Asbestos is hazardous if asbestos-containing material is disturbed and spores are released into the air. When left undisturbed, however, asbestos doesn’t pose a direct threat to your health or safety. Asbestos management refers to the method of asbestos control in which asbestos-containing materials are left where they are, with special precautions taken to ensure that they aren’t disturbed. Before committing to this asbestos control method, it’s good to know all the advantages and disadvantages associated with this strategy. Here is some more information about the pros and cons of asbestos management from the technicians at Certified Asbestos Removal.
How Does Asbestos Management Work?
If asbestos-containing materials are discovered in your property undisturbed, professional technicians may encapsulate and enclose the area and create an asbestos management plan to ensure the area is kept protected. This management plan must include emergency procedures and a schedule for routine professional inspection and upkeep of the vulnerable area.
Pros of Asbestos Management
Some of the pros of asbestos management include:
- Lack of disruption caused by abatement procedures
- Lower initial cost than removal procedures
Cons of Asbestos Management
Some of the cons of asbestos management include:
- The asbestos source remains
- There’s an increase in potential exposure risk over time
- Continuing inspections and maintenance are required, which can increase costs over time
While asbestos management can be used as a temporary solution to delay building demolition or renovation, it’s precarious as a permanent solution to asbestos contamination. There’s always the risk that your day-to-day activities will disturb the encapsulated area, and this risk only increases over time. Even though asbestos removal is the more disruptive solution in the short-term, it’s the safest, least time consuming, and most cost-effective way to eliminate the threat of asbestos once and for all.
The professional technicians at Certified Asbestos Removal have the training, skills and experience necessary to remove asbestos-containing materials from your property in the fastest and least disruptive manner possible. For more information about our professional asbestos inspection and abatement services, contact us today at Certified Asbestos Removal.