Asbestos Abatement >> Asbestos Siding Removal

Asbestos siding was installed on thousands of homes in the early to the middle 1900s. This siding looked almost like concrete, some of it had texture that had lines running vertically, the bottom of the tile looked kind of wavy. Some people call it asbestic, which is just another form made of magnesium silicate but still has the same health risks. It's not difficult to Asbestos Siding Removal, but the characteristic of the siding is the danger.

  1. The process of the Asbestos Siding Removal is made about 10 times harder because of the extra steps that are needed to take because of the dangers of asbestos. There are certain steps that have to be followed and without following this protocol could jeopardize your health and possibly your life. You might want to consider hiring a professional Asbestos Siding Removal company that specializes in asbestos abatement. It is possible that your homeowners insurance might pay for the asbestos removal and disposal.
  2. Exercise extreme caution if you decide to tackle this Asbestos Siding Removal job yourself, you can wear all the protective gear possible and still may not know until years later whether you inhaled or ingested some of the asbestos fibers. The protective gear you'll need is a good quality, one piece protective suit, a painter's hood and good eye protection that fits tight against your face. You'll need a good quality respirator, not the cheap ones they sell at your local hardware store. These respirators are like the ones autobody technicians wear. Check with your local auto parts store for these respirators.
  3. You'll want to wear rubber boots and thick rubber gloves, the kind that can be washed off when you're through with the Asbestos Siding Removal. Use a rubber hose and wash down the wall and periodically washing the wall again as you go. Get a roll of heavy plastic sheeting and place along the house under the wall where the asbestos siding is to be removed. These tiles are just nailed on, start at the top and work your way down, removing a row at a time. Take each piece and carefully place them in airtight bags making sure not to break or damage any of these tiles, remember if you run into a broken tile, the edges of the break have thousands of asbestos fibers that can become airborne.
  4. Once you've completed the Asbestos Siding Removal wet down the entire area, using extreme caution to clean up any of the asbestos fibers or dust. Try to keep the area wet but not to wash away the asbestos into cracks or crevices that you will not be able to retrieve these particles, only for them later to dry out and become a health issue. The Environmental Protection Agency, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and a lot of other local and state agencies have a wealth of information concerning asbestos and how to handle it.

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Removing Lead Pipes

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