Asbestos is a term used to describe a group of six fibrous minerals that occur naturally in the environment. Asbestos has been widely used in the manufacture of building materials and consumer products, due to its durability, heat resistance, and sound-absorption properties. Unfortunately, asbestos also poses a serious health risk to humans, as exposure to asbestos fibres can lead to a variety of lung diseases, including mesothelioma, lung cancer, and asbestosis. As such, it is essential that asbestos-containing materials be removed from buildings and disposed of properly.
If you live in Hampshire and are looking for an asbestos removal company, Affordable Asbestos Removal Hampshire is here to help. We are a reliable and affordable asbestos removal company that has been serving homeowners and businesses in Hampshire and surrounding areas for many years. Our team of asbestos removal specialists are fully licensed, insured, and trained to safely remove asbestos-containing materials from your building.
Asbestos is a term used to describe a group of six naturally-occurring fibrous minerals that are heat-resistant and have excellent insulating properties. The six types of asbestos are chrysotile, crocidolite, amosite, anthophyllite, tremolite, and actinolite. All types of asbestos are hazardous to human health when inhaled, as the fibres can become lodged in the lungs and cause damage over time.
In the UK, asbestos was commonly used in the manufacture of building materials such as insulation, ceiling tiles, and roofing materials until it was banned in 1999. However, many older buildings still contain asbestos-containing materials, posing a risk to occupants who may be exposed to asbestos fibres.
Asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) are any materials that contain asbestos fibres. ACMs were widely used in the construction industry from the 1930s until the 1980s, and can still be found in many older buildings. Common ACMs include:
If you suspect that your building may contain asbestos-containing materials, it is important to have a survey conducted by a qualified asbestos surveyor. A survey will identify any materials that contain asbestos, and will help you determine the most appropriate course of action for their removal.
Asbestos removal is important because exposure to asbestos fibres can cause serious health problems, including mesothelioma, lung cancer, and asbestosis. Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that affects the lining of the lungs and abdomen, and is almost always caused by exposure to asbestos.
Even low levels of exposure to asbestos fibres over a long period of time can lead to the development of these diseases. As such, it is important to have any asbestos-containing materials removed from your building as soon as possible, in order to reduce the risk of exposure to yourself and others in the area.
Asbestos removal must be carried out by a licensed and trained asbestos removal professional. This is because the removal of asbestos can be dangerous, and requires special equipment and procedures to ensure that asbestos fibres are not released into the air.
The first step in asbestos removal is to have a survey conducted by a qualified asbestos surveyor. The survey will identify any materials that contain asbestos, and will help you determine the most appropriate course of action for their removal.
Once the survey has been conducted, the asbestos removal professional will develop a plan for the safe removal of the asbestos-containing materials. The plan will include details on the types of personal protective equipment (PPE) that will be worn, how the area will be contained to prevent the release of asbestos fibres, and how the asbestos-containing materials will be removed and disposed of.
During the removal process, the asbestos removal professional will use special equipment to prevent the release of asbestos fibres into the air. This may include negative air pressure systems, HEPA vacuums, and wetting agents to keep the asbestos-containing material damp.
Once the asbestos-containing materials have been removed from the building, they must be disposed of properly. Asbestos waste is classified as hazardous waste, and must be disposed of at a licensed hazardous waste disposal site.
If you live in Hampshire or the surrounding area and need asbestos removal services, Affordable Asbestos Removal Hampshire is here to help. We are a reliable and affordable asbestos removal company that has been serving homeowners and businesses in the area for many years.
Our team of asbestos removal specialists are fully licensed, insured, and trained to safely remove asbestos-containing materials from your building. We use state-of-the-art equipment and procedures to ensure that asbestos fibres are not released into the air during the removal process, and we dispose of all asbestos waste at licensed hazardous waste disposal sites.
To learn more about our asbestos removal services, or to schedule a survey of your building, contact Affordable Asbestos Removal Hampshire today at 01962 458066 or via email at [email protected]. Our website, affordable-asbestos-removal-hampshire.co.uk, also contains detailed information about our services and pricing. Don't risk your health - contact Affordable Asbestos Removal Hampshire for all your asbestos removal needs.