Currently, there are more than 3,000 products that are known to contain asbestos in some quantity. Each one of these products has the potential to release its dangerous fibers into the air and cause dramatic health problems. The best way to be rid of this potential danger is to remove the source of the danger from the location completely.
The first thing to do in any asbestos removal project is hire a licensed professional to remove the asbestos from the building. There are a multitude of federal, state, and local laws that detail exactly how a person or company becomes licensed and then go into further detail on the process of asbestos removal. Most of the time, the asbestos present has to be entirely removed from the site, but sometimes it is possible merely to encase or encapsulate the asbestos instead of removing it.
Safely Ridding a Site of Asbestos
One of the most important steps of the removal process is sealing the building or room. This is imperative to prevent the asbestos fibers found in one location from meandering throughout the building and contaminating the entire structure. Sealing the building can be done with plastic sheets, special fans that bring clean air into a room, and duct tape.
Once sealing is completed, the object can be removed carefully. Depending on the type of asbestos containing material present, the removal process will vary. After the product or object has been removed, special vacuums will need to be used to ensure that no asbestos is left in the room and that the room is truly clean.
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