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How Likely Is It That I Have Asbestos In My Home?

On this page we will explain the chances of you having asbestos in your property.


One of the most difficult things to work out with asbestos removal is whether you need to pay for the removal service.

We all know that asbestos is dangerous if disturbed and if the fibres are inhaled.

They can cause numerous health problems and some of these can be deadly, you can read more about the health problems associated with asbestos here.

On this page we want to give you a simple conclusion to work out whether you need asbestos removal and even if you are likely to have asbestos in your home. This way you can work out whether you will need a removal service.

NOTE: The following does not guarantee that you will not have asbestos in your home.


We highly recommend that if you are worried or if you are looking to check asbestos for a commercial property it is well worth getting checked with an asbestos survey.

What Are The Chances My Home Has Asbestos?

Any property that has been built before the year 2000 is likely to contain asbestos in some form. You can read more about the different types of asbestos and where you are likely to find it here.

If you have a home that was built in the 60’s, then you are very likely to have asbestos because it was used extensively for building projects at this time.

In the UK, not only was asbestos used for building, but the UK was one of the biggest users of asbestos.

Bear in mind that most asbestos that will never be disturbed will remain harmless. However, if you have a garage roof that has asbestos or if you are looking to carry out construction work or a renovation it is highly recommended to get an asbestos check, so you do not run into any problems.

The other point to bear in mind here is if you feel the asbestos has been disturbed in anyway it is a good idea to get it removed or surveyed as quickly as possible. We have some more information on emergency asbestos removal here.

How To Tell If It Is Asbestos?

The truth is no matter how likely you are to have asbestos in your home it can be very hard to tell for the untrained eye. You can read our article on the different types of asbestos that will help you to see what it looks like.

However, we highly recommend that you get a professional asbestos removal company to check your home if you are worried.

The other benefit of doing this is that you will not have to worry about the disposal of asbestos. The worst thing that you can do is attempt to do the work yourself and then find that you are putting yourself in unnecessary danger.

The other thing to bear in mind is that asbestos that is undisturbed is far easier to deal with and remove. If you feel you have asbestos that has been disturbed we highly recommend getting a professional to look at it asap. Contact us for help and a free quote.

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What To Do Next?

If you are worried about your home containing asbestos, contact us today here at Asbestos Northampton and we will be happy to help, you can contact us on the contact form or give us a call on

We hope this has given you some idea on whether your home is likely to have asbestos. For a simple wrap up, if your home was built before 2000 then it is very likely to have asbestos at some point. If your home was built in the 1960s then it is almost certainly going to contain some asbestos.

Also, bear in mind that if you are renting a property or it is any sort of commercial property then you need to make sure that you get checked for asbestos and have it removed.

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You can also read more here with a step by step guide on what to do if you have asbestos in your home.


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