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Do’s and Don’ts on Handling Asbestos

Asbestos containing materials (ACMs) are dangerous, especially when you handle them with DIY kits and improper procedures. The Government of Australia even has come out with strict rules specialised in handling the harmful substance. A careless handling of the ACM products can lead to fines and criminal charges. You don’t want to get involved in such trouble, do you?

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Here’s what you should know about how to deal with the hazardous products properly!

1. Working Indoors

Dealing with fibrous products inside of a building is risky. A slight mistake can lead to a dangerous event including toxic contamination.

Then, what should you do to prevent them?

Do Don’t
Close the contaminated area from the rest of the building by isolating them. Contaminate other area with fibre dust by simply walking through other rooms without removing the protective gears and shoes.
Open external doors and windows to make ventilations.
Cover the floor using plastic sheeting to gather debris, dust and offcuts.
Keep everyone away from the working area.

2. Working Outdoors

If you found that working with fibre inside of the building is complicated enough. You may have to be more careful when conducting the jobs outside.

Here’s what you need to remember:

Do Don’t
Get your neighbours informed that you’re planning to conduct the work. Ask them to close the doors and windows while the work is being performed. Damp the roofing sheets if it can cause any risk.
Close every windows and doors of your property. Don’t forget to cover air vents too.
Prevent the fibre dust from contaminating the soil using heavy-duty plastic-sheeting. Perform the work on a windy day.
Move all personal belongings and vehicle from the targeted area.
Keep everyone who doesn’t wear any protection gears away from the working zone.

Clean Up the Area

After the asbestos removal and testing works are done safely, you must clean the environment and ensure that it is safe again. Cleaning up the mess of fibre is not easy. You have to follow the standard procedures according to the applicable regulations. Reference: Mandurah local council

Do Don’t
Clean all the contaminated area, including tools and equipment used right after the work is finished. Take any materials from the contaminated zone before the cleaning-up process is done.
Use proper tools such as wet rags, wet mops, and a HEPA vacuum cleaner to clean the ACM debris in the working area. Use a dry sweep or a regular household vacuum cleaner to clean the working zone.
Seal the harmful waste and any material used during the decontamination process in bags and containers. Reuse or recycle the uninstalled harmful products.
Damp all debris, dust and off-cuts with water. Leave fibre products anywhere without safely handling them first.
KEEP YOUR RESPIRATOR ON.

If you ever find it hard to deal with fibre products, you are not alone. We are here to help you! Get connected with our members today and they will solve everything right away!

How to Reach Trusted Professional Contractors?

Asbestos Watch Mandurah is here to help you to get the most reliable professional contractor to solve your fibre problems. Worry no more, because we only endorse removalists with A-Class certification. They provide various kinds of asbestos removal, roof removal, testing, and management plan works at competitive prices. Our experts are licensed to perform the services in a commercial and residential level.

So, do you need help to solve your ACM problems? Trust our experts! They will deliver all jobs according to applicable regulations. Get connected with our professional assessors right now! Your safety is our priority thus leaves your worry to our experts!

What Kind of Service Do You Need?

The best solutions for your fibre problems are here; through our experts’ hands. They are here to deliver the best asbestos removal and testing services.

  1. Asbestos removal Mandurah – Taking off all friable and non-friable materials from your place.
  2. Asbestos testing – Conducting sampling and testing on suspected materials thoroughly.
  3. Asbestos roof removal – Complete treatment of inspection, removal and replacement of roofing materials.
  4. Asbestos management plan – Creating a control plan to reduce the risk of ACMs in your property.
  5. Air monitoring – Full services of air monitoring on every steps when the elimination procedure is being conducted.
  6. Demolition Survey – Delivering a brief report of everything about the presence of fibre products at your place before any demolition project starts.
  7. Soil remediation – Removing all contaminated soils around your property.
  8. Emergency Repair – 24/7 services in an emergency situation.

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Frequently Asked Question (FAQ)

No, you could not trade any products that contain asbestos, for money or free of charge. Due to its deadly effects, asbestos is banned in most Australian states and territories.

If your house or property is older than 20 years, it is likely to have asbestos material in it. If you are uncertain, it's better to contact a professional and certified asbestos contractor to undertake an asbestos testing. They will help you to identify asbestos material in your property.

Cracked asbestos cement sheets are usually not dangerous. It’s because the fibers are bonded within the cement mixture. The safest way to handle this problem is by replacing the sheets with non-asbestos sheets.

Yes, you can. Asbestos Watch Mandurah is an endorsement company for certified contractors that provide asbestos-related services. We only endorse certified, reliable, and trusted asbestos contractors. You can rest assured; our contractors are extensively trained, knowledgeable, and highly-experienced.

It is difficult to identify whether a material contains asbestos or not by simply looking at it. If you are planning on doing a renovation that will disturb the material, the EPA recommends having your product examined by a professional and certified contractor.

Yes, you can find the best contractor for all of your asbestos problems in Asbestos Watch Mandurah. Asbestos Watch Mandurah endorses certified, professional, and reputable asbestos removal contractors and related services.

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