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What To Do If You Find Asbestos On Your Residential Property

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Have you found asbestos on your residential property and you don't know what you should do? You might have heard that asbestos is dangerous, and it is – for that reason you should deal with the matter carefully. There are a variety of options available to you, and the one you select should depend on the specifics of your situation. Here are some common guidelines for what can be done when you find asbestos in your home:

Cover The Asbestos Up

The easiest of way of dealing with the asbestos that you find is to cover it up so it will not be able to harm you others in your household. Covering up asbestos is a viable choice when no damage has occurred to the asbestos material. If the asbestos was to break down to powder form, or is scattered in chunks, then getting rid of it is a far safer option. Asbestos can be covered up using plastic, wood or even metal. The important thing to keep in mind is that it must not be exposed and should be structurally intact.

Remove Asbestos By Yourself

You do have the option of removing the asbestos yourself, but if you go down this route then you'll have to be careful. Firstly, you should make sure that all the surfaces of your skin are covered up and wear a face mask if the asbestos is in powder form. When moving asbestos, it should be put into a sealed container if it's in powder form. For large chunks of asbestos, you will need to cover it up so that it isn't airborne after you have transported it to a designated skip.

The rules for removing residential non-friable asbestos state that the area of the asbestos must not exceed 10m2, and during a 7 day period the asbestos removal must not take longer than 1 hour to complete. Therefore, make sure to get as many people as you can involved in the asbestos removal job to make sure you can complete it within an hour.

Hire An Asbestos Removal Service

A simple alternative is to phone up an asbestos removal service once you find asbestos on your residential property. They will be able to remove the asbestos the same day, or the next, which means you don't have to. Consequently, you will not have to worry about mishandling the asbestos, or pay the expense of protective equipment.

For more information, contact a business such as ASBESTOP.