Importance of shrink wrap for Asbestos projects
Asbestos is a mineral found in trace amounts across the globe. Due to its microscopic fibres, it cannot be detected by the naked eye. Worse, the mineral has been classified as a carcinogen, implying that it can cause cancer.
Why Asbestos containment?
Most buildings contain asbestos. Previously, asbestos was extensively used in buildings for thermal insulation and fire retardant purposes. Its durability and resistance to corrosion made it very ideal for the purposes it served.
Moreover, its strength coupled with its resistance to heat made it the material of choice in materials such as floor tiles, roofing shingles, cement products, ceiling materials, and automotive parts. Hence, if your workplace was renovated or built before 1990, the chances are that a part of your building has asbestos. And, it is essential to remove the asbestos from the building safely.
However, asbestos is a very noxious substance if inhaled during removal. If not properly removed, the fibres may disperse into the air and may be inhaled, thereby causing harm to the body.
Before you begin the process of asbestos removal, always ensure that the specialists involved have the technical know-how to avoid any health-related challenges. During the removal phase, ensure that the entire section of a building that has asbestos is safely sealed to shun contamination to other areas.
For a company dealing with asbestos or lead remediation, you must understand that Class 1 containment can effectively and expediently be achieved through the use of shrink wrap. Compressing entire buildings or sections of a building can efficiently be achieved using a shrink wrap system.
Over time, shrink wrap has proven to be the most reliable and cost-effective method for containment of asbestos removal. Our techniques create a
comprehensive seal off the area to be contained ensuring that all harmful asbestos is contained.
When eliminating lethal materials, such as asbestos, the major consideration that you need to take into account is containing the work area in negative pressure, and airtight enfold. When the enclosures are constructed in an exterior environment, additional considerations have to be factored in. Notably, you have to consider the possibility of heavy rainfall and any adverse weather conditions.
EnCaPS has become a leading player in installing negative pressure shrink-wrap containment systems to cater for any hazardous chemicals removal. We have extensive industry knowledge in asbestos abatement and removal, and we are capable of safely containing and removing hazardous asbestos.
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We install an engineered scaffold system and spread over our industrial shrink wrap, then we heat and shrink air-tight throughout the entire scaffold structure to contain any hazardous asbestos from spreading outside. By so doing, the shrink wrap establishes a perfect fit for whatever it is attached to.
Before commencing the task of asbestos removal, it is essential to undertake a job safety analysis. Abatement should be done within a negative pressure enclosure with an engineered air-tight of shrink wrap that is supported by engineered scaffolding.
Talk to us today about using shrink wrap for any asbestos removal project you have. None is too big for us.