DIY Asbestos Removal: Is It For You?

When you hear “asbestos removal”, what’s the first thing that comes into your mind? Is it the health risk associated with exposure to asbestos? Or you might probably think, are you legally allowed to do it? Well, there’s no right or wrong answer because when dealing with asbestos, you really have to consider a lot of things before you decide to do things on your own. If you are in a situation where you feel the need to do an asbestos removal on your own, and you want to know more about it, this article will help you navigate about the legality and safety of it.

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Asbestos As Construction Material

Before the dangers of exposure to asbestos fiber were known, asbestos was popularly used in construction of buildings. Asbestos can be added to asphalt, concrete, vinyl materials in wall sheeting, ceiling panels, corrugated roofing and roof shingles. Materials made with asbestos were common for electrical buildings because they are strong, incombustible, and heat-resistant.

However, when materials made of asbestos are disturbed or damaged, they release dust or fibers into the air which humans can ingest or inhale. 

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