If you have Artex coating on your ceiling or walls, it may contain asbestos. Artex was commonly used as a textured wall and ceiling coating in the past and unfortunately, some varieties of the coating contained asbestos. Asbestos is a cancer-causing mineral that can be hazardous to your health when disturbed. Its important to take precautions and remove any Artex containing asbestos. In this guide, well show you how to safely remove Artex containing asbestos in Hampshire.
Affordable Asbestos Removal Hampshire is a leading asbestos removal company in Hampshire, South East England. We are a fully licensed and accredited asbestos removal company with years of experience in the industry. Our team is fully trained and equipped to handle asbestos safely and efficiently. We provide affordable and high-quality asbestos removal services to our clients in Hampshire and the surrounding areas. You can trust our team to safely remove any Artex containing asbestos from your property.
Artex is a textured wall and ceiling coating that was popular in the 1960s, 70s, and 80s. It was commonly used to create a decorative textured finish on walls and ceilings. Some varieties of Artex contained asbestos, which is a naturally occurring mineral that was used in many building materials in the past. Asbestos was used because of its fire-resistant and insulating properties. However, it is now known that asbestos can cause serious health problems, including lung cancer, mesothelioma, and asbestosis.
If you suspect that your Artex coating contains asbestos, you should have it tested by a qualified asbestos testing company. They will take a sample of the coating and test it for asbestos. You can also look for signs that your Artex may contain asbestos, such as:
The Textured Pattern: Artex from the 1970s and earlier typically has a more pronounced and deeper texture, which can indicate that it contains asbestos.
The Age of Your Property: Older properties built before the mid-1980s are more likely to have Artex with asbestos.
The Location of Your Property: Some areas of Hampshire were known to have higher levels of asbestos in building materials.
If you are unsure whether your Artex contains asbestos, its best to have it tested by a professional.
Disturbing Artex that contains asbestos can release asbestos fibers into the air, which can be hazardous to your health. If these fibers are inhaled or ingested, they can cause serious health problems, including lung cancer, mesothelioma, and asbestosis. Its important to take precautions and hire a professional asbestos removal company to safely remove any Artex containing asbestos from your property.
To safely remove Artex containing asbestos from your property, you should hire a professional asbestos removal company like Affordable Asbestos Removal Hampshire. Our team will follow strict safety protocols to ensure that the asbestos fibers are not released into the air. Here are the steps we take to safely remove Artex containing asbestos in Hampshire:
Before we start the removal process, we will set up a contained work area to ensure that the asbestos fibers do not escape into the surrounding environment. This involves using plastic sheets and tape to seal off the work area and wearing protective clothing including respirators, gloves, and disposable coveralls.
We will wet the Artex containing asbestos to prevent any asbestos fibers from becoming airborne. We use a hand-held sprayer to mist the Artex with water and a special wetting agent.
Once the Artex is wet, we will carefully remove it using specially designed tools. We will place the Artex into sealed and labelled containers and dispose of it in accordance with the relevant regulations.
After the Artex is removed, we will thoroughly clean the work area to ensure that there are no traces of asbestos left behind. This involves using specialist HEPA vacuums to clean surfaces and negative air pressure units to extract any airborne particles.
We will conduct a final air test to ensure that there are no residual asbestos fibers in the air. Only when this test comes back clear, will we consider the area safe for re-entry.
At Affordable Asbestos Removal Hampshire, we have years of experience in safely removing asbestos from buildings in Hampshire and the surrounding areas. We are fully licensed and accredited asbestos removal company, and we follow strict safety protocols to ensure that the asbestos fibers do not escape into the surrounding environment. Our team is fully trained and equipped to handle asbestos safely and efficiently.
If you have Artex containing asbestos in your property in Hampshire, its important to take precautions and hire a professional asbestos removal company to safely remove it. At Affordable Asbestos Removal Hampshire, we provide affordable and high-quality asbestos removal services to our clients in Hampshire and the surrounding areas. Contact us today on 01962 458066 or email us at [email protected] to discuss your asbestos removal needs.