Burnt Asbestos Removal
Fire and Asbestos
A house fire is a catastrophe. A big house fire a greater catastrophe.
But there may be a hidden and less obvious problem as a result of the fire and the high temperatures.
South Australian Country towns as well as the Adelaide Metropolitan area and Western Victorian Country Towns have a high proportion of homes and buildings with part of their structure made from asbestos. So burnt asbestos left over after a fire is more than just a headache.
It is a serious health hazard that needs to be dealt with safely and effectively.
This is where our Watts Asbestos Burnt Asbestos Removal Service comes in.
We offer these unique services in Kingston, Millicent, Edenhope, Bodertown, Nihil. Penola, Horsham, Tailem Bend, Goolwa, Victor Harbour, Murray Bridge, Mannum – and Adelaide.
The Burnt Asbestos Problem
It is widely understood that asbestos can create a very serious health risk for humans. Scientists have researched the effects of asbestos for decades to understand the issues. Asbestos is a fibrous material.
The fibres when released can be inhaled and will adhere to the cells in the lungs. The asbestos fibres are virtually impossible to remove from the lining of the lung. When the fibres remain in the lungs the can and will cause a multitude of lung diseases and over time the effects will be fatal.
When materials such as any type of asbestos burn, the structure if the product degrades and the minute fibres are released and will float – these burnt fibres are easily inhaled.
For burnt asbestos the dangerous fibres floating alongside ash from a burn site which can be inhaled and will cause lung disease and other health problems. Many of these diseases will result in death.
Burnt Asbestos Removal
Burnt asbestos removal is not a task you can take on yourself.
State and local governments have requirements as to how burnt asbestos can be removed.
Watts Asbestos is trained and has full certification for the safe removal of burnt asbestos.
We take the headache out of safely and efficiently removing all burnt asbestos from your premises in Kingston, Millicent, Edenhope, Bodertown, Nihil. Penola, Horsham, Tailem Bend, Goolwa, Victor Harbour, Murray Bridge, Mannum – and Adelaide.
We are specialists in asbestos removal after house fires, workplace fires and business fires and during and after demolition.
The 3 types of lung disease caused by asbestos:
- Asbestosis: Asbestosis where there is significant scarring of the lungs.
- Disease of the lining of the lung: also called “the pleura” the result of hardening or inflammation and thickening of the lining tissue of the lung,
- Lung cancer which may have a range of symptoms. Lung cancer may occur in the internal lining or the outer lining of the lungs.
The delay between asbestos exposure and the development of cancer is may exceed more than 20 years
Mesothelioma is a cancer which may be malignant or benign.
Malignant Mesothelioma is highly dangerous and will commonly result in the sufferers death.
Mesothelioma affects the mesothelium, which protects the heart, stomach, lungs and other organs by producing a fluid that allows the organs to move.