Asbestos Artex & Asbestos Ceiling & Floor Tiles Removal
Many buildings contain artex and other textured coatings on walls and ceilings which may contain asbestos. The biggest risk is not the artex itself, but the potentially deadly fibres contained in it.
Many buildings contain artex and other textured coatings on walls and ceilings which may contain asbestos.
When people first hear the word asbestos and find out it could be present in a coating that’s often found on the ceilings of bedrooms and living areas of homes, it’s normal to be worried about the effect this may have on your health.
The biggest risk is not the artex itself, but the deadly asbestos fibres that could be in it.
If you are planning building work, fixing something to your wall or ceiling that involves drilling, or want to sand the material down or disturb it in another way, you need to know if it contains asbestos first.
It’s not possible to know of artex contains asbestos just from looking at it. To know for sure, it would need to be sampled and tested.
Asbestos Ceiling & Floor Tiles
Just because the ceiling tiles or floor tiles in your home are old does not mean that they contain asbestos. That said, older ceiling & floor tiles are more likely to contain asbestos fibres than newer tiles.
Ceiling & floor tiles that contain asbestos don’t always have to be removed but if your tiles show any signs of damage, they must be professionally removed immediately. Damage may include flood damage, heat damage, cracking, breaking, or crumbling. This type of damage causes asbestos fibres inside the tile to become airborne which means that they can be inhaled and this is when they pose the most danger to your health. These fibres settle in your respiratory system and contribute to health problems that include everything from respiratory irritation to cancer!
Another big danger that accompanies asbestos ceiling/floor tiles is the risk of inhalation of asbestos fibres upon removal and improper disposal. That’s why it’s crucial that you rely on a professional company to remove and dispose of your contaminated ceiling tiles.
Removing asbestos contaminated ceiling/floor tiles increases the chance that already damaged tiles will shed more asbestos fibres into the environment. In turn, this results in a higher probability that you will breathe in these fibres and suffer the negative health consequences
Removing your own asbestos contaminated tiles also means that they are more likely to be disposed of improperly. Most homeowners aren’t familiar with the proper disposal requirements of asbestos-contaminated material where a professional company knows how to safely get rid of it
Why should you rely on professional asbestos ceiling tile removal? In addition to some of the points noted above, professional removal carries a number of other benefits. Mainly among those benefits is the control of contamination in your home. When Clearaway perform asbestos removal for you we take every precaution to prevent further contamination in your home. This is done by isolating problem areas of the home, using commercial grade air filters, and testing the quality of the air in your home after cleanup to ensure that there is no further risk of breathing in asbestos fibres after removal.