As removal of asbestos is considered a hazardous process, there are contractors who are licensed and have the right equipment and methods to handle the removal of such construction material. This becomes a necessity where asbestos was used in older structures or buildings which are undergoing renovation. Usually, contractors who have been in the construction business and have gained certification in working with hazardous materials and handling processes would be the right certified personnel to take on such job assignments.
Dangers of Asbestos:
This was a construction material that was considered a standard substance to use in earlier times. Many ceiling tiles are made of asbestos and still in use in different countries. The material was found to have heat retardant properties which help to provide insulation and energy saving aspects to different homes and buildings. However, the health hazards that the material has brought to the lives of many have made this material a potential hazard. In many countries, governments have taken initiatives to train contractors on the hazardous effects of this construction material and the special care and supervision that are required in handling such materials wherever they are found as well as how to dispose of the same.
It has been found that the material over time releases minute fibers of the material into the air that is a major pollutant and has harmful effects on the lungs of those who inhale it. The material has been linked to several tumors based and other debilitating diseases that have no cure.
How asbestos removal takes place?
Experienced and certified contractors ensure that their workers take on special safety measures when working with such construction material. Protective clothing and respiratory gear need to be worn when asbestos workers are working with asbestos tiles or sheets. They need to use identified places for disposing of such units. The hazardous material not only should be handled right, but the disposal should be done in ways that further pollution or contamination does not happen. Different areas have specific norms by which decontamination can be done for such materials.