In this article we give an example of an asbestos disposal, to give an idea of how the operation is usually carried out, especially for those who are about to seek the intervention of a removal company.
First of all is carried out an inspection by tecnicians that set up a specific plan of action and transport of artifacts to be reclaimed. This survey is also used to evaluate which type of operation is more appropriate in this case.
The tecnicians then return to the intervention site, and proceed to the removal and the encapsulation of the materials containing asbestos.
The encapsulation is a technique which allows to make temporary harmless the materials containing asbestos in such a way that they can be transported without the risk for the asbestos fibers to be dispersed in the air.
In the encapsulation process of "type D", commonly used, the materials are covered with a special product with a contrasting color, that penetrating the support to be treated, which cover the treated surface in a kind of protective film, avoid that the asbestos fibers may detach from the material and disperse in the air. It is also important to have in mind that the artifacts of asbestos are not to be demolished through the rupture of the same, but only disassembled by removing the fixing supports in order to avoid fiber dispersion.
At this point the tecnicians proceed to the packaging of the items removed with polyethylene sheets, collecting all possible waste products. Particular attention should be placed in the packaging material, since it is necessary to prevent any sharp pieces to open holes in the packaging through which asbestos fibers could pass.
Finally it is carried out the loading operation of the materials packed on transportation that will take them in authorized dumps where they will find their accommodation.