Asbestos Removal Contractors in Reading, Berkshire
Specialising in the removal, collection, and surveying of asbestos since 1998, Goodbye Asbestos delivers an efficient and affordable service for domestic and commercial property owners in and around Reading, Berkshire.
What is asbestos?
Originally found in rock over 5,000 years ago, asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral. Due to its strong, flexible, and fire-resistant qualities, it was added to building materials used for construction purposes throughout the 60s, 70s, and 80s. Asbestos usage was banned in 1999, due to the hazard it poses to health.
Why is asbestos harmful?
Asbestos is mostly safe until it is broken up. When it gets broken up it releases tiny particles that are invisible to the naked eye. These particles can then be inhaled, where they act like barbs hooking into the lining of the lungs. Asbestos particles have been proven to cause lung cancer, mesothelioma, asbestosis, and other pleural diseases.
Are there different types of asbestos?
Yes, the different types of asbestos are crocidolite, amosite, and chrysotile. While they are all hazardous, crocidolite and amosite are the most dangerous due to being easy to crumble and thus making it easier for dangerous particles to be inhaled.
There is no definitive way to identify asbestos just by looking at it, so it's always best to seek professional asbestos sampling services.
Operating across the whole of Berkshire, Goodbye Asbestos is proud to provide asbestos services throughout the areas of Newbury, Caversham, Earley, Tilehurst, Sonning, Mapledurham, Shiplake, Woodley, Shinfield, Theale, Burghfield, Wargrave, and Tidmarsh.