How To Remove Asbestos
Asbestos are naturally occurring fibrous material that used to be incorporated into fabrics or mixed with cement for insulation purposes be it electrical or building. As it’s highly dangerous and life threatening if disturbed, the material has been in the UK since 1999, however there are some exceptions. If you happen to reside in a house that has been in existence prior to 1980, then there is a chance your house contains some asbestos. You may discover it in your home when carrying out some DIY tasks or renovation. And once you do, you should waste no time in having it removed as the longer you’re exposed to it, the more life threatening it becomes.
Removal of asbestos is a task you should never try to do by yourself as it becomes harmful when disturbed. In an event whereby you suspect something to be asbestos, do not touch but rather have it isolated and call in a specialist for help. So it’s therefore not recommended to attempt asbestos removal as a DIY project unless you’re are experienced in the techniques below:
✓ Before you get started, it’s crucial to wear the necessary protective gear. These include wearing a respirator, a disposable coverall, disposable rubber gloves, rubber boots as well as safety eye goggles. And ensure that you remove all protective gear clothing and gear before exiting the containment area.
✓ Remove the materials and place in asbestos waste disposal bags
✓ Ensure to remove the asbestos without breaking it up.
✓ Make use of double bag and seal all debris containing asbestos.
✓ Wipe down all surfaces with a damp cloth
✓ Fold and roll the polyethylene sheeting on the floor and dispose them same way as the debris - double bag and seal.
✓ Clean all tools and equipments used.
✓ When done, ensure to wash face, hands and bathe thoroughly.