Asbestos garage removals and asbestos shed removals near Norbury
Garages and sheds can be very useful. However, there is a real risk that if your garage or shed was built before 2000, that it may contain asbestos in the roof or walls. Asbestos is the term used for a group of naturally-occurring mineral fibres. They were once widely used in construction because they were easy to mine, strong, and resistant to heat. Once it became apparent that asbestos can cause severe health issues, companies switched to using other materials.
The good news is that if asbestos is in a good condition it may not need to be removed and just encapsulated and monitored. If asbestos fibres do become released into the atmosphere in toxic dust, they can cause a number of serious diseases, including asbestosis, cancer, and mesothelioma.
Examples of where asbestos can be found include:
- Asbestos cement
- Roof tiles
- Insulating boards
- Ceiling tiles
- Pipe lagging
- Textured coatings.
If you are concerned that your garage or another structure may contain asbestos, never be tempted to do anything about this yourself. Always contact asbestos professionals. We can establish the type, location, and extent of asbestos and if necessary, we can remove your asbestos shed and take it away to be disposed of safely. If we remove an asbestos garage roof, we can re-roof it.