Asbestos siding, in spite of its hazardous chemical properties, has been extensively used because of the benefits asbestos has as a fire retardant and for insulation. However, it cannot be denied that despite its popularity, asbestos continues to threaten the health and the environmental safety of people whenever and wherever it is used. Asbestos, therefore, is dealt with great caution. Asbestos siding removal procedures must be done with vigilance.
Legal aspects of asbestos siding removal
For carrying on the job of asbestos siding removal, it is best to ensure that you hire a well reputed and professional company for the job. This is important, because asbestos siding removal can be done best by those bodies who know all about the safety procedures required for the job. Remember, even if your state legally allows homeowners to do the job of asbestos siding removal, any kind of faulty procedure or negligence on your part can have great repercussions on human health and as well as on the surrounding environment.
Equipment for asbestos siding removal
Asbestos siding removal requires one to use certain specific equipment to do the job well. During asbestos siding removal, it is best to make sure that the asbestos is well sprayed with water so that the chances of letting out particles in the air and the environment are minimized. It is also a known fact that the best possible way of asbestos siding removal is by removing it in large chunks, instead of breaking it up in much smaller parts. This can help in further ensuring the maximum particles are generated while removing the asbestos sidings.
Precautions for asbestos siding removal
The person responsible for carrying out the task or removing asbestos sidings is also required to wear certain protective clothing, for his own personal safety. The worker needs to cover himself from head to toe in garments that are specifically meant to be worn while carrying out such hazardous tasks. Besides the protective clothing, (including head covers, the overall garment, gloves, boots etc), a respirator is also fitted to allow easy and safe respiration. However, no matter how necessary this clothing may be, it cannot be denied that this clothing does tend to make the job of asbestos siding removal more difficult. For instance, wearing protective glasses can reduce visibility considerably, making the job all the more difficult for the worker.
After the procedure for asbestos siding removal is complete, you must make sure that the materials are disposed of safely. These materials include, everything beginning from the removed asbestos sidings, the leftover matter, and even the protective clothing that was worn. Pack them up properly and transport them to the sites where asbestos disposal has been authorized, and is carried out thus, under experts and careful supervision.
Since asbestos siding removal is a job, requiring great skill and as well as expertise, there have been many cases when people have been injured during this procedure. Therefore, if anyone tends to get injured during asbestos siding removal due to an improper or faulty procedure, then legal claim may be filed, against the one responsible for negligence.