Hiring certified asbestos removal specialists to remove all asbestos-containing materials form your home will still be the wisest and safest way to deal with any asbestos-related problem in your property.
A reputable asbestos removal or abatement company would ensure that all traces of asbestos are gone from your property via air quality testing after the removal task is completed. The professionals will also take care of the clean up of the work area as well as the disposal of the collected asbestos materials from your home.
The tricky thing about asbestos is that once they get disturbed, their fibers, dust, or particles may be released through the air, making it possible for anyone in the vicinity to inhale this harmful material.
No matter how great the asbestos removal company is, they will clean up the area where the asbestos was found but they would certainly NOT clean your entire home – that is not their responsibility. But since asbestos has the tendency to move from one area to another through the air, it’s imperative that you know how to clean up properly to ensure that no asbestos particle is left behind after the removal.
To minimize the amount of time you’ll spend cleaning up after asbestos removal, you can take some preparatory steps before the asbestos removal process even begins.
- Before the asbestos removal specialists arrive, you can cover your furniture items, especially the ones with fabric upholstery to prevent asbestos fibers from getting in.
- Close the doors of all the other rooms in the house that would not be accessed during the removal and cover the gaps under the doors.
- Cover the grass outside with plastic to prevent asbestos from getting trapped in them.
- If you are planning to oversee the actual asbestos removal, if you don’t have the proper protective clothing, it’s best if you wear clothing items you are ready to dispose of after use. While asbestos fibers may be washed off of clothes, it will require a special cleaning process for this to be done, so it’s better for you to simply throw away these clothes, or get a special asbestos protective suit. Or, better yet, just don’t try to get near the work area during the removal at all.