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Asbestos removal costs. Factor it into your renovation.

Asbestos removal costs.

We all know that renovating or doing maintenance to a home or workplace can be costly. Many people try to do as much as they can themselves before calling in the experts, however a successful renovation starts with keeping things safe and this means calling in professionals when needed. There is no point making changes if you and your loved ones are at risk. To make a project safe, we hire electricians, plumbers and carpenters. Before any of these trades enter the work site though, you need to check on one of the most dangerous substances of all: asbestos.

Why should I remove asbestos?

Asbestos is an extremely dangerous building material, that can cause long term illness and potential death, years after incorrect exposure. Even the smallest piece of damaged asbestos can cause health risks to those around it. If the asbestos on your work site is in good condition (with no breaks, cracks or exposed loose fibres), it can be painted and left alone. Removing walls, pulling out kitchens, bathrooms and laundries though can increase the risk of exposing asbestos.

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Removing asbestos safely.

A risk is posed when asbestos is disturbed by renovation or demolition, so only a licensed removalist should conduct legal removal of asbestos. They will make sure you and your family are out of harm’s way. They will wear the correct personal protection equipment and dispose of it at a legal disposal site.

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