Asbestos is a hazardous material that can pose a significant health risk if it is disturbed or damaged. Asbestos was widely used as a building material until the late 1990s when its dangers were recognized, and it was banned in the UK. Many homes in Hampshire may still contain asbestos, and homeowners are often unsure whether they need to remove it. This guide will explain everything you need to know about asbestos, the risks it poses, and when it needs to be removed.
Affordable Asbestos Removal Hampshire is an asbestos removal company based in Hampshire. We have been providing asbestos removal services for over ten years and are trained and qualified to handle all types of asbestos. Our team is committed to providing affordable, safe, and reliable asbestos removal services to homeowners in Hampshire and the South East of England.
Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that was widely used in building materials due to its excellent insulation and fire-resistant properties. Asbestos can be found in a range of materials, including:
When asbestos-containing materials are damaged or disturbed, tiny fibers are released into the air. These fibers can be inhaled, where they can lodge in the lungs and cause serious health problems.
Asbestos can cause a range of serious health problems, including:
Asbestos-related diseases can take decades to develop, and there is no cure. Asbestos exposure is responsible for around 5,000 deaths in the UK each year, making it a significant public health issue.
Asbestos only needs to be removed if it is damaged, disturbed, or in poor condition. If asbestos-containing materials are in good condition and not likely to be damaged, they are usually best left alone. Removing asbestos can be costly and may create more of a health risk if not done correctly.
If you suspect that your home contains asbestos, the first step is to have it inspected by a qualified professional. Affordable Asbestos Removal Hampshire can provide a comprehensive asbestos survey to identify the location and type of asbestos in your home. We will also advise you on the best course of action, whether that is removal or management.
There are three main types of asbestos:
Chrysotile is the most commonly used type of asbestos and was widely used in the UK. It is often found in asbestos cement products, such as roofing and cladding. Amosite and crocidolite are less common but are more dangerous than chrysotile. They were used in insulation and other products, such as pipe lagging.
A range of products are available for removing asbestos, including:
Affordable Asbestos Removal Hampshire uses the latest equipment and techniques to ensure that asbestos is removed safely and efficiently. We also dispose of all asbestos waste in compliance with waste management regulations.
If you suspect that your home contains asbestos, contact Affordable Asbestos Removal Hampshire today. Our professional, trained team will provide a comprehensive asbestos survey and advise you on the best course of action. We are committed to providing affordable, safe, and reliable asbestos removal services to homeowners in Hampshire and the South East of England.
Contact us today on 01962 458066 or by email at [email protected] to discuss your asbestos removal needs. You can also visit our website at affordable-asbestos-removal-hampshire.co.uk.