Eliminate Asbestos at your Property in Effingham
Asbestos can still be found in commercial, industrial and residential buildings built, or refurbished, before 2000.
Unfortunately, all sorts of materials contain this dangerous mineral. In homes and commercial properties, it can be found in everything from lagging, sprayed coatings and insulating boards to floor tiles, textiles, cement products and composites.
This fibre-like material was only fully banned in the UK in 1999. Many people who work in the building or construction sectors, particularly from the 1970s to the 1990s, have been affected by years of exposure to asbestos.
Why is asbestos so harmful to your health?
When disturbed, asbestos-containing materials release tiny fibres into the air, which can become lodged in your lungs. There are four main diseases linked to breathing in asbestos:
- non-malignant pleural disease
- asbestosis (non-malignant scarring of the lung tissue)
- asbestos-related lung cancer
- mesothelioma – a form of cancer mainly affecting the lining of the lungs.
If you suspect your building has ACM (asbestos-containing materials), it’s important to have it checked before you have a refurbishment. Once disturbed, asbestos is released into the air and can cause problems to your health over the long-term.
Common ACMs that could be found in your home in Effingham include roof slates and rainwater goods, roof felts, soffit boards, window panels, window boards, ceiling and wall panels, and stippled ceiling finish (Artex).
You can also find it in toilet cisterns and bath panels, vinyl floor tiles, asbestos-backed lino, old electrical equipment, and heating systems.
Effingham is one of the many locations covered by our professional asbestos removal team.
Whether you’re certain there’s asbestos in your property or need testing to be carried out before a refurbishment, Clearaway Asbestos carries out a prompt and efficient service.
Work we carry out includes removals of sheds, concrete garages, roofing, flooring, barns, outbuildings, and demolition and building strip-outs.
If you need to get rid of asbestos in Effingham, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team today.