Asbestos is a fibrous mineral often utilised in Australian home construction until the late 1990s. Asbestos was often sprayed into walls for insulation and used as flooring and roofing insulation before people acknowledged its risks.
Asbestos is a known carcinogen, and many people have had it removed from their houses’ ceilings and floors because of this newfound knowledge. However, the mere thought of asbestos in your house can generate great anxiety. This unease may persist long after the chemical has been professionally removed.
Given asbestos’s association with cancer, it’s natural to be concerned about it. There are, however, methods available to alleviate your concerns. We at BreatheEASY are the go-to asbestos removal Sydney experts. To ease your concerns, we’ve compiled the following information.
How To Stop Worrying About Asbestos
Although exposure to asbestos, a naturally occurring material, can pose significant health hazards, not all asbestos is equally hazardous. For instance, exposure to asbestos vinyl flooring or home cladding would have to be very high and prolonged for any ill effects to occur.
A threat from asbestos is posed when the features that contain it are compromised. Asbestos fibres are discharged into the air and can be inhaled if the materials are worn out, frayed, or torn. These fibres, if breathed, can get lodged in lung tissue. Inhaling asbestos fibres can lead to mesothelioma, asbestosis, pleural thickening and lung cancer if you’re exposed to them for long enough.
One-Time Exposure Is Rarely Harmful
There is no safe threshold for asbestos exposure, even though a single exposure occurrence may not have noticeable consequences. Because asbestos particles are so minute, they may enter the body by ingestion or inhalation, creating health problems years or even decades after initial exposure.
Most of the deaths in Australia that may be attributed to asbestos exposure occurred due to high-exposure activities that occurred decades ago. Asbestos exposure was common in these settings because workers often lacked the knowledge to use PPE and other safety precautions.
Asbestos Levels in the Ambient Air Are Low
According to recent research, there is less asbestos in the air now than there was in the past. Exposure to asbestos fibres in the air is associated with a 1 in 100,000 chance of having health problems, however, this estimate may be too high.
According to WHO standards, the dangers of breathing in airborne asbestos are on par with those of eating cancer-causing charcoal-broiled meat or being killed by lightning.
New Builds Aren’t Affected
Every homeowner was in the same boat when we first heard about the risks of asbestos-containing products (ACM). In almost all homes constructed before 1990, asbestos was present in the cladding, insulation, roofing, walls, and flooring.
While asbestos was once widely utilised in buildings, it is unlikely to be present in any home constructed after 1990. Asbestos use is decreasing as communities modernise and replace their ageing housing stock.
Get An Asbestos Inspection Done
Ignorance may be terrifying, but it’s usually better than the alternative. Do not lose sleep over the possibility that asbestos is present in your house; instead, take action. Asbestos testing may reveal whether or not a roofing material contains a dangerous substance.
A professional inspection is warranted if you suspect the presence of asbestos in your house. Experts in the field of asbestos removal Sydney will take a sample and examine it scientifically to determine whether or not it contains asbestos.
If this is the case, they will provide potential next steps. Both safe removal and encapsulation (isolating the components so they can’t spread) are common choices. Encapsulation is a common and often preferred solution when dealing with more hazardous kinds of asbestos that are best left undisturbed.
Reliable and Safe Asbestos Removal Sydney
Asbestos must be removed immediately if even a trace quantity is found in a home. Our staff comprises highly qualified individuals with all the necessary credentials to do the task at hand.
We have both the trained personnel and the cutting-edge machinery to remove any asbestos from your home completely. We can safely and effectively remove any amount of this hazardous waste from any location.
Asbestos Inspection Sydney
Do you own a building or home constructed before the 1990s, when the use of asbestos was not restricted? Have plans for a major rebuild or renovation? The first step is to have an inspection to determine if asbestos was used in the building’s construction. It’s always better to be safe than sorry, and an inspection will give you peace of mind even if no asbestos is found on your property.
Asbestos removal is a need for obtaining a building permit. Reach out to us immediately, and we’ll be happy to assist you with getting your clearance certificate.
We provide asbestos removal Sydney wide. For more information about our services, please call BreatheEASY or write to us via this Contact Us form.