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Asbestos Removal - Should You Do It Yourself?

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If your thinking about removing asbestos yourself then you need to be aware that it is illegal to remove more than 10sq/m unless your a licensed professional.

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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA, June 18, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Asbestos fibres are 50 to 200 times thinner than a human hair, can float in the air for a long time and can be invisible to the naked eye. Due to these factors, these fibres can easily be breathed into the lungs.

It is these fibres which can cause asbestosis, lung cancer and mesothelioma. In addition, any symptoms of disease do not usually appear until about 20 to 30 years after the first exposure to asbestos.

The risk of contracting these diseases increases with the number of fibres inhaled and the risk of lung cancer from inhaling asbestos fibres is also greater if you smoke. People who get health problems from inhaling asbestos fibres have usually been exposed to high levels of asbestos for a long time.

Therefore it is logical that you should contact a professional to check for potential exposure and removal within your premises. If you have any concerns please contact 1st choice asbestos immediately. We are the number one choice for asbestos removal in Sydney and NSW.

Unless your an expert it can be very difficult to identify asbestos materials in your house whether it's asbestos roofing, walls or other areas, particularly just by looking at it. There are some signs though which can help you determine if there is a risk at hand which requires further investigation.

The basic 'rules of thumb' for most properties are as follows:

- Built pre-1980's then it is very likely there would be materials containing asbestos.
- Built between 1980 and 1990 it is still likely there would be asbestos materials present.
- After 1990 it is unlikely to have material containing asbestos.

These are only general rules though and we would always take the position that if you aren't sure to take the side of caution and assume it does. Whether you know or are unsure of the presence of asbestos you can give 1st Choice Asbestos Removal a call or fill in our online quote form and we will help assist you with the issue. Our staff are fully qualified and trained professionals in asbestos removal, so in order to keep you and your family safe it is best to contact us.

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Sydney, NSW
Postal Code 2000

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