Asbestos refers to six silicate naturally occurring minerals made of microscopic or tiny fibres. Exposure to it is likely to come from sources such as rocks, sediments, and soils that contain the same or from building materials that contain it. According to the World Health Organization, there is no safe level of exposure as any inhaled amount may lead to health complications associated with this mineral. Since it contains genotoxic carcinogens, it poses a health risk for humans even in low doses.
Health risks that occur with inhaling its fumes include developing cancers of the ovaries, lungs, larynx, and cancer that affect the lungs' linings, namely mesothelioma. The risk for the development of these conditions gets worse by the fact that the diseases can manifest decades after exposure. However, mesothelioma is fast-growing, rare, and incurable. There are cases reported by family members of those who come directly in contact with the mineral, meaning someone can carry it home in work clothes and work tools. In Australia, a diagnosis from this condition stands at 700-800 a year, and on average, those diagnosed live for only eleven months. Besides cancer, it can cause other diseases, including pleural plaques, a disease that causes thickened patches of scar tissue on the pleura, also called lung lining. The other is asbestosis, making breathing difficult because of the scar tissue that forms inside the lungs. The condition decreases the elasticity of the lungs, which interferes with breathing.
According to Global Burden of Disease Collaborative Network, every year in Australia, 4000 deaths are asbestos-related. For this reason, the country imposed a total ban on the manufacture, mining, and use of these materials in 2003. People at the greatest risk are those who work in older infrastructure and buildings that contain the materials. They include the persons who renovate, maintain, or even repair these structures. People who smoke are more affected by the exposure to these materials. Asbestos is a harmful substance even in small doses, and because of the hidden danger, it demands expertise in removal by licensed and experienced professionals. We at Melbourne Demolition Services have all these factors under our belts besides being reliable. During remodelling, reconstruction, or renovation, our professionals ensure the fibres do not become airborne, thus posing a risk for cancer, pleural plaques and effusions, and asbestosis. At MDS, we offer safe removal from both commercial and residential properties while ensuring safety for you and your family and also peace of mind.
A significant reason for hiring a professional for asbestos removal is the health risk it poses when untrained persons carry it out. They could get exposed to the fumes that will damage one's health over time, putting them at risk of cancers of the lungs, ovaries, larynx, and other conditions like pleural plaques and asbestosis. We have a team of experts to handle the removal of these hazardous materials while ensuring safety throughout the process. Professionals like ourselves should handle the materials because exposure to these harmful substances through inhalation causes permanent trapping in the body. Australia banned the mineral in December 2013, but at least a third of the country's buildings still have these materials. The cost of removal considers the following four factors: transport cost, disposal, site access, and the size of the sheets. We offer competitive prices while ensuring safety for all the removal projects we undertake. Before starting any removal, our experts carry out a detailed inspection in a well-structured and organized way to ensure no harm comes to our clients. Another reason you should contract Melbourne Demolition Services is that the Australian law prohibits removing more than 10 square-meters of the mineral in the absence of a licensed, qualified specialist. We have gathered great experience from the many construction and soil removal projects we have undertaken over the years.
Additionally, asbestos removal and complete elimination need professionals because there could be some amounts left in the smaller areas of a building like the linings, insulations, vent piping, guttering, and eaves. Our team will carefully inspect all these spaces and consider them in the removal plans. Finally, in hiring professional services will ensure asbestos removal is carried out on time, attentively and safely, ensuring that the overall project finishes on time. We have had a wealth of experience, and we have the appropriate tools. No project is too challenging for us.