If you are going to contract with a company to take care of asbestos removal in your home, you will want to know how this works before you do.
Luckily, most companies dealing with asbestos removal carry out the removal using the same techniques. That means the following is what you can expect.
Segregating the affected areas — If you do not have asbestos in every room in your home, the areas where it is located will be taped off with large plastic sheets and tapes. This allows the asbestos to be removed from ceilings, under floors and in walls, without it escaping from one room to the rest of the house.
Air filtering — An air filter will also be set up that will filter the air in any room where asbestos is located. This allows clean air to be pumped in while air that may be contaminated with small particles of asbestos will be pumped out.
This keeps the room safe not just for you, but also for the technicians working there.
Once the rooms have been taped off and the air is being filtered, the asbestos removal will begin.
Bagging and disposing the asbestos — The asbestos that is being removed will be bagged in industrial strength garbage bags and loaded onto a truck. That truck will then be driven to a licensed disposal facility where the asbestos will be unloaded.
It will then be disposed of safely and legally.
Your home will be cleaned — The final step of any asbestos removal is the cleaning of your home. The company you hire will do this. That way they can ensure all asbestos has been removed, and your home is now safe to be lived in again.
At this point, they will also usually certify it to be asbestos-free. See asbestos testing for more information.