Asbestos has been used in industries for many years for its resistance to heat, fire and chemicals insulation to electric properties. It has been mined and used commercially in North America since the late 1800s in many industries like cement, shipbuilding, automotive, paints, ceiling, tiles and plastic for its above-mentioned characteristics. However, the research has shown that it has adverse effects on the lungs causing breathing effects as well as a risk to develop lungs cancer. Therefore, licensed asbestos removal contractors are needed to be contacted immediately if humans are exposed to asbestos at a place.
Exposure to asbestos can lead to severe health complications because on these places, tiny asbestos fibres are released into the air. When these tiny particles are breathed in, they can get into the lungs and remain there for a long time which can ignite a health hazard or even cause lungs cancer. Therefore, experts suggest that if somebody wants to remove asbestos, an asbestos remover can be contacted because these contractors have a professional team with expertise in removing the matter taking care of them by using a special uniform and masks. Domestic asbestos removal is subject to regulations in different countries, states or cities and can be either done by oneself or removal services are required.
Therefore, it is recommended to contact the local building or health department to have a legal insight into the matter. However, many communities allow homeowners to remove asbestos by themselves with some conditions like obtaining a prior permit, demolition in a single family home rather than an apartment or a building and proper disposal of contaminated material into an approved facility. On the other hand, commercial users need to contact licensed asbestos removal contractors in mentioned communities because of a large number of workers working in them and minimizing the risk of asbestos fibre to humans. Violating the local regulations can lead to legal prosecution followed by some heavy fines. Therefore, it is permissible to fully understand the legal requirements before taking any steps in this regard. If doing as a DIY project, proper protection from possibility to inhale fibres is highly recommended and if having kids, then it is promising to shift them to another place for a couple of days so that the risk of breathing in the affected air is minimized.