All You Need to Know About Asbestos Removal

Asbestos is a mineral fiber that was used in various products to provide strength, heat insulation, and fireproofing,  however, later it was discovered that asbestos was causing health hazard which was the reason why it was banned back in 2003. The main application area of asbestos before it was banned, was in construction, which means that there are many buildings and houses that contain asbestos which makes asbestos removal very important.

In the process of asbestos removal, a team of specialists is sent to the site. HEPA filters are installed that suck air out of the rooms while generating a negative air pressure. This prevents air from escaping to any other place other than the one which needs asbestos removal. The team of specialists is equipped with respirators, gloves, and disposable suits. Initially, any place that contains asbestos, such as floorboards, roofing, vinyl floor tiles, etc is cut into small manageable sections and then sent to the removal company where they are sealed and discarded into a special seal dumpster that is designed specifically for the asbestos product. Once this is done, the room is cleaned and vacuumed and any remaining debris is disposed of in plastic bags.

It is very important that the asbestos removal team dispose of their suits and take a shower immediately. Usually, the team brings a portable shower at the site to avoid any possible health hazards. They are only allowed to put on their regular clothing once they have taken a shower.

To make sure that all of the asbestos is removed from the site a Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) or a Phase Contrast Microscopy (PCM) is performed. No one is allowed on site without special equipment and suits unless these tests are performed.

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