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Steps to Take When Finding Asbestos in Your Home

Finding asbestos in your home can be concerning as it’s a highly toxic substance. If you find asbestos in your home, then there are a number of steps to take to make sure that the substance is removed safely. You may also want to carry out asbestos testing in your home to rule out any other asbestos-containing materials or ACMs for peace of mind.


We understand that it can be concerning when you find asbestos or a substance that you suspect to be asbestos in your home. We have created this guide to help you should you find or suspect that you have found materials containing asbestos.


We are here to support you with home asbestos surveys and removal. We are one of the leading independent companies offering asbestos surveys in Bristol and the surrounding areas. If you find or are concerned about asbestos in your home then get in touch now.


Why is Asbestos in My Home?


Asbestos is a great insulator which means that it was heavily used in building and construction. However, if asbestos is disturbed then the fibres can be released into the air. The fibres can be breathed and become stuck in the lungs and they cannot be broken down in the lungs. Continued exposure to asbestos fibres can cause various lung diseases and lung cancer. It was fully banned in the UK since 1999 so older homes may contain asbestos insulation. It was also built into concrete so when you are carrying out a renovation or construction project in your home – there is a risk that you may disturb or discover asbestos being present.


Dealing With Asbestos When it is Detected


If you find asbestos-containing materials in your home, then it’s very important to leave the material as you do not want to risk disturbing it and releasing asbestos particles. If you have broken an object such as a board and particles have been dispersed and you are unsure about what the substance is then it’s time to call in the experts. You can dispose of asbestos-containing materials yourself if you are comfortable with handling the material and you can identify a relevant area where you can safely transport the asbestos for disposal. If you are unsure then we highly recommend that you contact experts such as our time. We take all of the stress out of the disposal of asbestos and we will ensure that your safety is our top priority.


Arranging for an Asbestos Survey if You Suspect Asbestos is Present


Asbestos is not necessarily easy to identify. If you are looking to carry out an extensive home demolition or renovation project which involves removing walls, panels or other areas of your home which may contain asbestos as insulation then you need to be wary of asbestos. Arranging for an asbestos survey is simple with our team. We can take samples from areas that are likely to contain asbestos or items that you’ve already uncovered or found that may contain the material. If we find that asbestos is present then we can recommend the action that needs to be taken to remove the asbestos-containing materials. We can carry out further testing if needed if you are carrying out a larger project or if you are just working on one area – we can make sure that asbestos is removed so that you can continue working on your home safely. We are also experts in asbestos shed removal and we can help you remove your shed roof or entire shed containing asbestos in order to install a replacement shed.


We are here to support you with home asbestos surveys and removal. If you have any potential concerns about asbestos in your home, get in touch. We can arrange for a survey and if we do find evidence of asbestos we can remove this safely for you. Get in touch today.


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