When it comes to asbestos and mold, it is important to hire experts who have the knowledge, experience, and equipment to first assess the extent of the issue, and then have the problem material removed or remediated safely and efficiently. The health risks associated with handling either asbestos or mold are numerous, and a lack of understanding and preparation can have serious repercussions for the health and safety of those involved. While you might be able to deal with a small amount of mold on your own, it’s often difficult to deduce how much mold is actually affecting your building, as mold is known to hide in hard to reach places, such as behind walls and under flooring. Furthermore, do-it-yourself methods tend to only be a band-aid on the issue, if not actually make the issue worse. It takes a professional to understand the level of contamination and to decide upon the best approach to have the mold removed without worsening the problem. People suffering from allergies, asthma, or other respiratory issues should never try to remediate mold on their own. When you disturb asbestos containing materials without the proper protection, planning, or training, you risk releasing asbestos fibres into the air where they can contaminate surfaces and clothing, or be inhaled by people in the same vicinity. Once the asbestos has been released, the risk of related cancers increases greatly. Asbestos testing and removal should only be handled by experts with the tools needed to reduce the risk and keep everyone safe. At Elemental Asbestos & Mold Removal, we know the best methods of approaching a mold or asbestos issue in the home or business. All of our employees have the appropriate training and skill with the equipment to evaluate the extent of the issue and the potential risk. From there, we can develop the best plan to remove the mold or asbestos without putting everyone at further potential risk or damaging your building. Looking for professionals in Victoria and area with over twenty years of experience in dealing with mold and asbestos? Contact Elemental Asbestos & Mold Removal today to learn more about what we can do to help.