These days, the only thing people know about asbestos is that it’s dangerous, as there have been several widely publicized studies on the various health problems it can cause, such as lung cancer. Prior to the discovery of its connection to lung cancer, though, asbestos was prized for its useful qualities—it is heat resistant, waterproof, etc., which made it highly useful for various construction applications.
Because it was so versatile, asbestos was used in a wide range of materials, and it can still be found in countless buildings. If asbestos has been discovered in your home or business, you can turn to our team at Double D Construction Services, Inc. to get the reliable asbestos removal services you need. In this article, we’ll explain how to prepare for asbestos removal so we can get started right away.
- Check the Plan – Before your contractor begins the asbestos removal process, read through their plan carefully to make sure they will follow all safety guidelines. For example, they should clearly mark the areas where they will be working, use only wet-cutting techniques on the asbestos material, and use both personal protective equipment for themselves and HEPA filters for the building.
- Stay Out of the Work Area – During the asbestos removal process, keep yourself and your family members (as well as pets) well away from the team’s work area. If you want to be as safe as possible, you should consider finding other accommodations until the work is complete. For example, consider staying with friends or family members or renting a hotel for a few days.