Why You Need a Pro to Identify and Handle Asbestos

July 27th, 2017 | in Asbestos

How dangerous is asbestos? There is a chronic lung disease called Asbestosis. If you continually breathe in asbestos dust, the fibres present in the air will scar your lungs and make it harder for you to breathe.

Mesothelioma is a rare but aggressive cancer affecting the lungs and abdomen. Scientists have confirmed the link between this form of cancer and asbestos exposure.

Pleural thickening may develop after exposure to asbestos. This is a thickening of the tissues within the lungs, causing shortness of breath and chest discomfort.

Work Safe BC has created a 112-page document outlining safe work practices for handling asbestos.

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Now before you decide it’s a good idea to handle asbestos and clean out your property by yourself, ask yourself if you’ve read that entire document, plus any other asbestos handling documents, and if you’re ready to put your health at risk to save a few dollars.

Professionals, such as the employees at EnviroVac, have read the document, have worked with asbestos before, and are very well trained to make sure they stay safe around this deadly mineral.

Identification of asbestos can be tricky, even for a trained eye. Asbestos was used in a variety of items in the past, such as plaster and tiling, and many less-experienced workers miss some less common items containing asbestos.

EnviroVac employees have the most recent equipment and training, and are experts at finding every piece of asbestos hidden in a property. They know exactly how to find it, dispose of it, and ensure that they leave behind a clean building.

Asbestos abatement and asbestos disposal are not something to be left to someone without proper training. Doing things yourself may be a good idea for common household repairs and problems, but it’s a horrible idea when dealing with something this dangerous.

So get a professional, get someone who knows exactly what they’re doing. Contact EnviroVac to identify and handle asbestos.

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