Asbestos was used in some form or another in many commercial and residential buildings built before 1980. Asbestos was present in
drywall, insulation, and other construction materials. Asbestos was previously utilised in floor mastics, vinyl floor backings, wallboards,
wall plasters, ceiling tiles, and other installations.
Although the use of asbestos was outlawed in the UK decades ago, many older structures still have asbestos-containing elements.
Health risks are not posed by intact installations. Damage to these characteristics, on the other hand, causes the fibres to become
airborne, posing a health risk to individuals who live or work on the land.
If you discover that older installations on your property have been disturbed during repairs or renovations, you must immediately halt the
work and contact asbestos removal professionals.
Why Is Asbestos Testing Important?
Land owners are sometimes unaware that asbestos-containing structures exist on their property. Only a competent inspector would be
equipped to identify whether any features contained this dangerous substance. Asbestos inspection and testing should never be done by
oneself since the fibres might be released, making the local area dangerous to live in.
How to Get Rid of Asbestos in a Safe Way
While you should always engage specialists for asbestos testing and removal, you should also be aware of the dangers of asbestos
removal. We suggest the following:
Leave the installation alone if you observe that it hasn’t been damaged or that it won’t be disturbed. When attempting to remove asbestos,
the risk of fibres being discharged into the air rises.
To completely control the risk, the material would have to be encapsulated, which means the surfaces of the installations would have to
This type of encapsulation is only effective in situations when the installations aren’t crumbling or mushy, and the features are still there.
Encapsulation will not fulfil the goal if the structure has deteriorated in any way.
All asbestos-containing buildings would need to be covered or encased with appropriate sleeves or sheets.
After the components have been extracted, they must be stored in securely sealed bags and suitably labelled.
The next step is to properly dispose of these sealed bags in a government-approved landfill.
Use Licensed Asbestos Removal Professionals
Because there are several safety measures, standards, and guidelines to follow when dealing with asbestos removals and disposals, it’s
advisable to enlist the help of experienced and qualified specialists like us. We have the necessary skills, expertise, and licences to
securely complete each stage of the procedure.
Please contact Swift Asbestos Removal by calling 0808 196 5033 for more information on our services, or fill out the form below to obtain
a free quote and we will get back to you as soon as possible.