Asbestos was used in the construction of many homes and businesses. Some items still contain small amounts of the mineral. What happens if your home or business contains this hazardous material? What is the removal process like? If your home or business does have asbestos, the process will need to be started as soon as possible, as it is hazardous to your health and can cause cancer and even death.
The first step in the process will be an asbestos test. This test will be completed by a certified asbestos removal professional. This test can tell if your home or business contains asbestos. If it does, you will come up with a plan of action with the company.
You will Need to Vacate the Premises
If there is asbestos inside your home, you will be asked to leave. You will need to take your family, including pets, and find somewhere safe to stay. A certified asbestos removal company will not let you inside the home until all asbestos fibers have been removed
The next step will be the actual removal of the contaminated materials. A certified team will go through your home removing locating and removing it wherever it may be hiding. They will have special equipment and suits to protect themselves from the fibers. It is important that they handle the asbestos fibers properly, as the fibers can easily move from one room to the next. Once removed they will dispose of it safely. You need special certifications and licensing to perform this type of work.
Once the removal process is complete, another asbestos inspection will be performed on your home. This is to ensure all the materials are removed and that it is safe for you and your family to return home. This inspection is completed by a team that has been specially trained in this area.