Free asbestos particles are a silent killer. Inhaling the deadly asbestos fibres can cause Mesothelioma which is aggressive cancer that sometimes does not show any symptoms until after about 50 years since the disease was contracted.
Some common occupations carry a higher risk of inhaling asbestos fibres than that of the general population. These occupations include those jobs that involve dismantling of pipework in buildings that were constructed using asbestos. Plumbers, electricians and demolition experts all have a higher chance of exposure to asbestos fibres than other occupations.
However, any other person can as well encounter this deadly fibres and contract any Asbestos-related diseases. Therefore, you need to know if your environment is asbestos fibres free or you are living in an asbestos fibre infested area. It is where asbestos testing comes in. After the test, you can then know the status, and if the test turns positive, the asbestos company will advise you on the next cause of action.
If you love DIYs and want to handle some projects at home on your own, you should always make sure that you hire professional asbestos testing services before working on a house that was built before the ban of asbestos. This way, you will keep both you and your family safe from asbestos fibres. You might think that you are saving money by doing it on your own, but you are exposing your family and any other person living in your house to asbestos-related diseases which will cost you more to treat in future. Always be responsible when handling such projects and this will keep your family safe.
For professionals working in the building industry, there are many times that one need to hire professional asbestos testing and removal services. For example, when you have been contracted to replace or repair a roof, the first question to ask the owner of the house is not the scope of the project but the year when the house was built.
If the house or the roof was installed before the ban of asbestos, then you should advise the owner of the house to do an asbestos testing or ask if a test was done before with proof of documentation. Asbestos roof replacement Adelaide testing is critical as it protects not only the roofers but also the occupants of the house. You know if a roofer is professional or not if they ask for such tests or not. If a roofer shows no concerns about asbestos testing and removal, then he/she is not worthy of hiring as they do not care about the welfare of your family.
There are many asbestos experts in Adelaide, and so you will quickly find an asbestos service provider that you can trust to do tests and removal. However, proper research is paramount as any company will pose as the best. Be sure to check experience, reputation, cost of service etc. before making a decision.