A Look At Asbestos Removal In The COVID-19 World

Since the world has been hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, we have all experienced drastic changes to our lives; be it on an individual level or for businesses across businesses around the world, we have had a trying time adapting to the sudden changes. However, this also means that the pandemic has made work such as asbestos removal a lot more challenging to carry out; especially when it is an essential task to complete.

When it comes to asbestos, it always comes with its own risks and challenges. Hence, asbestos removal is a task should always be dealt with through an experienced professional of the industry. While already a tricky job to begin with, COVID-19 has made it even more challenging.

What is Asbestos?

Asbestos is composed of long and thin fibrous crystals which are a naturally occurring silicate mineral. It is a great electrical insulator and is extremely heat resistant. However, it has become known as a safety hazard and asbestos has now been made an illegal building material in various countries. Inhaling asbestos fibers can lead to serious long-term lung conditions, asbestosis, and even cancer.

Why is Asbestos Removal So Difficult?

Asbestos is most dangerous when it is has been disturbed or damaged, which is why removing it comes with major risks. When a material that contain asbestos or asbestos itself is damaged, asbestos fiber becomes airborne.

How Has COVID-19 Made It More Difficult?

With the COVID-19 pandemic, more rules and conditions set in place to manage the virus has made it harder to work in general. It can be harder to work on asbestos removal when it requires different stages of planning, and for professionals to work together due to social distancing.

In addition, professionals are often required to work together with others to remove asbestos from areas that are difficult to ventilate or from confined spaces. Without proper planning and thorough risk assessments, asbestos professionals may end up violating government’s physical distancing and safe working guidelines too.

One fortunate aspect though, is that asbestos removal experts are already experienced in managing and mitigating health risks or hazards. They are also familiar with the using personal protective equipment (PPE) to begin with.

Why Work with Iris Environmental Laboratories?

As a nationally accredited laboratory, Iris Environmental Laboratories since 2000, we have serviced many satisfied customers in the last 20 years. Our expertise lies in conducting asbestos laboratory testing and inspection. This means that we are experienced in field inspections and analysis for both commercial and private properties.

If you require asbestos inspection services, our team of highly trained field experts are at your service. We have a proven track record of analytical quality and can provide timely results to you at low, competitive rates.

If you would like to find out more, call us at 1800-908-6679 for more information on asbestos inspection and analytical services. Alternatively, you can fill up our online form to be contacted by our consultants or read up more from our frequently asked questions section.