Asbestos was a widely used building material right up until the 1980s when it was discovered how harmful the fine fibres were when ingested. This means that any home or commercial property built before this time has the potential to have asbestos somewhere within the property. If you come across asbestos while undertaking any DIY, it’s important to call in professionals. That’s where we come in.
Signs Of Asbestos
When you are undertaking any DIY work on older buildings, it is imperative that you are aware of where it is possible that asbestos is present. A few places that asbestos was used includes:
- Interior wall paint
- Wood stoves and fireplaces
- Sheds and garages
- Home siding
The bad news is that you cannot tell that something contains asbestos unless it is put under a microscope. The tiny coloured fibres are too small to be seen by the naked eye, and it has no distinctive smell to be aware of.
While it is possible that you can collect samples of the material to be sent for testing, we highly recommend calling in a professional. They are trained in the best way to safely remove the sample without further disturbing the area.
Due to the dangers of asbestos, it is important that it is removed and disposed of by trained professionals and should not be removed as part of your general DIY renovation.
When our team of experts attend to remove your asbestos (or potential asbestos) they will ensure that the space is adequately covered and the rest of the house is protected from debris or fibres. We complete the removal in a controlled manner to ensure minimal disruption.
Once removed from its location, we take any potential asbestos away with us to be disposed of at a dedicated disposal site to ensure minimal ecological impact.
All asbestos removal is undertaken with adequate PPE in place, however, it still poses risks to the health of the individuals carrying out the work. If we are working in your home, please take note of our precautions to help keep yourself and your families along with our team as safe as possible.
For more information on asbestos removal services from Staffordshire Skip Hire, please contact a member of our expert team today who will be happy to assist you. Check back to our latest news regularly for more information on the range of services that we offer.