Asbestos is still fairly common in homes around the UK, despite the substance being completely banned back in 1999. Whether you are responsible for the ownership of a home or control of a workplace, you have a duty of care under the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 to carefully manage any asbestos that is found within the building. If you are worried that asbestos might be present, you should immediately look towards an asbestos testing service like the comprehensive one that we offer here at Artisan Surveyors. Many people think that they can safely deal with asbestos and remove it on their own, but this is fraught with problems.
Can I Remove Asbestos on my own?
There is nothing stopping you attempting to remove asbestos and asbestos-containing materials out of your property. The problem with asbestos and asbestos-containing materials though, is that it only takes on second to inhale asbestos fibres and that can be enough to cause long-term health problems in the form of mesothelioma, asbestosis and other illnesses caused by asbestos.
Asbestos can be incredibly dangerous when it is disturbed. It is when it is moved that the fibres can become live and release into the surrounding air. It is those fibres that cause the long-term illnesses when breathed in, lodging in the lining of the throat and lungs depending on the type of asbestos. Those who are unqualified in dealing with asbestos and asbestos-containing materials will not understand exactly how to move those materials in a way that keeps everyone safe from harm.
This is why it is vital that you do not attempt to move asbestos on your own and that you instead contact Artisan Surveyors to act as the asbestos management and asbestos removal service should you have discovered asbestos in your property after testing.
A Professional Asbestos Testing and Removal Service
Artisan Surveyors has a history of experience and success in the world of asbestos management. If you have discovered that there is asbestos present at your property (or you are worried that it is), we can provide a comprehensive asbestos testing service. This will analyse potential asbestos-containing materials in the building and then offer guidance and advice on the next steps that you should take if it is found to be asbestos. Once you know that asbestos is present in your home after a fast, thorough testing and analysis process, we can advise as to whether the materials should be left alone, repaired and sealed, or if you should hire our licensed asbestos removal service to safely remove the harmful materials from the property for good.
If you would like to find out more information about the asbestos testing service we offer, the team here at Artisan Surveyors is always happy to help. Our full and thorough asbestos management service could also be useful, ensuring that the home you are buying or selling has been fully investigated for asbestos and is clear of any dangers. To find out more please contact us today on 02380 982 598 or firstname.lastname@example.org.