioma. These asbestos-related lung diseases have few symptoms (benign pleural disease) to fatal consequences (mesothelioma). These diseases are caused by inhaling asbestos particles over a long time. The largest “at risk” group includes asbestos workers and family members who came in contact with asbestos-contaminated materials, such as work clothes.
Asbestos in the home and workplace puts everyone at risk. Even if you are not physically handling the materials, they are extremely hazardous. Asbestos materials can flake into small particles, which create respiratory hazards.
Asbestos particles can be extremely small, which contributes to increased health risks. The small particles can easily become airborne during manufacturing, installation, and removal processes. The particles can be inhaled and become embedded in the lungs. Over many years, a serious lung disease may develop.
The irony of asbestos is that the chemical and physical properties of the mineral that allow it be an extremely protective material also makes it an extremely dangerous health risk.
You should make every effort to make your home or business a safe place for your family or employees. Asbestos removal specialists can assess your building and property for the presence of asbestos. If asbestos is present, the specialists can provide you with an asbestos remediation plan and the asbestos removal costs.
Each asbestos remediation plan is designed for your specific needs. The asbestos removal costs will vary upon your unique situation.
Common asbestos materials in your home and workplace include, but are not limited to:
• Ceiling tiles
• Floor tiles
• Pipe insulation
• Roofing insulation
• Roofing shingles
• Wall insulation
Asbestos removal specialists are well-trained and highly-skilled at safely removing these hazardous materials. They follow all the governmental regulations and use the all the proper and necessary safety equipment and precautions.
For everyone’s safety, it is not recommended for untrained individuals to remove asbestos materials from their home or business. Only trained, licensed, and insured asbestos removal specialists should perform asbestos remediation on your property.
Asbestos removal specialists can answer all your questions and address your concerns related to asbestos remediation and asbestos removal on your property. Your primary concern should always be the health and safety of your family and employees. The health and safety benefits outweigh the asbestos removal costs.
Disclaimer: This article is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to diagnose or treat any disease or illness. Anyone who has health-related concerns and questions about asbestosis or other health conditions should seek advice from a fully licensed health or medical professional as soon as possible.