Asbestos Removal 101 – Your Guide To Everything You Need To Know: Part 2
Last month, we explained what asbestos is, the dangers it presents, and what you should do if you suspect it to be in your home – read the full article here.
In the second part of everything you need to know about asbestos removal, our team have put together a guide on how asbestos is removed, and how the air is tested for safe removal of the fiber before people can re-enter the building.
How asbestos is removed
Asbestos should only be removed by a professional team, trained in the safe removal of the substance to avoid putting anyone at risk.
To remove asbestos, the rooms it is present in are completely sealed off – this includes doorways, air ducts and windows completely sealed off with plastic sheeting to ensure the fibers cannot escape once released.
Filters are installed to suck the air out of the room, while the asbestos removal team wear disposable suits with respirators and gloves to ensure their safety while working. All materials that contain the asbestos are disposed off in specially sealed boxes designed for asbestos products.
All debris from the area is cleared, with even the teams protective suits being disposed of after they have left the area. Only then will the rooms be air tested to make sure there are no asbestos fibers present in the air.
Air testing for asbestos
An air test must be carried out on the premises before anyone can enter without protective clothing and respirators. The air test must come back with less than 0.01 fibers per ml in order for a premises to be cleared and the occupants to be allowed back in.
Once a test confirms there is no asbestos in the air, the room can be reused without the risk of asbestos fibers being inhaled by the occupants of the building.
Here at ProDEM, our team are trained and certified to carry out your asbestos removal with the highest safety standards. Contact us today to discuss your asbestos removal needs; our experts are always on hand to provide further advice.