What is Asbestos?
Asbestos is a naturally occurring fiber material that has been used as a building material for insulators since the 1950’s due to the fact that it protects against corrosion and is heat resistant. There are 3 main types of asbestos albeit they are all as dangerous as one another, all being hazardous carcinogens (a substance capable of causing cancer in living tissue): brown, blue and white asbestos.
Is it Still Being Used as a Building Material?
No, all use of asbestos was banned prior to the 2000’s; specifically, the brown and blue types of asbestos were banned in 1985 whereas the use of white asbestos (the least dangerous of the three) was banned 14 years later in 1999.
Unfortunately however, while asbestos was officially banned in 1999, the lethal effects of the substance lives on in the buildings that it was used in. Anyone that is around and disturbs areas of a building or the ground where asbestos is located, is at risk of falling victim to its effects. This means that friends, family, builders that are making any changes to your home, gardeners, plumbers, engineers, are all in danger of being affected by asbestos as a result of breathing in asbestos fibers.
How to Dispose of Asbestos?
There is a clearly outlined way of getting rid of Asbestos and that is to double-bag the Asbestos waste, the bags being a heavy duty polythene material, and clearly label them as containing asbestos. While you may want to take it directly to a disposal site don’t do that. First alert your local authority as they will have the necessary information on where it can be disposed of, these are the licensed sites in your area- only after it has been taken to a site that is licensed to receive it, can it then be disposed.
Is There an Easier Way to Identify & Dispose of Asbestos?
Of course! Asbestos can be very difficult to identify and only those who are qualified to handle the material should be allowed to handle it. This removal process takes time and requires the right tools and protective wear in order to ensure that everyone involved is as safe as possible. Our team of asbestos removers at BlueSky are highly-trained and qualified to perform this job, an asbestos removal services that is both efficient and cost-effective. We take all of the necessary precautions to ensure that the job is done thoroughly in order to give you peace of mind that your environment is as safe and as Asbestos-free as possible.
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