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How To Identify Professionals Who Remove Asbestos Safely
Asbestos was a popular construction material before the nineties since it is a good insulator and it is fire resistant. It is however no longer used because once it gets damaged it poses a great risk to your health. Asbestos which is damaged releases fibers which can be inhaled and which can lead to the development of cancerous diseases. If you live or work in a building that was built before the nineties, then you should find out whether the building contains asbestos. You should then get an...

The Process Of Decontaminating Soil From Asbestos
Asbestos is a material that can pose a health risk once its fibers are released into the air. If you inhale asbestos fibers for a long period of time, it can lead to respiratory diseases. When asbestos is present in the soil, it needs to be managed properly to ensure that its fibers do not become airborne. Asbestos can naturally be present in soil or it can be present due to a natural disaster or other reasons. Asbestos soil contamination therefore has to be handled by professionals in order...

How To Manage Asbestos In Soil
Soil can get contaminated with asbestos if a natural disaster occurs or if a demolition of a house containing asbestos was done and the asbestos was not disposed of properly. Asbestos does not pose any risk to health as long as it is in good condition. However, if it is damaged, it can easily become dust and can release asbestos fibers into the air. Asbestos fibers are dangerous because once inhaled, they remain in the lungs and lead to the development of asbestos related diseases. Asbestos...

How Asbestos Affects Your Health
Asbestos was a popular building material before the nineties because of its insulating properties and its resistance to fire. Only later was it discovered that damaged asbestos is a health risk. Asbestos was then discontinued as a construction material. However, buildings which were made in the eighties and before are likely to contain asbestos. If you live in such a home or work in such a building, it is important to have an inspection to check for the presence of asbestos. In case you need...

Safety Measures Used In Asbestos Removal
Many of the structures that were put up before the nineties contained asbestos. At that time, asbestos was a popular construction material. This is because it is a strong material that is fire resistant. It was used as insulation in wood heaters, on electric motor boards and on vinyl floor tiles. Asbestos was also popular in corrugated or flat roof and wall sheeting. Once it was discovered that damaged asbestos is harmful to health, it was no longer used and it became important to get rid of...

How Asbestos Is Safely Removed From The Bathroom
If you live in a home that was built in the eighties or before, chances are that the house contains asbestos. This is because at that time, asbestos was widely used in the construction industry. It was used because it is strong, durable, fire resistant and acts as a good insulator. It was not until the dangers of asbestos were discovered that the material was no longer used. The problem is that majority of the older houses contain asbestos. If you would like to renovate your bathroom, you...

Asbestos Soil Contamination - Safely Managing Soil
The presence of asbestos in the soil can happen due to several reasons. Asbestos is a naturally occurring material that can be found in the environment and hence may be present in soil. It can also be found in soil due to the presence of an abandoned mine or due to asbestos waste that was not properly disposed of. Managing asbestos soil contamination is important in order to ensure that the health risks associated with the release of asbestos fibers into the air are reduced to the bare...

DIY Asbestos Roof Removal Tips
Handy Tips For Your Asbestos Roof Removal Project Health Risks Associated With Asbestos You are probably reading this because you recently found out about the number of asbestos related deaths in the past couple of years, and are looking for ways in which you can remove this risky substance in your own home. Tips To Consider During The Removal Process 1. It is important that you spread a plastic sheet on the ground where the asbestos will be removed from the roof. 2. Wear protective...

Asbestos Soil Contamination Risks And Management
Risks Involved With Asbestos Soil Contamination And How To Manage It Why Is Asbestos Harmful? Asbestos as a substance has been recently linked to several respiratory diseases, including lung cancer. As awareness has been created of the dangers of asbestos, an increasing number of people are choosing to do away with it altogether. This may not be as feasible as it sounds because asbestos easily becomes airborne and is present in the water, soil and air. However, reducing large amounts of...

