What is asbestos and why should I remove my asbestos shed near Virginia Water & Chobham?
Naturally occurring in the environment, asbestos is the name of a group of fibrous silicate minerals. These fibres were used mostly between the 1940s and the 1980s because of their excellent fire resistance and insulation properties. It is now widely understood that asbestos is responsible for a number of serious diseases, including cancer. However, whilst it is always a job for a professional, don’t panic. We can establish whether the asbestos in your home poses a threat to your health. Asbestos is only dangerous when it is in a poor or deteriorated condition or during activities that produce dust containing asbestos fibres.
Common forms of asbestos in the home include:
- Asbestos sheds and shed roofs
- Asbestos garages and garage roofs
- Asbestos insulating board panels
- Flue pipes
- Ceiling tiles
- Floor tiles
- Loft insulation
- Artex and textured coatings on ceilings and walls
If you own or manage a commercial property, according to the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012, you are responsible for managing the asbestos on your premises. We can help you understand the implications of this so you can comply with your legal obligations.
How do you manage the risk of asbestos in Virginia Water? Contact us to discuss asbestos surveys and risk assessments
Here at Goodbye Asbestos, we are a team of fully qualified, friendly and professional asbestos contractors, who can help with all manner of asbestos testing and surveying. We undertake Type 1/2/3 surveys so our clients can comply with their legal obligation regarding asbestos.
Under current legislation and the Control of Asbestos Regulations (2012), you are required by law to have an asbestos management place in place for any non-domestic property that was built before 1999. Asbestos is often found in places like pipe lagging, water tanks, flues, floor tiles and cement.
Our surveys include:
- Management Survey (Type 1 and 2): This is a partially-invasive survey to identify the presence, type and condition of any ACMs. This is the most common type of survey.
- Refurbishment or Demolition Survey: This fully invasive survey aims to find all the asbestos presence in a building before larger alterations, extensions or demolitions are carried out.
If you are concerned about asbestos, do not hesitate to get in touch. We can be reached on 0800 024 6203.
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