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The use of asbestos became a controversial issue when it was discovered that exposure to asbestos fibres could lead to serious health problems, including asbestosis, lung cancer, and mesothelioma. This has led to strict regulations surrounding its use and the removal of existing asbestos materials from buildings. Today, asbestos is rarely used in new construction, and there is a significant emphasis on safely disposing of materials containing asbestos from older structures to protect public health. London Asbestos work with insurance companies across the UK, ensuring home owners a stress free asbestos service. 

Asbestos exposure becomes a serious health hazard once the material is compromised. If asbestos fibres are released into the air through damaging actions such as drilling, sanding, or even natural deterioration, they become highly annihilable. Once inhaled, these fibres can potentially cause severe lung conditions, including cancer, with symptoms that may not manifest for many years. The risk is amplified when dealing with the brown and blue types of asbestos, which are considered more hazardous. Though now banned in the UK, asbestos may still be lurking in buildings erected before the ban–as late as the year 2000. It’s crucial for homeowners and renovators to be vigilant and seek professional assessment when dealing with potential asbestos-containing materials. 

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What To Do If You Suspect Asbestos?

Consequently, asbestos exposure poses a significant risk in these older structures during renovations, repairs, or demolitions. There are specific guidelines and regulations in place to manage and mitigate this risk effectively. Homeowners and contractors must be vigilant and adhere to the safety protocols recommended by HSE. Before commencing any work, it’s crucial to consult with certified asbestos removal experts to conduct a thorough assessment and, if necessary, safely remove and dispose of any materials containing asbestos. 

If you believe asbestos may be present in your home, it’s crucial to approach the situation with the utmost care. Asbestos-containing materials that are in good condition and undisturbed are less likely to pose a health risk. However, if these materials are damaged, deteriorating, or otherwise disturbed, the risk of fibre release increases significantly. That’s why regular inspection of suspect materials is essential, as it can help ensure that they remain intact and do not pose an immediate health hazard. If you’re uncertain about the presence or condition of asbestos in your home, or if any material that may contain asbestos is deteriorating, consulting an accredited asbestos professional should be your next step.

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FAQs

How do I dispose of asbestos waste?

Asbestos waste should only be handled by a licensed disposal site. DO NOT attempt to dispose of asbestos yourself.

How do I identify asbestos?

It can be difficult to identify asbestos. If you are unsure, then we recommend booking a survey and testing.

I have asbestos what should I do?

You should contact a licensed professional to survey the property and advise you on the safest option moving forward.

My property was built before the year 2000. Could it contain asbestos?

You should book a survey if your property was built before the year 2000.

What happens after an asbestos removal?

You will need to have an inspection to ensure the safety of the property.

What is an asbestos survey?

The purpose of an asbestos survey is to identify asbestos containing materials