Asbestos Removal in Northampton
Asbestos Northampton are fully qualified and insured to remove asbestos. Asbestos sheds, asbestos garage roofs, asbestos tiles, asbestos loft insulation and asbestos flues have been widely installed in properties built or refurbished before 2000. However, not all asbestos-containing material (ACM) are easily identifiable to the untrained eye as it is often hidden as asbestos in Artex coating, asbestos cement roofs, asbestos guttering and asbestos pipe coating.
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What do you need to know about asbestos removal?
From the beginning of the 1930s, asbestos was widely used in multiple industries. Its popularity had to do with asbestos's durability and fire-resistant qualities. Asbestos was most frequently used in constructions.
In Northamptonshire, asbestos can be very often found on garage roofs, insulation and tiles. The presence of asbestos on a garage roof might not sound so dangerous since you are not spending too long inside.
Nevertheless, you should keep in mind that exposure can be very dangerous especially for children. Studies have shown that when even remotely exposed to asbestos fibres over time, younger people are more at risk of developing asbestos-related diseases.
Asbestos fibres contained in ACM are not visible to the human eye and can be difficult to identify. This is why it is crucial for people to be aware of common materials that may contain asbestos essentially to prevent exposure.
Currently, it's nearly universally known that prolonged asbestos exposure can be fatal. If you plan to refurbish or demolish a building, then you are in certain need of a qualified team of professionals to handle any asbestos removal procedures.
How to identify asbestos-containing materials that might require removal?
Generally, there is a simple answer to this question and that involves contacting trained and certified professionals who can safely perform this task.
Since it's impossible to determine the presence of asbestos just by observing the materials that may contain it, and if you deal with a structure built before 2000, it is safe to assume that asbestos is present.
Your best choice should be to have your building immediately inspected for any asbestos-containing materials.
Sampling is one way of identifying asbestos-containing materials unless the materials are labelled.
However you decide to proceed, you should take into account how seriously dangerous it is to handle ACM unless the materials are sampled and analysed by a specialised laboratory.
In conclusion, identifying and handling any asbestos-containing materials should be conducted at all times by a team of well-trained professionals. You can also read more about how to identify asbestos here.
What are the dangers of not proceeding with asbestos removal?
If you already conducted an asbestos management survey on your property and it determined the presence of asbestos-containing materials, it seems wise to take immediate action.
Under the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012, you have the duty and are legally required to manage asbestos and assess the conditions of any asbestos-containing materials.
Anyway, the removal of an asbestos garage roof should be made a priority because like any other material used it will deteriorate over time. However, when we talk about the presence of asbestos, the damage can pose greater dangers compared to non-asbestos materials.
You are advised to proceed with asbestos removal as soon as you notice any weathered, cracked or damaged asbestos-containing materials. Consulting with a specialised asbestos garage roof removal company should be at the top of your list.
Last but not least, it is important to know that the effects of asbestos exposure take place gradually, it can be anywhere between 15-60 years for any symptoms to occur.
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