Asbestos is a hazardous material that may be present in your home or work space. If you have a feeling that there is asbestos around you, then you should have it removed as soon as possible. There are two types of asbestos which are firmly-bound or loosely-bound. Firmly-bound asbestos is a substance usually present in a hard cement mix which is highly used in the construction of buildings. It could be seen in cement sheeting which is corrugated and flat cement roofing, imitation brick cladding, thermal boards around fireplaces, and fencing.
Make sure to watch out for these things because they may be infected with firmly-bound asbestos. As for loosely-bound asbestos, this is more of a soft type of material and is usually found in powder form but is also heavy in those dangerous asbestos fibers. This type of asbestos is found on textured paint, spray-on insulation, and heat resistant fabrics. It has sadly been proven that there is a direct correlation between illnesses and the exposure of asbestos to people which is why it is important to remove it as soon as possible. Here are some tips on how to deal with Asbestos removal Vancouver by yourself.
The first tip you should do before removing asbestos is to take the necessary precautions to do it. Asbestos can be highly infectious and deadly to people not wearing the proper clothing so make sure that you are wearing the right clothing to remove asbestos. You would be required to wear a body suit, respirator or dust mask which should have a minimum P2 filter, and gloves that are either latex or neoprene to remove asbestos safely. Also, safety goggles to protect your eyes when removing the substances and footwear with shoe covers to ensure the safety of yourself while removing asbestos.
Another tip would be to clear the area of anyone and anything before removing the asbestos. Make sure that you tell everyone near that area to get out to remove the asbestos properly. When you remove the asbestos, there is still a chance of its fibers getting into the air while you are taking it out which is why only people wearing the proper clothing can be near the area when you are taking out the material. Also, make sure not to eat in that area because again the fibers may go into your system which will give you a very high risk of getting an illness.
Lastly, always remember to prepare the area that you will be removing the substance. It is important that you seal off the room so that no speck of dust will be able to leave it and wrap all the furniture inside the area if any to protect it from any particles that may latch onto it when you are removing the asbestos. Also, always remember to clean up after removing the asbestos to ensure that not particle will get left behind, and you will be assured that area is asbestos free.