Professional Asbestos Removal Services and your Family’s Health
Asbestos has been known to consist of small fibres that are invisible to the naked eye. These fibres are harmful for you and your family’s health and safety. Many diseases, including the dangerous lung disorder Mesothelioma, can result from continuous exposure to these fibres over time. You just need to have a professional surveyor or architect come and survey the roof and other areas containing asbestos. If your corrugated asbestos roofing sheets are well maintained, you haven’t got much to worry about.
If the roof is found to have cracks and scratches where the fibers can escape from, that is a threat to your family’s health and safety. You need to employ professional asbestos removal services as soon as possible.
Asbestos is a hazardous material. It is not to be taken lightly
We see it in the news from time to time. People are arrested, or at the very least criticized, for disposing their household waste illegally. This household waste can often include waste products made of ACMs (asbestos containing materials).
Most houses from the 20th century usually have some form of asbestos in construction. Be it the asbestos cement used to make corrugated asbestos roofing sheets or bricks made of asbestos cement, the risk posed by these materials is very high.
In a span of just 30 years from 1968 to 1998, as many as 50,000 people have died in the UK from asbestos exposure. The deaths from asbestos exposure may not be immediate but could take anywhere from 15 to as much as 60 years to happen. That’s why it is considered a silent killer by many. Deaths linked to asbestos poisoning are likely to rise in the coming years. And that is why the government is playing an active role in removing the threat of asbestos from homes and office buildings.
Why professional help in asbestos roof removal increases the safety of your family
Asbestos removal is serious business, and it’s not recommended that one does it themselves. The asbestos in your corrugated asbestos roofing sheets may not be an immediate threat. It will become one, if you try to saw it off yourself and dispose it off yourself. Not only will you be putting yourself at risk of various pleura related diseases, but your family as well. The pleural wall lining the inside of the lungs and the chest becomes filled with fluid (pleural effusion) and can sometimes cause shortness of breath, and/or chest pain. This happens with continuous exposure to asbestos.
Professionals who offer asbestos removal take extreme care when dealing with asbestos containing structures such as corrugated asbestos roofing sheets. Licensed professionals for the job are accredited by top health and safety institutions to work in hazardous environments and are experienced in doing the same. Their procedures and techniques, and proper disposal of asbestos material will allow your family to be safe from health hazards as well as any lawsuits.
The work practices that professionals employ, the equipment and safety gear that they have and the guidelines they give the family, are all essential. This is because they help your family stay protected from any unnecessary exposure to asbestos during and after the job is done.