How To Test Your Home For Asbestos

What is all the talk about “Polished Concrete Floors?” Polishing and grinding concrete floors has been a topic of discussion over the past few years, and I’ve been asked so many times what it’s all about, that I decided to write this article. Hard surface floors have been around since the time of the Roman Empire. It took an enormous amount of labor, and a lot of ingenuity to split large stones, and hone them down to make slabs suitable for flooring in buildings. To get more specific than that is mind boggling, kind of like, “How did they build the Pyramids in Egypt? ” My answer is, “I sort of know how they did it, but I’m glad I didn’t have to do the work”.

Before removing a popcorn ceiling on your own, test it to see if it contains asbestos. Asbestos requires special removal to prevent any harm to you or your family as you remove it. If asbestos is detected in a ceiling you want to work on, it is best to leave the job to an expert in speedy demolition.

Some home improvement projects that are easy and quick can end up saving you money. Just by installing more energy efficient light bulbs, you can use a lot less energy – almost 75 percent less. If you want to save money with your water heater and not waste energy, you should install insulation in the hot water heater.

One thing that I picked up here was about the WHS Regulations containing some additional regulatory requirements. The one that was mentioned was Noise. Currently the law says we must remove workers from the noise, engineer out the noise, provide and wear ppe etc. There will now be an extra requirement that audiometric testing will also now have to be done. That’s going to cost a fair bit of money across Australia.

When removing asbestos you should always wear overalls. For extra safety you should tape the ends of your trousers and your sleeves with duct tape. This is to stop any asbestos getting under your suit.

Avoiding harm from asbestos and replacing an old or broken boiler is something that needs to go to the top of your list. There are bound to be highly qualified and competent service providers in your area. You can ask friends or family members for referrals. Another way to find a great service provider is to browse online. These days, companies have a web presence so you can check out their services, specialties and certifications.

I don’t mean to give Epoxy a bad rap. There are many good manufacturers. They have to be mixed and applied quickly by an experienced technician to prevent product failure. And, there are some that are more slip resistant than others. So you are going to have to trust your contractor to advise you on the right product, and look at some comparisons on the products on the internet.