Why it is best to call in a professional consultancy before removing asbestos

Asbestos is a common natural mineral that was widely used as a building material in the past. It is strong, resistant to wear and tear and was also cheap. Around 1998, the sale and use of asbestos was already prohibited in Belgium. Thanks to extensive research, it has emerged that asbestos can be a very harmful material. This is because when handling asbestos, microscopic fibres can be released that our bodies cannot break down. Therefore, it is very important to have asbestos removed as soon as possible if you find it in your business or home. Read on to find out why you should call in a specialist.

Inhaling the invisible asbestos fibres can be dangerous
Asbestos is very harmful when you come into contact with loose asbestos fibres. The fibres are so small that they are not visible to the naked eye and they are more easily released in damaged or weathered asbestos-containing materials. So the older the materials, the greater the chance that this is the case.

Let professionals assist you with asbestos removal
As a private person, you may only remove bonded materials that are still in good condition. For loose-bound asbestos, you are obliged to call in a professional asbestos removal contractor. It is wise to first have an asbestos inventory drawn up by a professional consultancy firm, because certain asbestos-containing applications need to be analysed by a recognised laboratory. This way, it can be determined with 100% certainty whether the asbestos-suspicious materials in the building do indeed contain asbestos or not. So before you let a specialized company remove the asbestos, it is wise to first make an inventory of any asbestos present. ASP Advice can guide you perfectly in this matter.

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