Methods Of And Precautions To Take During Asbestos Removal
The World Health Organization (WHO) recognized the high health risks posed by asbestos all around the world in 2006. The International Labor Organization (ILO) 2006 resolved to restructure global efforts for total eradication of asbestos use in the days to come. This would act as a measure to guarantee workers of their safety and good health. Asbestos Containing Materials (ACMs) should not cause any worry at all provided they are not broken or tampered with. ACMs should only be touched when...

Asbestos Roof Removal - Safe Removal For Good Health
It is always relaxing to know that you are safe in the building where you stay or work. If you are a parent, keeping your family safe should definitely be one of your highest priorities. As an employer, you are also concerned about the health and safety of your employees. If you have discovered that your roof is made from asbestos, there is no need to panic. Asbestos roof removal can be done safely and professionally by experts who will be happy to offer you the service. Asbestos As Building...

Important Steps To Successful Asbestos Roof Removal
Asbestos is a building material that was used in the past for roofing in both commercial and residential buildings. In Australia, people living in the old buildings, which have been constructed using any material containing asbestos, are currently working on removing the asbestos. Asbestos materials that are present on the roof of any building pose a very high risk to both the external environment and residents around the area. Asbestos mixed with cement may chip off the roof and fall off the...

Tips On How To Manage Asbestos Soil Contamination
Asbestos is a mineral that forms naturally in the soil and consists of tiny fibres. If tampered with, the mineral produces dust containing asbestos. These asbestos fibres should not be inhaled by human beings as they cause a lot of health problems. A research study carried out in Vienna General Hospital confirms that asbestos causes life-threatening illnesses. Asbestos has been known over the years to cause serious illnesses. Here are several complications associated with asbestos: 1....

Tips On Safe Asbestos Roof Removal
Removing asbestos is quite a hard task, especially because of the risks that come with exposure. This is despite the fact that asbestos is a fibrous mineral with great properties. It's a very strong and durable material, a good insulator, and can help in fireproofing. Due to its many useful benefits, asbestos was used widely in building of houses and offices in the late 1930s to the 1970s. Its use was banned because the material was found to cause serious irreversible health conditions....

6 Tips On How To Find The Best Asbestos Removal Contractor
If you have asbestos in your home or office building, it's important that you have it removed before it causes you more harm. Asbestos is a group of minerals that occur naturally in the environment as bundles of fibres. These fibres, if separated, make thin durable threads that are resistant to chemicals and heat. Why Asbestos Exposure Should Be Avoided Asbestos has been known to be very harmful to human beings. Tiny asbestos fibres are released into the air once the asbestos is disturbed....

What You Need To Know For Safe Asbestos Removal
Asbestos was widely used in the 1970s for insulation, flooring, and roofing in most residential homes and offices in Australia and other countries. Over the years though, people started removing such asbestos from their buildings because it's a health risk to human beings. When asbestos products weaken, they begin to emit fibres into the air that pose a high risk. When breathed in, the fibres cause long term harm to people. The risks involved are breathing complications, asbestosis and lung...

Precautions To Take In Asbestos Soil Contamination
Soil contamination occurs when asbestos materials are left lying on the ground without any form of packaging. This asbestos soil contamination usually happens when the materials are disposed off carelessly by people trying to avoid the cost that comes with hiring licensed asbestos contractors, and instead decide to do the task themselves. Friable asbestos is the type of asbestos commonly found in soil contaminated with asbestos. This is because it's loose and light in weight, thus making it...

3 Ways To Carry Out Bathroom Asbestos Removal
Asbestos was used in buildings in the 1940s to the 1980s in Australia. The material is known for its durability, insulation and fire resistance. However, it has been noted that the material causes more harm than good and is no longer recommended for use in buildings. In fact, the Australian Workers Union is campaigning for the removal of all materials containing asbestos from Australia by the year 2030. Materials containing asbestos in the bathroom are likely to be found on floors, walls and...

