What is asbestos?
Asbestos is a generic term that refers to a number of fibrous silicate minerals. There are many different products that have been made from asbestos cement, such as fibro sheeting, gutters, downpipes, and of course roofing sheets and guttering. Asbestos was widely used in the roofing industry between 1940s and late 1980s before health risks were discovered and it was banned in 2003.
If your roof was built before this ban, then you will need to think about getting asbestos removal in Brisbane.
In an ideal world, you would be able to climb up onto your roof and remove the asbestos yourself. Unfortunately, there are many risks involved in this process, starting with the dangers of climbing onto your roof without the proper equipment. Here are some things you need to avoid doing when removing asbestos from your roof.
What not to do:
- Don’t use power tools.
- Don’t use compressed air.
- Don’t use high pressure hoses.
- Don’t leave any asbestos products around your home.
- Ensure the material is wet throughout the process to minimize the release of fibres.
It’s best not to attempt this job yourself at all. Errors can lead to serious health issues and death.
Getting the job done
The best way to get the job done is to call in the experts from Zen Roofing to help you out. They will assure all asbestos is removed from your roof in the best possible manner without the risks, so you will have a new roof without the health risks. Be sure to get in contact today.
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