If you've encountered asbestos in your home and you're ready to fight the good fight, don't worry because we've got you covered with some of the safest steps to take during this process. Don't forget to keep in mind how truly dangerous this situation is. So, read on as we dive into asbestos removal!
Before you start working, you're going to want to soak any potential asbestos containing material down with water. However, you'll need to be 100% gentle while you soak the surfaces in order to prevent any blowing or rather disruption of the material. As you proceed, you'll need to continue soaking the material during the entire process with either plain water or even water and detergent mixed.
If your asbestos is located within an outdoor setting, you're going to need to remove any electrical hazards that may occur. Before you interact with sheets that are bolted, you'll need to safely cut them off without touching the asbestos containing material. After you've removed the bolts, be sure to place them into your waste container for asbestos waste only. While working, you'll also need to make use of bolt cutters in some cases to properly release ridge caps, gutters and drain pipes while you're in some contact with the asbestos.
After you've gotten the asbestos containing material free, you'll need to carefully lower it without dropping. However, pay close attention so that crushing and breaking does not occur. And don't forget to place smaller bits of your asbestos debris into your waste container. After you've removed all of your asbestos material, you'll need to double bag and properly seal the openings.
When attempting to dispose, ensure that you've labelled your waste appropriately. When you've successfully completed your job, be sure to inspect your efforts. During this time, you'll need to re-check and also ensure that you cleaned up properly. And if for some reason you see small residue or dust, better get the protective equipment and get to cleaning.
If for some reason you're unsure about your inspection area, be sure to inspect the following:
*Area where work was conducted
*Any space that was close to your initial removal area
*Your route to and from the work area. This is to simply ensure that you didn't leave anything behind accidentally.
*If any materials were left behind, ensure that they remain properly intact.
As we conclude we have just looked at the proper steps for asbestos removal. However, you should always aim to be safe, so call in a professional company if you're unsure. And, don't forget to dispose of your contaminated gear after work!
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