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Asbestos Roof Removal: How To Do It Successfully

Since the late 70s, asbestos for roofing of buildings has been banned in most areas around the globe. Asbestos Containing Materials used as roofing for buildings poses a very serious risk to occupants of the building and those living nearby. ACMs should always be handled with a lot of care to avoid chipping off which may further cause fibres to become airborne. Successful asbestos removal requires the following steps: 1. Phase: Pre-Assessing And Analyzing The Roof Material This step involves roof assessment which helps identify the asbestos type present. There are two types of asbestos: friable and non-friable. The friable...
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Asbestos Removal – How To Do It Yourself

Many years ago, asbestos was a material that was used in building houses. But towards the late 1970s and 1980s, it was discovered that this material was the cause of many serious illnesses that people experienced. Governments across the globe banned the use of asbestos in buildings. The manufacture of this material was gradually phased out and it was removed from buildings which already had it. Some people who have asbestos in their buildings argue that hiring an expert to remove it is quite expensive. They opt to do the job themselves. As long as you have the appropriate safety...
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7 Things To Consider During Bathroom Asbestos Removal

Before you begin the process of removing asbestos in your bathroom, you need to identify its location. It might surprise you just how many nooks could contain asbestos in such a small floor area. Some of the most common areas are on wallpaper, bath fittings, vinyl floor tiles, water tanks and ceilings. Here are essentials that you shouldn’t fail to arm yourself with before removing the otherwise toxic compound, especially as an unlicensed individual. 1. Confirm The Legality The state permits removal work to be done by unlicensed persons but only over a limited area. It is best however to...
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General Procedures And Methods Of Testing For Asbestos Soil Contamination

Asbestos gets into the soil when waste material from asbestos removal work is dumped recklessly, or during mining. Soils on potentially contaminated sites are usually inspected to determine the possibility and extent of contamination. The EA 200 is the standard method used to identify the presence or asbestos in the soil, a code approved by the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA). The National Environment Protection (Assessment of Site Contamination) Measure as at 2013, states that a site that after inspection and assessment is found to have bonded asbestos on the surface cannot be classified as contaminated. The solution is...
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Managing Asbestos Soil Contamination

The Contaminated Sites Act (2003) of Australia defines a contaminated site as that which, ” in relation to land, water or a site, mean shaving a substance present in or on that land, water or site at above background concentrations that presents, or has the potential to present, a risk of harm to human health, the environment or any environmental value.” Soil in Western Australia is the most likely to be contaminated by asbestos, according to The Government of Western Australia’s Department of Health. Asbestos Containing sheets and fragments are the most common contaminants. In other cases, debris from pipe...
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Safety Precautions In Asbestos Soil Contamination

Asbestos cement materials that are undisturbed and in good condition do not present a health risk, since the asbestos fibres remain bound tightly as one solid material. However, it is when the material becomes damaged, starts crumbling, is disturbed by breaking, cutting, sanding or drilling , that the asbestos fibers get released into the open air and become a hazard since they can be inhaled. Different States and Territories in Australia have developed their own guidelines with regard to management of asbestos products, materials and soils. For example, in New South Wales, guidance has been put together by the Heads...
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