At Affordable Asbestos Removal Hampshire, we specialize in the complete removal of asbestos from various structures, including water tanks, pipes, and buildings in Hampshire, South East England. Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that was widely used in building materials, including cement water tanks, because of its durable and fire-resistant properties. However, exposure to asbestos fibers can lead to severe health problems that may manifest years later, such as lung cancer, mesothelioma, and asbestosis.
Asbestos is generally not found in our drinking water, thanks to regulations set by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to ensure that public drinking water supplies do not contain harmful levels of asbestos. However, some private wells and water systems may still contain asbestos, especially in older homes and buildings where the cement used in water tanks and pipes may have included asbestos fibers.
Water tanks made of asbestos cement were commonly used in the past because they were durable and resistant to weather conditions. However, they are now considered hazardous and require removal if found. Asbestos cement is generally included in water tanks that were built before 1980, and if you have a water tank that was built before 1990, it would be best to contact us to assess whether it contains asbestos.
Asbestos was also widely used in pipes for both the water supply and drainage systems. In particular, pipes built before 1980 are likely to contain asbestos, especially those made of cement. These pipes need to be removed, especially if they are broken or damaged, as they can lead to the release of asbestos fibers.
The EPA has set a maximum contaminant level (MCL) for asbestos fibers in public drinking water supplies to ensure that drinking water is safe. The MCL is 7 million fibers per liter of water, which is considered safe for consumption. However, the ingestion of asbestos fibers is not the only way to be exposed to them. Asbestos fibers can also be inhaled, leading to severe lung problems such as lung cancer, mesothelioma, and asbestosis. These diseases can take years or even decades to manifest, and there is no known cure for them.
At Affordable Asbestos Removal Hampshire, our team follows strict guidelines set by the EPA and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to ensure safe, efficient, and complete removal of asbestos. The process involves identifying the presence of asbestos in water tanks, pipes, or other structures, determining the type of asbestos present, assessing the level of contamination, and using the appropriate methods to remove it. We use safety equipment such as respirators and protective clothing, and we also employ techniques such as encapsulation and disposal to ensure that all asbestos fibers are removed and disposed of in accordance with regulations.
The cost of asbestos removal depends on several factors, including the extent of contamination, the location, and the type of asbestos present. However, at Affordable Asbestos Removal Hampshire, we offer competitive and affordable rates to ensure that our services are accessible to everyone. We provide free, no-obligation quotes, and we are transparent about our pricing and services to ensure that our clients are well-informed.
Asbestos removal in Hampshire is a specialized service, and you should only hire a reputable and licensed company to carry out the process. Affordable Asbestos Removal Hampshire is the go-to company for asbestos removal in Hampshire, South East England. We have a team of experienced and qualified professionals who follow all regulations and guidelines to ensure safe and complete removal of asbestos. We also provide advice and guidance on how to prevent asbestos exposure and on how to maintain structures that may contain asbestos.
To schedule an asbestos removal assessment or to obtain a free quote, please contact us at 01962 458066 or email us at [email protected]. You can also visit our website at affordable-asbestos-removal-hampshire.co.uk for more information about our services and pricing. At Affordable Asbestos Removal Hampshire, your health and safety are our top priority, and we are committed to providing efficient and affordable asbestos removal services in Hampshire and South East England.