Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral used in many construction products such as insulation, pipes, shingles, and flooring, among others. However, when disturbed, these products release fine fibers in the air, which can lodge themselves in the lungs and cause serious health problems.
Asbestos exposure is a significant risk to people living and working in Hampshire and the South East of England. At Affordable Asbestos Removal Hampshire, we provide expert services to safeguard you, your family, and your employees from potential health hazards caused by asbestos exposure. In this article, we will share the best practices on how we remove asbestos from the air in your home or workplace in Hampshire.
Asbestos fibers are too small to be seen, smelled, or tasted, making it almost impossible to detect them in the air. The fibers can stay airborne for many hours, and anyone within the vicinity can inhale them. Asbestos exposure occurs when the fibers lodge in the lungs and cause inflammation, scarring, and mesothelioma, a form of lung cancer.
The symptoms of asbestos exposure may take decades to appear, making it essential to contact us at Affordable Asbestos Removal Hampshire if you suspect that your home or workplace has asbestos-containing products.
Asbestos-containing products are prevalent in older buildings. Some of the common products include:
The process of removing asbestos-containing products is complex and should only be handled by trained professionals such as our team at Affordable Asbestos Removal Hampshire. We follow a strict process of removing asbestos-containing products from your home or workplace.
In some cases, it may not be necessary to remove asbestos-containing products from your building. Our team will assess the condition of the products and determine whether they require repair or sealing. Repairing or sealing the products is an affordable solution that prevents the release of asbestos fibers into the air.
Encapsulation involves applying a sealant to the surfaces of the asbestos-containing products. The sealant prevents the fibers from being released into the air, and it is a long-term solution that is affordable and effective.
Enclosure involves building a barrier around the asbestos-containing products. The barrier is airtight and prevents the asbestos fibers from escaping into the air. Enclosure is ideal for asbestos-containing products that are in good condition and cannot be removed.
Asbestos removal is the most effective solution for asbestos-containing products that are in poor condition and need replacement. Our team follows strict safety protocols to ensure that the asbestos-containing products are removed safely and without affecting the air quality in your home or workplace.
The asbestos-containing products are wetted down to prevent the release of fibers, and our team will wear protective clothing and equipment to prevent exposure to asbestos. Once the products are removed, they are sealed in specially marked bags and transported to a licensed waste facility.
After removing asbestos-containing products, it is crucial to ensure that the air quality in your home or workplace is safe for occupancy. Affordable Asbestos Removal Hampshire uses state-of-the-art air filtration systems to remove any remaining asbestos fibers in the air.
The air filtration systems use HEPA filters, which are designed to capture tiny particles as small as 0.3 microns. The filters are effective in removing asbestos fibers from the air, ensuring that the air quality is safe for you, your family, or your employees.
Asbestos exposure is a significant health risk that can have long-lasting effects on your life. At Affordable Asbestos Removal Hampshire, we are dedicated to providing expert services that safeguard you and your family from potential health hazards caused by asbestos exposure. If you suspect that your home or workplace may have asbestos-containing products, contact us today on 01962 458066 or email us at [email protected] for a free consultation.