Asbestos is a hazardous mineral that has been usen in great number for building construction materials including , ceiling tiles, floor tiles, decorative ceilings and walls, sprayed-on plaster for sound-proofing and lots of others. Asbestos particles is really small and cannot be destroy. Once its fiber breathed in, it will stick in the lung and can lead to deadely disease. When asbestos fibers are inhealed in, though body’s immune system cells try to break down the particles, it cannot be broken and instead lodged in the lung tissue the immune system cells die. Scar tissue develops around the dead cells and it continues over and over again evern after years after being exposed. The accumulation of scar tissue at some point will cause the lungs to stop functioning altogether. That is why, asbestos mesothelioma related disease only detected agter decades.
If you are planning to remodel or renovate your home, it is better to do asbestos testing first, in case in the area you want to remove is containing fibers. Especially if you live in a building which built before 1990s. The probability for your property to contain asbestos containing materials are higher. Be careful cause commonly asbestos materials are used in ceiling tile, floor tiles, or electrical insulation. But if it’s positive your home containing asbestos, then it’s best to remove the hazardous materials cause it can breaks withous you realize that and inhalled the dangerous fibers on your daily basis.
Now, how much does it cost if you want to remove asbestos from your property? Normally, abatement companies could have a minimum payment as high as $2.000 or higher, even for minor jobs. And for minor amount of asbestos ceiling removal or insulation around 10-foot section of pipe will cost as much as $400 or higher. If you wanna do a total removal, per square foot will be cost as much as $2. Generally, a 1,500 square foot residence will only cost about $350 to $750 for removal as the toxic material can be encapsulated instead of removed.
You can an independent inspector carry out an inspection to keep prices to a minimal amount. The inspector will have the ability to let you know if there is any asbestos in your house where it’s situated. The inspection can possibly help eliminate some unwarranted removal work which can lower the cost. They can check for materials that can also be contained instead of removed. Contact two different companies for the inspections and the other to do the actual physical job or removal work. It’s possible to save cash by performing the DIY removal, but it may be extremely unsafe. Before doing it yourself you should talk with your state and local health departments to determine if they provide any training courses.