What You Need to Know About Asbestos Removal Services

What You Need to Know About Asbestos Removal Services

Asbestos is an incredibly hazardous material and this is why specialist services need to be implemented in order to safely dispose of it. If you are in the unfortunate position of finding asbestos in your property or business, don’t panic. Here is how a specialist contractor will be able to help you solve your asbestos problems.

Why do I need professional help with asbestos removal? 

It’s easy to underestimate how dangerous asbestos removal can be if you don’t know too much about it. With that in mind, the safest way to dispose of it is certainly to use a professional removal service. Not only are professional companies going to have the necessary tools and equipment, but also provide you with a quick and more importantly, safe service. Asbestos disposal is a specialist job and it would definitely be advisable that you use the services of someone qualified and trained in order to remove it.

Why is it dangerous to me?

Asbestos is classified as a naturally occurring fibre that was widely used in the construction industry from the 1970s to the 1990s. The three kinds of asbestos which were widely used in the UK include:

  • Crocidolite – blue
  • Amosite – brown
  • Chrysotile – white

Asbestos was banned in the UK in 1999 once the link between asbestos inhalation and long-term respiratory diseases such as mesothelioma and lung cancer had been discovered. Prior to this it was used for insulation, roofing and flooring. Despite the fact that it is of course banned, there is the risk that lots of buildings made before the year 2000 still contain asbestos.

Why is it important to have it professionally disposed of?

We do not recommend trying to dispose of asbestos yourself if you can avoid it. That said, if it is domestic disposal that needs to be carried out, you need to query with your local council as to whether or not they will allow you to bring asbestos to the tip yourself as this could be potentially dangerous to others and often forbidden.

If your asbestos issue is based within a commercial setting such as an office building or school, you will not be able to remove the asbestos yourself. A professional will come in and assess the scene and ensure it is safely removed and disposed of by a licensed waste carrier. Lots of waste removal companies offer their services to both domestic and commercial properties.

Do you require a reliable and trustworthy asbestos removal service? In this case, Wasteology is here to help! We can arrange for the safe removal and disposal of asbestos from your home or business. To find out more, please visit our website or contact us today. We’d be delighted to help with any enquiries you may have.

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