ASBESTOS CLEAN UP
Asbestos Abatement / Asbestos Remediation
Asbestos Clean Up (also referred to as remediation or abatement) is usually necessary when asbestos has been accidentally or inadvertently discovered, disturbed or removed. This can be necessary after severe weather events, fires, demolition, renovation, or as a result of earthworks. Advanced Deconstruction specialises in this type of work and has responded to a number of major and very sensitive disaster and emergency projects.
Often these are emergency situations where a quick response is necessary. It is important to remember that once asbestos has been damaged the main priority is to minimise the risk of exposure to people. The best way to do this is remove people from the area completely. If you have appropriate PPE (personal protective equipment) you can then consider further measures including sealing the contaminated area off so that it is air tight (if possible), or reduce the risks of airborne dust with water and cover the damaged asbestos.
Never touch or disturb damaged asbestos without appropriate PPE and training. Even wet asbestos can pose a health threat if it has been damaged. Certain types of asbestos are water repellent, so a sheet that is wet on the outside will often still be dry internally and further damage can release fibres in the air. If you do not have the correct PPE the safest option is to remove yourself from the damaged asbestos.