Why You Need Atomised Sprays to Reduce Airborne Asbestos Dust in Your DIY Demolition Project

Have you ever heard of asbestosis? If not, it is a lung disease caused by inhaling asbestos particles. If you live in an old house or perhaps some small parts of your patio have asbestos and you are comfortable removing it on your own, you need to be careful enough with the materials. This is because when asbestos fibres or dust is released into the air, they can stay there for a long time, which would be hazardous. Therefore, in the event that you disturb the asbestos material, you need to take some measures to reduce as much dust as possible. Before the task however, you need to understand that national, state, or territorial laws and regulations will apply. Homeowners should only remove certain types of asbestos (non-friable) and do their best to minimise the health hazards caused by the airborne asbestos particles. Here are reasons why you need atomised sprays:


Atomised sprays operate on a technique of creating small water droplets launched from a fan to facilitate their collision with the asbestos dust particles. The droplets can be launched at different velocities, ranging from moderate to high, which offers uniformly sized particles at these velocities to bring down the dust particles. For instance, if the dust is relatively much, the velocity can be adjusted to high to collide with as many particles as possible. The sprays also produce a consistent pattern of spray that in turn brings down the asbestos particles consistently. This means that you can take care of the dust quickly enough before it gets hazardous to the people around.


Atomised sprays are designed to produce extremely small droplets of water, making the sprays a little more economical because of the reduced amount of water or liquid needed.

Environmentally Friendly

Atomised spray systems are friendly to the environment. Since atomised sprays use extremely small droplets of water, it reduces the amount of water that would be saturated in your ground or asbestos-containing patio. This is important because if the ground becomes saturated with water, there is the possibility of stagnant water to emerge afterwards. This may become another environmental hazard or safety concern during the demolition. It may also slow the process because you would have to deal with the water as well. Moreover, as demolition continues, the wet surface could become dry again and create the potential for asbestos airborne dust. Atomic sprays eliminate such issues by taking care of the rising dust.

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