When considering the removal of asbestos from their homes, many home owners wonder why they need professional asbestos contractors. Many times we have heard of home owners who consider removing asbestos on their own, but this isn’t always a good idea.

There are a raft of reasons why you should use professional asbestos contractors to remove the asbestos from your home. Firstly, let’s take a look at what asbestos is and where you might find it in your home.

What is Asbestos?

Asbestos is a generic name that has been given to six naturally occurring fibrous materials that have long and thin fibrous crystals. It has plenty of benefits in that it provides strength when mixed with cement, as well as chemical inertness and flexibility. It can be spun and woven like cotton and is up to 200 times thinner than human hair, allowing it to float in the air for an extended period of time. And this is where the danger comes in. Asbestos is invisible to the naked eye and can easily be inhaled into the lungs, even if you aren’t close to where the product is being destroyed.

It is a hazardous material that is no longer in production, however if you have a house build pre-1990’s, you may find asbestos materials have been used.

Asbestos can be found throughout older homes including in flat, patterned or corrugated wall and roof sheeting, lagging, vinyl floor tiles, meter boards, internal and external walls, ceiling and floors, imitation cladding or brick and more.

Why Use Professional Asbestos Contractors

Professional asbestos contractors dealing with the detection and removal of asbestos in Queensland have undergone the required training to practise asbestos removal. They are licensed to remove particular asbestos materials and are required to meet the criteria to obtain the licenses.

While there are many reasons to hire a professional, it is the simple reason that is the most beneficial – keeping you and your family safe from contracting the diseases associated with asbestos.

For professional asbestos removal from your home, contact Icon Asbestos Removal for a quote.