Thinking About Removing Asbestos Yourself? Here’s Why You Shouldn’t
Wondering whether your property contains asbestos? And if so, can you remove it yourself?
Our asbestos specialists are going to explain why this is a bad idea…
If You Think Your Property Contains Asbestos…
Firstly, if you suspect that your property contains asbestos it is absolutely essential that you address this as soon as possible. The best way to do this is by getting professional help. Get in touch with a trusted asbestos surveying company and arrange an asbestos survey. This survey will locate, as far as reasonably possible, the presence/extent of any suspected asbestos-containing materials (ACMs).
The asbestos survey will involve sampling and analysis to confirm that the suspicious materials are indeed asbestos. The asbestos survey may also outline a management plan, outlining how the asbestos should be dealt with.
Attempting to remove asbestos yourself is strongly unadvisable. The removal of asbestos is a specialist task that should only be undertaken by trained professionals.
Asbestos contains minuscule fibres that can be extremely dangerous if inhaled. Removing/disrupting/aggravating asbestos can cause these fibres to be released into the air, putting anyone in the vicinity at risk of inhaling them. Over time, these fibres can damage the delicate lining of the lungs, causing serious health issues like lung cancer and mesothelioma.
So, unless you are fully trained to remove asbestos, you shouldn’t be touching it.
If you need to remove asbestos from your property, following an asbestos survey, you should contact a professional asbestos removal company. A professional asbestos removal company will be fully trained and qualified to deal with this dangerous material.
At 0800 Asbestos, our lead surveyor is one of the most qualified asbestos professionals in the industry. He is qualified to BOHS, P402, P403 & P404 standards. Our team is kitted out with a range of tools and equipment to keep them safe. They have all the skills and kit needed to safely remove asbestos from your home.
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If you are thinking about attempting DIY asbestos removal, don’t.
Get in touch with our expert team who will be more than happy to take this nasty building material off your hands.