Asbestos is a mineral that was commonly used in construction due to its insulating, fire-resistant and durable properties. However, it has been linked to a range of serious health problems, including lung cancer, mesothelioma, and asbestosis.
Asbestos board, also known as asbestos insulating board, was a popular building material in Hampshire and other parts of the UK, particularly during the 1960s and 1970s. It was used for fireproofing, soundproofing, insulation, and in the manufacture of ceilings, walls, partitions and ducts.
If your home or workplace contains asbestos board, it is important to have it safely removed by a licensed asbestos removal company, such as Affordable Asbestos Removal Hampshire.
Asbestos board can be hazardous when it is disturbed, damaged or deteriorates, as it can release dangerous fibres into the air which can be breathed in and cause serious health problems, particularly if exposure is long-term. The health risks associated with asbestos exposure include:
Due to the serious health risks associated with asbestos exposure, its removal is heavily regulated in the UK. It can only be removed by licensed and qualified asbestos removal contractors, who have the necessary training, equipment, and experience to safely and effectively remove asbestos board.
The process of asbestos removal involves several stages to ensure that the asbestos board is removed safely and effectively, without posing a risk to health or the environment. At Affordable Asbestos Removal Hampshire, we follow a rigorous procedure to ensure that asbestos board is safely removed and disposed of in accordance with current legislation.
Before any asbestos removal work can be carried out, an asbestos survey must be conducted by a licensed surveyor. This survey will identify any asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) present in the building, including asbestos board.
Once the ACMs have been identified, a detailed asbestos removal plan is created. This plan will outline the safe and effective removal of asbestos board, including the use of suitable personal protective equipment (PPE) and the correct disposal methods.
Before any asbestos removal work can begin, the work area must be prepared. This includes sealing off the area and ensuring that any vulnerable items, such as furniture and fittings, are protected.
The removal process itself involves careful dismantling of the asbestos board and encapsulation to prevent the release of asbestos fibres into the air. This may involve the use of negative pressure units, decontamination units, and specialist PPE equipment.
Once the asbestos board has been safely removed, it must be disposed of in accordance with current regulations. At Affordable Asbestos Removal Hampshire, we ensure that all asbestos waste is transported by a licensed carrier to an approved disposal site, where it is disposed of safely and responsibly.
It's important to know that asbestos board is just one of many materials that may contain asbestos. Other materials that may contain asbestos include:
If you suspect that any of these materials are present in your home or workplace, it is important to arrange an asbestos survey with a licensed asbestos removal company as soon as possible.
At Affordable Asbestos Removal Hampshire, we are committed to providing safe, efficient and affordable asbestos removal services to homeowners and businesses throughout Hampshire and the South East of England. We have over 20 years of experience in the asbestos removal industry, and our team of qualified and experienced asbestos removal professionals is dedicated to providing the highest quality of service to our clients.
Our services include:
We pride ourselves on being a fully licensed and insured asbestos removal company, with a track record of delivering safe and effective asbestos removal solutions to a wide range of clients, from small domestic properties to large commercial buildings.
If you have any concerns about asbestos board or any other asbestos-containing materials in your home or workplace in Hampshire, don't hesitate to contact us today on 01962 458066 or email us at [email protected]. Our team of experts will be happy to provide advice and guidance on the safe and effective removal of asbestos. Alternatively, you can visit our website at affordable-asbestos-removal-hampshire.co.uk to learn more about our services and to request a free quote.