An asbestos decontamination procedure is required each time a person comes into contact with an area of asbeste. Asbeste is a material that can be dangerous to the body when breathed. Therefore, spores should not be released into the air so as not to expose more people to this risk. To begin the Montreal decontamination procedure, you must first create several specific zones to ensure complete decontamination. Find out more about these processes in the rest of this article.
It is not advisable to try to decontaminate oneself, as the manipulation of the asbeste must be carried out by professionals. This is a tedious project that requires real expertise in the field. To do this, it is recommended to call a professional when you detect the presence of asbeste in your home. The latter will first conduct an audit before moving on to the final removal.
Decontamination of asbeste can be done in two different ways: wet decontamination and dry decontamination.
Wet decontamination,also known as wet wiping, is a technique that involves using a disposable cloth to clean contaminated objects and surfaces. If you involve a bucket of water in the process, the cloth should not be re-remounted so as not to contaminate the water into an asbeste waste. Once completed, all rags used must be disposed of, as must waste that has been contaminated with asbeste.
As for so-called dry decontamination,it consists of bending the leaves contaminated with asbeste. During this time, it is important to make sure that they are properly sealed and that, by the way, nothing else has been contaminated. This technique can sometimes use a specialized vacuum cleaner for this type of decontamination. However, this method is only used if you are faced with the risk of electric shocks with wet decontamination.
Both decontamination methods are only applicable by experts with the required skills.
When you detect traces of asbeste in your home, it is urgent to move to immediate decontamination. But the work undertaken in this context must be carried out with great care while respecting the rules set by the competent authorities. Thus, the professional who will take care of the decontamination must master all these standards before intervening.
When you hire a company to decontaminate your home, the entire response team must wear appropriate protective clothing, as each of its responders is also vulnerable to the consequences of the asbeste. These protective garments usually consist of masks, safety boots, pairs of gloves, pairs of glasses, etc. All this equipment is a guarantee for stakeholders. In addition, protective masks used for decontamination must be equipped with an assisted ventilation system that allows workers to breathe adequate air during construction. These different precautions are taken to prevent workers from being exposed to diseases, especially those related to the lungs.
The success of decontamination lies in the efficient preparation of the land. If it is a large area, it is important to provide an on-site shower that will be used to wash the tools used and bags to contain the unbridled materials during the work. In addition, it is recommended to mix an additive with water in order to control the spread of the fibres and prevent their evaporation in the wild. Finally, it is not recommended to eat, drink and smoke during the decontamination process.
At Decontamination ExpertsTM, we work hard to ensure an adequate and safe environment for your family’s health. Our work is carried out by APCHQ. In addition, an independent laboratory analyzes the air after our decontamination work. This will ensure that all traces of asbestos or mold are gone.