Asbestos is well known as a dangerous substance, and it is one that is found in many homes, offices and industrial premises across the UK. The problem is that if asbestos gets disturbed and fibres are allowed to get into the atmosphere it can present a long-term risk to the people living or working there. So, what should you do if you have asbestos at your home or at your work place that you need to get rid of? Here we look at how you can get rid of asbestos from your property.
Establish if you need to get rid of it
It is one of the common misconceptions surrounding asbestos that if you find the substance on your property you should attempt to remove it as soon as possible. Yes, asbestos can be very dangerous, but you are most at risk when asbestos is handled in incorrectly, rather than if it is lying dormant and untouched.
This means that if you find asbestos on your property it is usually the best course of action to leave it alone or potentially have a full asbestos survey to determine the condition of the material and understand how to manage it.
Have removals and disposal conducted by professionals
Even if you are certain that you need to have the asbestos removed, it is usually not a good idea to attempt to do it yourself unless you have significant experience with working with asbestos in the past. Handling and moving asbestos can be the most dangerous thing for you to do, so it’s a good idea to get professionals involved who are experts in asbestos disposal.
This can ensure that asbestos is removed and disposed of in the correct way so that fibres cannot escape into your working or living environment. Speak to a local asbestos expert to find out more about what you can do if you have asbestos in your property.