How To Achieve Asbestos Control
Asbestos was commonly used I buildings and homes during the 29th Century, however in the late 70s, it was discovered that people who were exposed to asbestos were susceptible to respiratory problems which included lung cancer and lung plaques. Any building which contained asbestos in its structure since then was demolished and the asbestos material was removed.
This was a way of asbestos control which is not as effective because particles can escape into the air and contaminate the environment. Today the general rule of asbestos control is to make sure that the asbestos is not disturbed at all when the demolition procedure is being undertaken. Ways that do not disturb the asbestos during its removal have been devised and they are proven methods of safely disposing the contaminant.
The methods of asbestos control that are be used to reduce the risk of contaminating the surrounding environment and do not require the material to be removed before the building is demolished are the most effective ones.
One of these asbestos control methods is wetting the asbestos before demolishing the building. This will minimize the quantity of harmful asbestos fibers that are released into the environment and according to the Health and Safety executives a wetting agent such as water will be very useful in containing the asbestos. However, while wetting the asbestos use a light spray of water or a roller as a concentrated and forceful spray will disturb the asbestos particles and result in the facilitating the release of the harmful substance into the atmosphere. These equipments should then be disposed of when you are done with the task.
Another effective asbestos control method protecting water tanks in buildings with earthen berms. These berms are raised mounds of earth that are located outside the exterior walls of a house and they are susceptible to asbestos control. To protect water tanks from asbestos contamination, protect them with earthen berms when demolishing the building as they cannot be damaged during the demolition exercise and therefore reduce the risk of having asbestos contaminate the surroundings. You can also wrap the asbestos in air tight plastic containers that will ensure the harmful microfibers from the asbestos do not escape into the air. This is a great asbestos control method as once you cover all the areas there is no chance of contamination.
Tameside Council suggested that asbestos should be wrapped in a double layer of thick, heavy duty plastic materials and then sealed in tape to achieve maximum asbestos control. There are other asbestos control methods that do not necessitate the complete demolition of a house. These methods rely on first identifying where the asbestos is located and the taking precautionary measures to ensure that the asbestos fibers are not released into the air. To be able to do this effectively, you will need to know where the asbestos is located.
Some of the common places that asbestos was used were fire blankets, garage doors and shed roofs, boilers and innings for walls, ceilings and doors. To be able to effectively control asbestos in these areas, prime the asbestos with alkali resistant primer and then paint over the area with gloss paint, however, do not sand or scrape the area as this will dislodge asbestos fibers. This is a common way of asbestos control that ensures the asbestos does not contaminate your home or office without the need of complete demolition of the house.