Asbestos Removal Maidstone
Asbestos Removal Services in Maidstone
Our Asbestos Removal Services in Maidstone
Maidstone Asbestos Removal Service – ‘All About Asbestos’ has been in business for over 30 years providing specialist asbestos surveying and remediation services in industrial, commercial and domestic properties throughout the Maidstone, Kent and the South East areas. For more information or to book Asbestos Removal Maidstone contact us today.
Identifying Asbestos in Your Home
Homeowners whose property have artex or patterned ceilings may perhaps question the negative impacts of asbestos fibres and if the type of material used in their homes have it. Asbestos can have a serious impact on your health and removal of it is essential if there is any risk to you, your family or your employees. Asbestos was often used in building and construction due to its insulation related properties. If a building you are working on, have purchased or are renovating was built before the 1980s, it’s highly likely that the material may be present and lying dormant in the structure.
If asbestos fibres are breathed in it can present a significant danger to an individual’s health and wellness, and can cause cancer and serious respiratory health conditions. Dormant asbestos does not pose a massive risk but the disturbance of panels or other areas such as walls or roofing that contains the material is highly dangerous.
If your home or property was constructed prior to the 1980s, then it is more likely to contain asbestos. All About Asbestos can come out and complete a microscopic survey on your property which will identify if there are any asbestos fibres in your home.
Does Asbestos Pose a Risk?
Many people are not aware of the severe risk that asbestos can have on an individual if you come into contact with it. Asbestos has been banned from future use in the UK since 1999, however, it is still present in many buildings across the country. There are several different types of asbestos and some of these can be extremely hard to identify.
As discussed, asbestos is not always dangerous, however, if the fibres are released into the air and you inhale these fibres, you could acquire many different diseases such as lung cancer. To ensure that these risks are minimised, you need to carry out a variety of different tasks. Firstly, you should contact your local asbestos removal company and get them to come out to survey your property.
After the survey has been completed they will be able to tell you if there are any asbestos-containing materials in the building. If there is you should immediately organise the removal of this. We have written more detail about the individual steps you should take below.
2 Types of Asbestos Fibres
1. Friable – is where the asbestos material is minimised to powder which can subsequently develop into tiny fibers which are released into the air and are therefore a lot more harmful to individuals. Consequently, they need far more firm and particular management to be contained and removed from the environment. Eliminating this sort of asbestos can result in greater asbestos removal costs as it is a highly technical removal process.
2. Non-friable – happens when the types of asbestos materials used are still very compact and will not discharge fibres into the air. Doing away with this sort of asbestos is a cheaper service to the ‘Friable’ process, and is sometimes not even essential at all.
Asbestos fibres only pose a threat to individuals if the air has been contaminated (Friable). Ceilings which have several tiers of paint applied over them are normally safe as the layers of paint close off the asbestos, reducing the likelihood of them becoming airborne. However, changing a light fitting or taking away Artex ceilings can cause the chance of asbestos fibres being released into the air, therefore, it is advisable to contact a reputable company like ‘All About Asbestos’, to arrange a survey.
Based in Maidstone and want an Asbestos Removal Quote?
If you need asbestos fibre substances taken away in your own home or business, or you need to understand if you have asbestos present then you need to speak to us, a specialist asbestos removal company ‘All About Asbestos’, who can advise you or remove it in a safe, secure and economical way.
Give us a call on 01843 600765 to find out more and book in your asbestos removal!