Green Energy Tips

Going green is a very important step that everyone will need to take if we are to save the planet we live on. While I don't want to sound like an old hippy, this is a fact. The impact of human activity on this planet is too much and it is everyone's responsibility to do something about it. This blog will contain all of my green energy tips along with some advice on ways you can modify your home and reduce your carbon footprint. I do not work in the green energy industry, but I have spent many hours talking with experts and carrying out my own research online.

Choosing the Best Asbestos Removal Company

Environmental Blog

Most houses and public building experience asbestos problems. Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that is dangerous to human health.  It increases the risks of developing diseases like lung cancer and mesothelioma. But, asbestos is only a health risk if any product that contains it is damaged. When in poor condition, the materials release toxic fibres into the air. This toxic air can be inhaled by a person in proximity. If materials that contain asbestos show deterioration signs, the safest way to handle the problem is to avoid a deadly exposure by having them removed professionally.

The asbestos disposal process is complex, and it's recommended that you hire a professional to do the job rather than doing it yourself. You will avoid exposing your loved ones to asbestos. Here is how you can choose the right company for removing these troublesome materials from your house.

Pick an experienced and licenced company

It's recommended that you opt for a company that has been in the business of asbestos removal for long. Note that the cost of hiring such a company may be higher, but you will be guaranteed of getting quality service.

Selecting a licenced company is also critical. A licence will indicate that the asbestos removal team is highly trained and knows how to perform the service correctly without contaminating the outside or inside of your house with the dangerous waste. If a company fails to remove asbestos safely, the insurance company won't cover any injuries or damages if the workers had not been properly trained. Therefore, make sure that you choose your asbestos removal company and team wisely; only hire a licenced company.

Request for a house inspection

When you have your house thoroughly searched by professionals for asbestos, you will be able to know the exact location that needs to be decontaminated. Unluckily, some homeowners prefer skipping this asbestos removal step and opt to start removing the common products and materials known to contain asbestos, although they are not sure if they are toxic or not. This approach is wrong because there is a chance that the contaminated part of a building will be overlooked and some safe materials will be removed. The house should still be inspected after asbestos removal to ensure that contaminated materials are removed, and the house is safe.

Hiring a professional may cost you more, but you will live in a safer environment. 


4 January 2018