As you begin your search for a qualified asbestos removal specialist, make sure that you remember the importance of hiring a licensed professional that can do the job properly and legally. Licensed professionals in any profession are always the better solution than a fly-by-night general contractor that may or may not get the      

Demolition Hazards With Airborne Asbestos and Liability For Health Concerns

There are a lot of hazards to be cautious of when demolishing old structures. These hazards can be large physical dangers, or microscopic pores that can go airborne and have a negative impact on your respiratory health. You really need to check local building codes and the history of construction in the area for demolition begins so that you truly understand the materials you are dealing with. If you don’t, you could be liable and the concerns for lawsuits will be brewing in your mind. 

Removing Asbestos and Disposing of it in a Commercial Building Remodel

Asbestos is a material that is often used in insulation and other building materials. It is a dangerous material that has small particles allowing it to get into the lungs and cause damage to the respiratory system. In order to remove it from a commercial building it will be necessary to find a company that is licensed and trained in the correct removal and disposal techniques.

Removing Asbestos

When asbestos is found during a remodel of any size building, it will need to be removed safely by an asbestos removal specialist in Brisbane, Queensland in order to allow the project to continue. Commercial buildings need to meet the safety codes that are in place, and any company doing renovation work will need to know the rules and regulations that are in place.

Seal The Rooms Off

The area that it is being removed from needs to be sealed off and a vacuum environment will be created. For a large industrial or commercial building, this may need to be done in several sections, each section being completed before moving to the next. Anyone who works in the area will need to be dressed in protective gear, and all skin will be covered with protection for the respiratory system. It is important to ensure that there are no fine fibers of the material in the air and to ensure that there is no chance of it being inhaled.

Once a piece of building material has been removed, it will be sealed and disposed of according to local restrictions.

Disposing of Asbestos

Each part of the building material that is found to contain asbestos will be wet before removal, then bagged into large bags while it is still damp to avoid spreading dust and particles, then the bag will be sealed. In some areas, these will be double bagged, each one sealed before being placed in the next bag.

Proper Bag Placement

At the end of the day, or as the day progresses, these bags of material are taken out of the building and placed into a dumpster specifically for that material or a truck for safe disposal. Each area will have a specific place that these bags can be disposed of so they are not in contact with other materials.

What to do if you Find Asbestos

If you find a material that you believe is, or contains asbestos it is necessary to call a company that is trained and certified in it’s removal. Incorrect removal can result in limitations to the operating permit for your building, and it may be deemed unsafe for use. It will be inspected and confirmed to be asbestos, then removed, and the building will be inspected to ensure that all the unsafe materials have all been removed and that it is safe to use the building again.

Once all asbestos has been removed, and the building declared safe, the remaining renovations can continue. Workers will not need to use respiratory protection or special gear to complete the rebuild of the interior.

By Manali