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What Risks Are There When Your Home Has Asbestos?

 

So, what exactly is asbestos? Asbestos is a group of six naturally occurring fibrous minerals composed of thin, needle-like fibres.

At MPA Asbestos Services, we understand the risks that asbestos can present to you and your family which is why we are committed to providing our clients with premium asbestos removal and inspection services.

Below we have listed more information about where asbestos can be found in the home and the risks that come with leaving it unattended to by a professional. Keep reading to find out more:

Where Can It Be Found In The Home?

Prior to 1990, asbestos was used significantly as a building material in the construction of homes and commercial buildings, so if your home or building was constructed prior to this there’s a good chance it could be present in your home. Some of the areas asbestos may be found in your home include:

     Bathroom – ceilings, walls, flooring

     Laundry – ceilings, walls, flooring

     Kitchen – splashbacks, flooring, walls, ceilings

     Floor – tile underlay, vinyl floor tiles, sheet vinyl

     Walls – internal linings, external cladding

     Fencing – corrugated sheeting, profiled sheeting

     Roof – corrugated sheeting, shingles

     Electrical switchboards

Why Is It Dangerous?

Asbestos has proven to be dangerous because it has the ability to break down into microscopically thin fibres. The fibres that are released are so small that they can remain airborne for days after they were initially disturbed. While airborne, individuals can breathe these fibres in. Since the fibres are so small, they can travel deep into a person’s lungs, where they may eventually lodge in the lung tissue. Once lodged in the lung tissue, these fibres can cause several serious diseases, including lung cancer, asbestosis (a scarring of the lung tissue) and mesothelioma (cancer of the lining of the lung cavity).

Why Professional Inspections and Removal Services Are So Important?

Because of how dangerous asbestos is, it should never be removed by someone who is not a trained professional. At MPA Services, we understand these dangers and ensure that our staff have the knowledge and experience to remove any asbestos from your home in a safe and efficient way.

 

If you’re looking for a premium asbestos service in Adelaide, call MPA Asbestos Services today! 

 

 

 

 

 

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