In commercial construction, asbestos removal is basically a group of methods designed primarily to prevent the airborne release of asbestos fibres from asbestos containing materials. When asbestos materials are found in a building, the most suitable method of asbestos removal is to ensure that this material is properly removed and not disturbed in any way. This will ensure that the fibres do not disperse into the atmosphere and contaminate other areas of the building.
When commercial demolition is required, it is usually the result of an owner wanting to demolish a building for any number of reasons such as remodeling, construction of a new building, etc. In these cases, it is not uncommon for owners to demolish the structure without first making sure that asbestos is properly removed and not disturbed during the demolition process.
If asbestos is discovered in the building it is necessary to first locate a reputable asbestos removal company who can then quote a fair price on the asbestos removal job. At no time should a quote be quoted, that includes any allowance for compensation due to damage or inconvenience to persons wishing to use the area for whatever reason. Any such quoting must always be in writing and provided to all parties involved.
The second part of removing asbestos involves the safe removal and disposal of any asbestos debris that may be generated during the demolition process. Methods used to contain asbestos are now quite varied and include using high technology vacuum technologies and asbestos abatement systems that have been specially designed and installed by professional contractors specializing in the removal of asbestos.
As with the other methods available for asbestos removal, safety precautions should be observed at all times when asbestos debris is being removed. It is preferable that all workers wearing mask and gloves be used when asbestos debris is being prepared for removal. Any precautionary measures should be followed up immediately with the assistance of a qualified person who can advise you on how best to maintain the safety of others while the asbestos is being removed.