In building, asbestos removal Adelaide is a group of methods designed to manage the release of asbestos fibres into the environment. It involves removing materials containing asbestos, or the removal of insulation and construction materials containing asbestos. Asbestos removal is a complicated process and may include the breaking down of materials containing asbestos to extract and dispose of the fibres. It can also involve the cleaning and levelling of contaminated soil.
Asbestos is known to be one of the most dangerous man made materials, with its high susceptibility to fire and heat damage. Its resistance to electricity is also a very important factor that increases the danger of exposing workers to asbestos fibres. Asbestos fibres are released into the environment by accumulating dust and fumes’ movement during demolition or construction processes. The workers who contact these fibres are often at a higher risk of being negatively affected by asbestos exposure than those who do not get the substance.
When asbestos material becomes friable, it breaks down into microscopic fibres that the worker can inhale. If these fibres are inhaled, over time, they can develop into a dangerous condition called asbestosis, which damages the airways and causes shortness of breath. If the fibres become airborne, they can also contain asbestos, thereby causing severe respiratory problems in individuals who have been exposed to it.
There are several different methods of asbestos removal Adelaide. One way is to dismantle the asbestos products containing the fibres, whether this means physically removing them from the scene or sealing off the area to make it safe for cleaning. Destroying the asbestos materials prevents them from being scattered in nearby areas, and makes it easier for hazardous waste disposal. Sealing the site will deter future infestations by preventing water or other liquid penetration, which will allow for easy disposal.
Some companies may choose to remove the material through demolition. This method is good when there is a limit on how much asbestos can be removed because otherwise large sections of floor tiles could be destroyed to contain asbestos fibres. However, suppose the threads are not entirely removed. In that case, the building may still need to be demolished, which could cause damage to the surrounding property and release hazardous materials into the air. Other methods of asbestos removal Adelaide include:
Using special machines designed to break down large quantities of the mineral.
- Injecting the mineral into the ground below to break up large areas.
- Injecting the mineral into a container and waiting for it to break down naturally.