The purpose of your ranch mostly for taking care of the land, to produce quality meat, to carry on family legacy, to support family and to make a profit. But what if i tell you that mostly ranch house is contain dangerous material, this material always found on old house built from 80’s or early 90’s. How you taking care of family when your own house poisoning them? i know you are bit confusing about what the hell i talking about, lets breakdown this culprit of rare disease mesothelioma or lung cancer.
Asbestos is a material that was commonly mined, exported and used in construction within Australia up until its ban in the mid-1980’s and full ban in 2003, this ban was implemented because of the adverse health effects it had on the general public and workers who mined, built with and utilized the material. There is still plenty of asbestos left in Australia so it’s important to know where it is today, the risks we face and how to deal with it with the most safe and advanced techniques.
The first step to knowing about asbestos is doing your research, did you know that there are six different types of asbestos? These include:
- Tremolite Asbestos
- Actinolite Asbestos
- Anthophyllite Asbestos
- Chrysotile Asbestos
- Amosite Asbestos
- Crocidolite Asbestos
After these types asbestos can be sorted into two categories:
Friable- Friable asbestos is considered high risk asbestos, this asbestos breaks easily and becomes airborne quickly and very easily.
Non-friable- Non-friable asbestos is considered low risk asbestos, this type of asbestos is hardier, breaks less easily and remains mostly intact if damaged. If damaged this asbestos can still release fibres into the air, remember.
Asbestos inhalation can cause a variety of diseases in humans, some of these include:
- Lung Cancer
- Ovarian Cancer
- Testes Cancer
Any amount of inhalation of asbestos can lead to these symptoms and diseases often don’t present until decades after the initial inhalation. Yes i know so far it very scary to facing the fact that your house might be old but don’t be panic, not all house could be contain this material.
Where you will found asbestos on part of your house?
- Dog Kennels
If you utilize accredited asbestos professionals then it can be a breeze, testing for asbestos may seem like a complicated affair but! Asbestos professionals can come to your property and collect any samples of any suspected asbestos, after collection they will take them to a NATA accredited laboratory for testing, this testing can normally be completed within 24 hours however multiple tests may take longer to process. When testing is completed your asbestos professional will contact you to inform you of the results. If asbestos is present they can inform you of the risks it currently poses, where the asbestos is located on the property and then they can go through your options for dealing with the asbestos.
Know Your Options for Asbestos
Many people don’t know that there are multiple options when it comes to dealing with asbestos, some of these options include:
- Encapsulation- Encapsulation involved a accredited professional sealing the asbestos with a sealant both on the surface of the asbestos but within it as well, this ensures that if the asbestos is damaged in the future that the fibres remain bound together and don’t become airborne to become inhaled. This option is good for asbestos that could affect the structures integrity or asbestos that can’t be removed. This option may not be available for asbestos that is crumbly or too loose.
- Encapsulation- Encapsulation involves the asbestos being sealed in a airtight container, often made of plastic sheeting and wood, this is done when the asbestos is being removed but can also be used if the asbestos is dangerous and you need to be on the property, need to think over your options for dealing with the asbestos or if you need to save up for another option.
- Removal- Removal is when an accredited asbestos professional or team of professionals remove some or all of the asbestos from a property. This is the safest option as it removes all risks of asbestos inhalation however in some cases this can be the most expensive option as the professionals will need to remove, transport and dispose of the asbestos following the legal requirements of your state or territory.
- Leaving the asbestos- In some cases asbestos can be completely left, this is only possible however if the asbestos is in a good enough condition and does not pose a health or safety risk to yourself or your family. Speak to an accredited asbestos professional before considering this option.
The best tip you will get when it comes to dealing with asbestos is to utilize accredited asbestos professionals, these professionals know how to keep everyone safe from asbestos inhalation, how to remove asbestos safely, how to transport the asbestos and how to dispose of it in the safest manner. Asbestos professionals also know all of your state or territories asbestos laws and regulations and can follow them without the worry of fines.
Hiring professionals for the removal job may be expensive, but it is the wisest choice. The cost of the removal service is not the same in every place. The cost of asbestos removal Rockhampton will be different with the asbestos removal cost in Newcastle. Browsing online will help you estimate the price.