Environmental Concerns Surrounding Asbestos & Asbestos Removal
Due to the large number of asbestos awareness campaigns that have run over the years, most people are now conversant with at least some of the various health risks that asbestos can cause. For this reason, most people are quick to call a company that is trained in asbestos management if they think they have an issue with their homes. However, while health is a large factor in asbestos removal, the environment should be another important concern.
Not all companies are the same when it comes to proper removal and destruction of asbestos, and you want to make sure that you work with one that is considerate of the environment. We take asbestos surveys very seriously at Artisan Surveyors, because we are aware of the many different risks that come into play when dealing with this substance. Here are just a few which you may not have thought about.
Asbestos is considered a carcinogen, or cancer causing element, for any person (or any animal) that breathes in fibres that may be present the air. Therefore, it must be carefully removed in order to protect everyone, from humans to their pets, that encounters it. During removal, asbestos must be carefully placed into sealed bags and labelled clearly. It also has to be disposed of at landfills that are equipped to handle asbestos, to prevent it from entering and contaminating soil, water, and the air.
For this reason, instead of handling asbestos on your own, it is always best to hire a professional service like Artisan Surveyors. We are aware of all of the health and environmental risks associated with asbestos removal; talk to us today if you require further information.