Why is Asbestos Removal Important
Asbestos is a fibrous mineral, either amphibole or chrysotile, formerly used for making incombustible or fireproof articles
Due to its ability to absorb sound, its strength and resistance to heat, electrical and chemical damage, asbestos was used during the 19th and 20th century for roofing in various commercial, industrial and even residential building projects, however, the prolonged inhalation of asbestos fibres can cause serious illness, including malignant lung cancer and other respiratory diseases. As a result of this, asbestos is no longer legally to be used in buildings and the removal thereof has been regulated by the Department of Labour. [add attachment for regulations]
As a registered asbestos contractor, Atlantic Asbestos works according to the Departments regulations to ensure the safe removal of asbestos from buildings and the safe disposal thereafter. Atlantic Asbestos offers these key asbestos removal services:
Free Asbestos Site Evaluation
Free No-Obligation Quotation
Removal and Disposal of Asbestos Roof Sheets
Removal and Disposal of Asbestos Roof Slate Tiles
Removal and Disposal of Asbestos Ceiling
Removal and Disposal of Asbestos Gutters & Downpipes
Over roofing of existing asbestos
Maintenance of existing roofs (replace sheets or paint)
Because of its widespread use, asbestos has not been completely eliminated in all areas as there are still properties built where asbestos has been used, where fibers have been mixed into the cement or other building material for its effects against fire and heat.
Today, you can still find asbestos is pipe-coverings, cement blocks used for insulation, gaskets, packing materials, thermal seals, refractory and boiler insulation materials, fireproofing spray, vinyl floor tiling, ceiling tiles, acoustal textures, insulated electrical, roofing products and guttering.
As an asbestos removal and disposal company, our role is to safely and effectively remove asbestos without negatively affecting the surrounding environment by releasing high levels of asbestos fibers into the air.
For this reason, removal and disposal companies like ourselves require specific licensing and regulation which guarantees not only the property owner but everyone in the direct vicinity that the removal of these elements will not be hazardous to them or their environment.