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Asbestos Has Been Found In Your Home? What Are Your Options?

If you have found asbestos in your home or workplace, you may be worried. Understandably, as asbestos is a harmful mineral it can cause major health problems. However, unless you have been exposed to a lot of asbestos over a long period of time, you will probably be fine. However, it is important to remove the asbestos as soon as possible. If you have an older home, asbestos may be found in various building materials used in your house, such as paint, insulation and floor tiles.

If asbestos has been found in your home, here are your options.

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Asbestos encapsulation

This asbestos treatment involves applying a sealant to prevent fibres from being released. It is effectively sealing the asbestos product so that the harmful fibres are not released into the air. It is a more cost-effective solution than asbestos removal or as a starting point before complete removal. Encapsulation makes asbestos much safer to be around as the fibres cannot be released. However, it can only be carried out on asbestos that is stable, so you’ll need to get a survey from asbestos professionals to know if it is safe to do so.

Asbestos removal

Asbestos removal is a complex and dangerous process that should only be done by trained asbestos professionals. The first step is to identify the asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) that need to be removed through an asbestos survey. Once the ACMs have been identified, they will be carefully sealed and removed using specialised equipment. The debris will then be disposed of in a safe manner.

Asbestos professionals will take adequate precautions to protect themselves from exposure. This includes wearing a respirator, gloves, and protective clothing. It is also important to ventilate the area well during and after the removal process.

If you are considering having asbestos removed from your home or business, it is important to hire a qualified and experienced contractor. Evans Asbestos is a qualified contractor offering services across the South West. If you’re looking for ‘asbestos removal Somerset’ we’re the ones to choose. Whether you need help disposing of asbestos roof sheets or you’re buying an older home and need an asbestos survey. Get in touch with us today.

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