Asbestos is mineral fiber that because of its unique properties was used in various products including building materials as a fire retardant and as an insulator. Asbestos is highly effective and was used in abundance from 1940 to 1970, however, later it was discovered that it was hazardous to human health. Asbestos was found to be carcinogenic, it caused a rare but deadly type of cancer called mesothelioma. In dust form, they prove to be an extreme threat as inhaling them can cause various lung diseases.
Since asbestos was only banned in 2003, that means there are many buildings and houses that still contain asbestos which makes the removal of asbestos even more important. However, removing asbestos without using special equipment and suits will prove to be more negative than positive. Never try to remove asbestos yourself. It is quite difficult to identify asbestos fibers and removing them is an even more complex process. In case you find any signs of asbestos then you should ask for professional help, they will examine the site for asbestos and then develop strategies on how to remove them depending on where it is present.
For asbestos removal, special equipment such as respirators, gloves, and disposable suits are required for the removal of asbestos. And once the workers are done they take a shower immediately, because without taking a shower they are not allowed to put on their regular clothes. All the equipment used is disposed of as soon as possible. This is done as a safety measure which reduces the risk of any possible health hazard due to asbestos.
There are various companies out there that you can contact for asbestos removal that you can ask for help such as ‘Goodbye Asbestos! Nottingham’, ‘Action Restoration’ and many more.