Where Can Asbestos Be In Your Home

Asbestos can be found in many different places and in homes, this isn’t any different. Although you might be able to see it asbestos can be all around you without you even knowing. The first place is the water tank, these used to be made from asbestos cement and is often found in older properties; Then you have pipe lagging and this is used to keep in the heat and the cold out. Often painted over or protected by outer coating so not obviously asbestos. The property insulation may also contain asbestos, this can be found in wall and floor cavities and in lofts. The textured coating can be found through a property on the ceilings and sometimes even in walls and these can contain asbestos. Toilet cistern can contain asbestos-reinforced resin composite materials. The fuse box can also contain asbestos as each wire may have an asbestos flash guard.

There are many things that can contain asbestos in an older home. If your home is fairly new and was built after the year 2000 you should be fine as asbestos should not have been used after then. But if your home was built or refurbished before the year 2000 then getting it to check out might be a good idea especially if it has never been surveyed for asbestos before. The reason this is so important is that asbestos can cause four diseases that can be fatal. The HSE found that asbestos is responsible for 4500 deaths each year. The diseases that can be caused by exposure to asbestos are Mesothelioma, Lung Cancer, Asbestosis and diffuse pleural thickening. We have a highly trained team that can undertake the removal and disposal of all materials containing asbestos. Before our team steps in to take out the asbestos, a survey needs to be completed to ensure we are taking out all of the asbestos we can and that we aren’t missing any.

Our team can perform the survey onto your property, the two asbestos survey’s that can be done are called a management survey and a refurbishment & demolition survey. The one that is performed on your property will depend on a few different factors.

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