The Importance Of Asbestos Abatement Equipment

The Importance Of Asbestos Abatement Equipment

More and​ more people are looking for​ asbestos abatement equipment for​ conducting asbestos abatement at​ their homes. Asbestos abatement is​ a​ specialized job and​ you must use the​ services of​ accredited asbestos abatement professionals for​ removing asbestos materials.

Government has made it​ mandatory that asbestos abatement of​ public building, school and​ non-single family residential apartments should be done only by recognized abatement professional. However, there is​ no such provision for​ single-family residential buildings. You can do the​ asbestos abetment and​ removal of​ your single family home with the​ help of​ simple asbestos abatement equipment. However, you have to​ ensure that you follow safe asbestos removal and​ disposal procedure.

Asbestos Abatement Equipment for​ Flooring Removal

Use the​ following asbestos abatement equipment while removing floorings.

Individual Safety Gear (ISG) - Includes respirator, disposable work suits, gloves, shoes and​ goggles.

Polythene sheets, minimum 4mm thick -For sealing the​ work area, covering the​ doorways, heating and​ ventilation ducts, and​ wrapping waste.

Duct tape – Used for​ fixing polythene on surfaces and​ sealing vents, sealing disposable bags, boxes etc.

Disposable bags – Heavy sacks or​ asbestos disposal bags with asbestos warnings visible on them.

Boxes – for​ storing the​ removed flooring. Cover them with polythene or​ use waste disposal bags.

Sprayer with detergent water – Scrub and​ clean the​ floor with a​ mixture of​ one cup of​ detergent (liquid dishwasher is​ the​ best) dissolved in​ five gallons of​ water.

Abrasive Scrub pads - Used for​ scrubbing the​ floors, removing linoleum pieces, backings and​ adhesives etc.

Disposable Towels/Mops - Used for​ cleaning the​ work area, asbestos abatement equipment and​ mopping up excess water. Use them only once to​ prevent contamination of​ non-work areas.

Utility Knife – Used for​ cutting polythene sheets.

Metal Putty Knife – for​ removing flooring from the​ floors.

Sealing of​ Work Area With Asbestos Abatement Equipment

Seal off the​ work area using the​ asbestos abatement equipment before starting the​ work. Thus any asbestos fibers released during the​ work will remain confined to​ the​ work area. Turn off the​ heating and​ the​ air conditioner. Cover all the​ ducts, vents and​ openings with polythene and​ seal off with duct tape. Remove all movable objects so that they are not contaminated. This will reduce the​ time spent on cleaning them later on. Cover all fixed objects with polythene sheets and​ seal with tape.

Stick polythene using the​ duct tape on all doorways, windows and​ other openings. Have only one entry to​ the​ work area. Cover that doorway also with a​ polythene flap with one vertical slit for​ entry and​ exit. This will prevent contaminated air from circulating out of​ the​ work area.

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