Many people think of the high cost and the inconvenience that they will have to go through if they are told that asbestos has to be removed from their properties. Such people may not be aware of newer asbestos removal methods that can be used without incurring a high cost and the attendant inconveniences of the traditional abatement techniques. This article discusses a novel way to remove asbestos that coats electrical wires.
How the Method Works
The method entails spraying a proprietary liquid on the asbestos-coated surface. Foams are also available for this purpose. The asbestos clings onto this liquid or foam. Abatement workers then brush off the foam or liquid and take it away for disposal.
The Benefits of This Method
It requires less time. Traditional asbestos-removal methods consume a lot of time because several steps have to be taken in order to safeguard the asbestos-removal workers as well as those living or working close to the affected building. Such steps include setting up low-pressure zones in order to prevent the movement of fibres out of the work area. Such steps take a lot of time and increase the duration of the project.
Less labour is required. Using foam or liquids to remove asbestos requires less labour in comparison to the traditional way of removing the entire asbestos-containing material. A few people are sufficient to spray the foam or liquid onto the surfaces of interest. Those same people can then brush off and collect the asbestos shortly after it has detached from the surfaces. Traditional methods are labour-intensive because several measures must be instituted to contain the fibres, in addition to carrying the toxic material to special vehicles for disposal. Less labour means the cost of the entire project is likely to be more affordable.
Fewer inconveniences. The new method doesn't require a building to be evacuated. This is because the asbestos attaches to the liquid or foam that is used in the removal process (as already mentioned). Consequently, there is no risk that fibres will detach and contaminate the air within the building. You will therefore be able to continue using the building while asbestos removal is going on. This is unlike the other abatement methods that require building occupants to leave until the building has been declared safe for occupation.
Different situations call for the use of different asbestos-removal methods. You should therefore ask asbestos abatement experts to inspect your property so that they can discuss the applicable options that can be effective for your situation. They may even tell you about a better method whose benefits exceed those discussed above.