Northern Rivers Asbestos Removals
Asbestos Testing in Your Home - How to Keep Yourself Safe
Unfortunately, that was before we found out just how dangerous this substance could be. Listing all the potential health concerns of asbestos could be a separate article in itself, but suffice to say breathing it in is far from ideal for your lungs and your health in general. While usage has tapered off, we’re still dealing with the legacy of this troublesome substance. That’s why companies such as Northern Rivers Asbestos Removal have pulled on our superhero capes and taken responsibility for clearing all traces of this deadly substance.
Nowadays, we all know that asbestos is bad news. What can we do about it though? As the old saying goes, better safe than sorry, and this is even more important when it comes to your residential or commercial property. Even though houses built within the last 20 or 30 years are likely to contain less asbestos that older constructions, simply taking it for granted that you’re safe is a risky strategy, since this mineral has been found in houses built within the last 10 years.
If you have any suspicions whatsoever, then it’s time to consult a professional who can give you an answer – us! The first stage? Asbestos testing. The process starts with a simple inspection. There are particular parts of your property that are more likely to contain asbestos, and our qualified technicians will be able to flag these high-risk areas.
Next? It’s time to take a sample from the most likely culprits within your property. It can be easy to panic and get the diggers in straight away, but testing for asbestos with a sample is the smart option. Demolishing your home only to find there wasn’t any asbestos in the first place is a surefire way to ruin your week, after all.
Once the sample has been sent away, the asbestos testing process can begin in earnest. This involves several people in white coats, within a nationally certified laboratory. If anyone can find traces of the offending substance, then they can! In the lab, they’ll also discover what specific type of asbestos is present, and in what concentration. This will then influence the next stage of the process.
After this thorough testing for asbestos has been carried out, it should be a lot clearer what you’re dealing with, and what needs to be done. If testing reveals no trace, then you’re all clear. If traces are found, though, then the removal process will need to get underway, and medical assessments may even be advised.
It’s important to know what to do if you suspect there’s asbestos in your home, or even have the vaguest thought. So, if you want peace of mind then it’s time to put away those test tubes and the rest of your DIY asbestos testing kit, and leave the situation in more experienced hands.
Northern Rivers Asbestos Removal offers comprehensive asbestos testing in NSW, and we take our job seriously. For a custom solution, visit the website and get in touch.