Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral
that has been used in a range of building materials to make them more
rigid and fire resistant. It has also been used in household
products like ironing boards and oven gloves.
Asbestos was used extensively as a building
material in Great Britain from the 1950s through to the mid 1980s.
Some areas in your home where you may find
- eaves, gutters and rainwater fall
- fire blankets
- garage and shed roofs
- linings for walls, ceilings and
- insulation panels in some storage
- bath panels
- central heating flues
- loose asbestos packing between
floors and in partition walls
- floor tiles
- ironing boards
- ceiling finishes
Most people are exposed to low amounts of
asbestos present in the atmosphere with no ill effects.
However, asbestos fibres and dust are
potentially very dangerous if inhaled in higher concentrations over a
period of time. If this happens, they can cause serious lung diseases
including cancer. The symptoms of these diseases often don’t
appear for between 20 and 30 years after exposure to asbestos.
Phil Page Skip & Plant Hire Ltd we have the right protective
equipment and the tools to remove asbestos from your property.
you are concerned that you may have Asbestos in your house, office or
warehouse then contact us to arrange a survey of your property and for
a quotation on removing any Asbestos you may have.