Steps to Safely Remove Asbestos from Your Home

Roof Prep Home projects are great to give you the home you have always wanted. You can do many renovation projects to build out your property and be more comfortable in your space. There are other improvements that are necessary to protect you and your family. There are many homes and properties that still have asbestos in them, putting the people inside in danger. Safety must come first, especially when you consider removing the asbestos in your home. Read our guide below to understand what you need to know about removing asbestos from your home.

The Dangers of Asbestos

To this day, asbestos is not banned in the U.S., but its use has been dramatically lowered. Buildings built before 1980 may have this hazardous material inside. Asbestos-related illnesses can cause respiratory issues that have lead to death for far too many people.

Removing Asbestos Safely

Removing asbestos tiles is best left to the professionals. Some states require asbestos-abatement professionals to be licensed to remove materials with asbestos in them. There are special protective gear items and procedures designed to limit the exposure of cleanup crews to asbestos. Make sure to check your state and city regulations before you attempt to remove any asbestos tiles at your home.

Equipment Necessary for Asbestos Removal

Remember, licensed, professional contractors are usually the ones to handle asbestos-containing materials. If you plan to do it yourself, make sure to have the following equipment:
  • Plastic sheeting material to seal the area – this will prevent hazardous materials from leaving the work area
  • Respirators with air filters – Opt for these instead of the basic dust masks to fully protect your lungs
  • Air purifiers – having an air purification unit in the area will limit the harmful particulates
  • Disposable coveralls and gloves – wear covers for your clothes that you can throw out because asbestos won’t wash out of your clothes
  • Pump sprayer with water – asbestos isn’t as bad if it is wet, so spray it down to limit your exposure
  • Sealable plastic bags – these will be used to store the torn out building materials
Make sure to dispose of your work materials properly. The bags with asbestos cannot be thrown away with your regular trash. Work with an experienced asbestos-removal professional like those at Emergency Response Services. We have been helping companies, and homeowners protect their homes for years. Give our team at Emergency Response Services a call today at (877) 562-3663 to talk through your asbestos-related concerns.

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