Why asbestos removal and remediation is important?


Asbestos was once a widely used material that formed the basis of insulation and structural elements in many buildings around the world. For decades, asbestos was believed to be a wonder product due to its extreme hardiness and resistance to fire and chemicals.

As time went on, research started indicating the extremely negative effects that asbestos had on the health of people who came into contact with it. Inhaling asbestos was shown to wreak major havoc on the human body and many people died due to prolonged exposure to the mineral. In 2008, the use of asbestos was banned in South Africa and the removal of pre-existing asbestos was ordered.

This is because, as asbestos starts aging, it becomes brittle and can start breaking off into fine fibers. Breathing these tiny fibers is extremely detrimental to human health and can result in a number of lung-related diseases, including very aggressive forms of cancer. Most of the insulation containing asbestos that we find in buildings around Cape Town and other parts of South Africa today has been around for an extended number of years and is often in a bad state. Clearing your space of asbestos is better for the long-term health of your family or your employees.

While it may seem like a simple task, it is essential that the asbestos removal and remediation is done safely by accredited professionals and that the discarded asbestos is disposed of according to legislation. This is to ensure minimal impact on the environment and to alleviate any health risks associated with asbestos fibers.

CTW Construction Group now offers asbestos removal and remediation. We not only ensure the safety of your family/employees but also aim to protect the environment by discarding asbestos waste safely at pre-approved sites in the Western Cape. You can also chat with us about ways that we can fix any holes or damage caused by the removal of asbestos.

For more information about our offering, visit our Asbestos Removal page or contact Asbestos Removal & Roofing today.

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