February 10th, 2023 | by gumdale
When it comes to asbestos, there’s no such thing as being too safe. If you suspect that your home or office might contain asbestos, it’s important to call in a professional for an assessment.
Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that has been used in a variety of construction materials for many years. However, asbestos fibres can be inhaled and cause serious health problems, including lung cancer. Asbestos has been used in building residential and commercial homes from the mid-20th century until the 1990s. However, due to its high level of toxicity, its uses have since ceased, which is where an asbestos decontamination process has become important.
For safe asbestos removal, trust Gumdale Demolition. Call us today on (07) 3809 4108 or get a free quote online to get started on residential demolition and the removal of asbestos in your home or commercial property.
Asbestos decontamination process
Are you thinking about renovating your home and have discovered it contains asbestos? Asbestos is also harmful to the environment, and its disposal can be difficult. Therefore, it is important to be aware of the dangers of asbestos and hire professionals who can take steps to protect you and the environment from its harmful effects. If asbestos is found, the next step is to remove it safely and effectively. This is called the asbestos decontamination process, and there are a few steps involved.
The first stage of the asbestos decontamination procedure is planning. Once we have confirmed that there are asbestos fibres present, we will seal off the area to contain the fibres. We start with our licensed asbestos removalist locating the asbestos in your residential, commercial, or industrial property.
Planning involves sealing the work area and ensuring everyone is suited up in their PPE equipment. When it comes to sealing the removed asbestos, we need to plan to ensure that we have the right materials to safely wrap it so the toxic fibres don’t escape.
Our licensed professionals are trained in removing asbestos and know the steps to ensure their safety as well as everyone else’s. Personal protective equipment, or PPE, is essential protective gear for everyone involved in the asbestos decontamination procedure. These include disposable overalls with a hood and cuffs; boots that can be wiped down, with no laces, and covered in shoe covers, a P2 rated face mask; and gloves and protective eyewear.
Although it may seem excessive, this PPE gear will help protect you from asbestos dust. This PPE gear can’t be reused and must be disposed, and removalists must take a shower afterwards to wash out any fibres.
The decontamination stage comes after the asbestos removal. Cleaning the plastic with wet wipes to remove any dust or debris, and then using fresh wet wipes to remove dust from the disposable coveralls and tools. Our professionals take the uttermost care in this decontamination stage, discarding rags after use rather than reusing them.
This stage also requires the professional removalists involved to take a shower after removing PPE gear and disposing the protective gear safely. Cleaning your face and hands with soapy water will ensure your safety.
It’s illegal to discard asbestos at just any waste site. Thankfully, there are several allocated waste sites designated to accept asbestos across Australia. At Gumdale Demolition, we know that disposal is just as important as the removal of asbestos, that’s why we work with asbestos waste facilities to ensure the safe disposal of asbestos.
Leading asbestos removalists
Looking for a reliable and experienced asbestos removalist? Gumdale Demolition is your leading asbestos removalists. Our licensed specialists safely and securely remove asbestos from your home without having it threaten your health and your family’s health. For commercial demolition services or if you’re looking for an industrial demo in the Brisbane area, contact us today.
Need asbestos removalists?
Are you concerned about asbestos in your home? Contact the professionals at Gumdale Demolition, your trusted Brisbane demolition service, for safe and secure asbestos removal. Don’t take chances with asbestos. Call Gumdale Demolition today on (07) 3809 4108 or to get a free quote online.
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