Asbestos disposal refers to the process of getting rid of asbestos or other asbestos containing items in a safe way. Asbestos is natural fibrous mineral. Many corporations used it for building and insulation materials. Asbestos was also used widely in fireproofing, pipe covering, cement, refractory materials, gaskets, floor tiles and joint compounds between 1890 and 1970.
Improper removal of these materials can release asbestos fibers into the air of your building, posing a possible health risk to you and other inhabitants. Exposure to asbestos particles is the reason behind many diseases including life-threatening cancer called mesothelioma. Looking at the harmful effects of asbestos exposure, no one can underestimate the importance of safe removal and disposal of asbestos.
It is better to dispose of some asbestos-containing appliances such as oven rather than trying to separate the asbestos from it for disposal because the separation of asbestos may prove to be very expensive and it can be hazardous. In some cases instead of complete removal of asbestos, we can seal the exposed insulation. Sealing minimizes the further risk of formation of airborne particles. Experts believe that Inhalation of asbestos fibers is much more likely when the asbestos is fragmented and airborne. Therefore, only a Professional specialist should handle the process of disposing of asbestos.
If you are planning the asbestos disposal process, read the detailed below stated the instructions of Asbestos Removal Procedures for Home Owners by Utah State Department of Environmental Quality.
Asbestos Disposal Recommendation Procedures
- You must wet the friable asbestos containing material and place it in properly labeled leak-tight containers before shipping.
- Only certified asbestos personnel must handle the regulated asbestos containing material.
- You should not carry on the process of asbestos disposal during the periods of high wind.
- Entry of unauthorized personnel must be strictly prohibited during the asbestos disposal process.
- Friable asbestos and Category II non- friable asbestos-containing material should be covered by the end of each operating day with at least six inches of non- asbestos containing material such as soil. Category 1 non- friable asbestos containing material may be spread prior to being covered, but shall be covered by the end of each operating day with at least six inches of compacted non-asbestos containing material such as soil
- You must maintain the records and file them to notify future landowners or interested parties, the locations and quantities of the asbestos waste buried at the site. A notice on the deed to the property must state that the site is subject to regulation and should include precautions against any attempt to disturb that area.
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