Bathroom Asbestos Removal: What Are The Facts?
Many people in Australia know too well how dangerous asbestos can be. This is partly because of the campaign run by The Australian Workers Union to remove all asbestos materials from Australia by 2030. AWU has been educating Australians on the dangers of asbestos and encouraging them to have it removed from their houses. Asbestos, a silicate mineral, is highly resistant to heat and fire. It can also be used as an insulator. The bathroom is usually wet and that's why asbestos is commonly found...

Essentials Of Bathroom Asbestos Removal
In the bathroom, the most likely places to find asbestos or asbestos containing material (ACM) are on the walls, fittings and floors, where it is used as a compound in adhesive material to bond vinyl tiles, and as part of the material used to make bath tubs and vinyl wallpaper. The main reason why it was commonly used in the shower is because it is water resistant. Depending on the size of the bathroom, the removal could be classified as either large scale or small scale. Removing asbestos from...

Advice Regarding DIY Safe Bathroom Asbestos Removal
Asbestos is a cover name ascribed to a group of naturally forming fibrous materials. Though previously extensively used, asbestos is currently restricted in its usage. From the mid of the 1940 to the 80s, it was commonly used in a lot of domestic household appliances goods and building products, owing to its strength and being heat resistant. Today, its removal is being recommended in some situations, especially if it gets broken so as to release harmful fibres into the air. Common Bathroom...

Methods And Precautions For Bathroom Asbestos Removal
Asbestos was widely utilized in building materials from the 1940s to the late 1980s. The material was employed owing to it being durable, fire resistant and a very efficient substance for insulating. It was and remains a common feature in the majority of older homes. However, now that the health risks associated with its usage have been recognized, asbestos is no longer being mined or being promoted in Australia. From the start of 2004, it is no longer even being imported or used in any...

Bathroom Asbestos Removal Facts
Asbestos can be defined as a mineral substance that comes in fiber form. Experts can identify it through visual inspection using a microscope. Unskilled people, on the other hand, can only identify it only if it is labeled. It was a common fiber used on building material thanks to its outstanding strength and heat resisting properties. However, after the late 80s, studies showed it was a very harmful fiber that had the potential of causing severe diseases. That is, if the fibers were disturbed,...

Asbestos Removal Explained
Many homes and commercial establishments in Australia built before 1980 were built using cement mixed with asbestos externally, either on the roofs, gutters and wall claddings or internally in bathroom fittings as a component of wallpaper or bonding material on floor and wall tiles. Though mostly friable (tightly bound) asbestos was used, with time, extreme weather conditions like heavy rains or strong winds and activities like demolition and renovation may loosen the material on the roofs or...

Asbestos Soil Contamination And Safe Removal
Asbestos might be found in the soil on any kind of property. For instance, it could be present since buildings which contained asbestos materials were not pulled down and disposed of appropriately or because asbestos-contaminated soils were used as fill material or as top soil. When in the soil, asbestos is a health risk if the fibres become airborne such that they get inhaled, especially for prolonged periods. Extended exposure to asbestos fibres can cause lung cancer, mesothelioma, and...

Asbestos Removal: Why An Asbestos Register Is So Important
The asbestos register is an important source of information that professionals always refer to before any asbestos removal project. According to requirements by the Workplace Health and Safety Regulations 2008, an asbestos register must be available for all workplace buildings that were constructed earlier than 1st January 1990. Moreover, the only buildings that are exempt form having such a register should have been constructed after 31st December 2003, have no identified asbestos and have no...

The Process Of Bathroom Asbestos Removal Without A License
The process of bathroom asbestos removal may require class A or B licenses or none at all. The particular steps in a removal project will depend on the licensing requirement. Here is an overview of the steps involved in a removal project that doesn't require licensing (based on guidelines provided by Safe Work Australia): Removal Process That Doesn't Require Licensing The steps involved in this process are quite simple, since the scope of such a project is small. In such a situation, you're...

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