Finding out that your home has asbestos can be a terrifying experience. Your home is the place where you should feel the most secure and safe, not at risk. If your home has tested positive for asbestos-containing materials, they will need to be removed as soon as possible to ensure you and your family’s safety. Below, we will discuss the asbestos removal process to help you better understand the process that will be completed in your home.
What is the Asbestos Removal Process?
Asbestos removal or abatement is a very comprehensive process that can take several days to complete, depending on the extent of asbestos on the property. During the asbestos removal process, you will be asked to vacate the premises. This is for your safety. Asbestos fibers can quickly move throughout a home and expose everyone. It is safer for only the asbestos removal specialist to be in the area where removal is taking place.
Once you have exited the premises, the asbestos removal professional will begin the removal process. The process starts with the asbestos removal professionals sealing the area where they will start removing the asbestos. They will wear protective clothing and respirators to ensure they are not exposed during removal. Once the area is sealed, they will begin to remove the asbestos-containing materials. As it is removed, it will be sealed to ensure no asbestos fibers escape the area. Asbestos removal and disposal require specific licenses to ensure the safety of everyone. It is illegal to remove or dispose of asbestos without the proper licenses. Once the asbestos is removed from the property, an asbestos inspection will be completed. This inspection is completed to ensure all asbestos has been removed and that it is safe to enter your home or other property.
Once removal is completed, and you are allowed to return, you can rest assured knowing that you and your family are protected against asbestos exposure. If your home has asbestos, it is crucial that you have it removed as soon as possible, as exposure is likely and has lasting damages to your health, including cancer.