A naturally occurring fibrous material, asbestos was a popular building material from the 1950s to 1990s.
Because it is a good insulator, has good fire protection properties, has tensile strength, and is resistant to chemical erosion It was used extensively throughout the world. Australia was once one of the highest users per capita in the world up until the mid-1980s.
Approximately one third of all homes built in Australia contain asbestos products. The widespread use of asbestos has left a deadly consequences of asbestos material. Currently, there is much effort to eradicate asbestos and all its forms in Australia.
Each year, asbestos still kills around 5000 workers each year, this is more than the number of people killed on the road. However, asbestos is not just a problem of the past. It can be present today in any building built or refurbished before the year 2000.
Fibers of Asbestos are released into the air when materials that contain asbestos are disturbed or damaged. They can cause serious diseases when these fibers are inhaled. These diseases will not affect you immediately; they often take a long time to develop, but once diagnosed, it is often too late to do anything.
This is why it is important that you protect yourself now. For some reason, you should never assume that your home is asbestos free especially if it was built before 2003. It is ideal that you should have your home tested for asbestos if you are not confident about your home being asbestos free before it’s too late.
If proven positive you should seek asbestos removal services immediately. Asbestos can be removed if different ways, but all fall into using tarps to cover windows, cracks, doors and other openings in the house to contain asbestos. Tarps are proven to be reliable in doing so, tarps are strong, resilient materials excellent during asbestos removal. Protect your family today.