Why is it so important to deal with asbestos? Call our asbestos abatement specialists near Canterbury
Asbestos is a term used for the fibrous forms of several naturally occurring silicate materials. Throughout the latter half of the last century, they were used widely for their high tensile strength, low thermal conductivity, flexibility and resistance to chemical attack. Three commonly used products amosite, crocidolite, and chrysotile were used in construction projects, right up until 1999.
Now adverse health risks are associated with asbestos and asbestos exposure is linked to several diseases, including asbestosis and lung cancer. When asbestos becomes airborne, the fibres cannot be seen with the naked eye, meaning you can be exposed to it and not know. Products that are intact and good condition are considered safe but should be monitored.
There are strict rules in place to prevent people from being exposed to airborne asbestos fibres. By law, asbestos must be removed, labelled and disposed of carefully, adhering to strict health and safety requirements.
Handling asbestos products can be extremely dangerous, especially if the material is worn or damaged. We will always plan any job to minimise the risk to both us and our clients. We have experience removing asbestos garages, garage roofs, sheds, and other outbuildings. We also have experience of removing asbestos from demolition sites, warehouses and industrial estates.
After any asbestos has been removed, you will be issued with a hazardous waste consignment note from The Environment Agency to confirm that the asbestos has been removed and disposed of properly.