Asbestos has long been used in homes to help insulate and make them a bit more fire resistant, that being said, when breathed in, asbestos can cause a myriad of breathing issues and health concerns that can lead to serious illness and even death.
Why is Asbestos Dangerous?
Asbestos is a fire resistant silicate that is woven into very small fibers then used for insulation and in a range of fire proofing applications. When left alone, asbestos is harmless, when disturbed it can be inhaled and can cause a great deal of issue with those that breathe it in. Asbestos fibers are small and can cause aggravation to the lung tissues and lung lining. The aggravation of the lining of the lungs causes the tissue to scar which can lead to things like shortness of breath, crackling sound when inhaling, and even cardiac failure in very advanced cases.
Asbestos has the potential to be life ending if it does cause asbestosis and it does progress. Removal of asbestos is a tricky process that most people are not equipped to handle on their own. As such, it is always better to choose a reliable and experienced company to help with the removal of the asbestos to make sure that everyone involved is as safe as possible. Making sure that asbestos is properly removed is a must.
The Asbestos Removal Process
The process of removing asbestos is not that complicated but it does take an experienced hand to do it right. The process starts with the sealing off of the areas with the asbestos. This means that the area is going to be either covered or sealed off to prevent the asbestos from traveling. Professionals that are wearing head to toe protective gear as well as respirators are then going to start the removal process. It is important that those that are near the removal site have respiration gear to help keep the asbestos fibers out of their lungs and to make sure it is safe.
The asbestos is going to be vacuumed or sucked out to help contain it once it is removed. The air is going to be filtered well to make sure that any floating particles are removed and then the area is going to be thoroughly cleaned out and sealed off. The removal process can take as little as a few days or as long as a few weeks depending on how much asbestos there is to remove. This is a process that should not be taken lightly and should be done by professionals like those of us here at Zona Restoration.
Zona Restoration has extensive experience to work on removing all the asbestos from your home or property so that you can be sure that your property is safe. Contact us today for one of our technicians to come out and inspect the damage for a free quote. We serve the entire Phoenix Valley and surrounding cities.