At Crucial Environmental we specialise in the removal of asbestos-containing Artex at homes, commercial properties and industrial premises across the South East. If you’re worried about Artex on your property, we can carry out surveys and analysis to establish whether asbestos is present and how it can be safely removed.
Asbestos Artex Removal
Artex is a coating that has been commonly applied to ceilings and walls in houses across the UK – it was especially popular in houses build or decorated through the 1970s and 1980s. Unfortunately, Artex and other similar coatings that were applied before 1999 often contained white asbestos in order to strengthen them.
The dangers regarding asbestos are now widely known and accepted, but at the time its use as a building material was common practice. This means that your home or commercial premises could still have Artex that contains asbestos.
We regularly carry out asbestos-containing Artex removal from homes and sites across Sussex, London, Surrey and Kent. Our team of asbestos professionals quickly, effectively and safely remove the Artex to minimise disruption to your routine. On completion of the work we have an independent UKAS-accredited air monitoring company conduct air monitoring tests at the site to measure levels of asbestos fibres in the air.
Re-occupation of the home or site will not take place until the air quality is at a satisfactory level to ensure that it is safe for anyone living or working there.
Asbestos Artex FAQs
Is asbestos in Artex safe?
- In general, Artex that contains asbestos is safe as long as it is in good condition and has not been disturbed. This is the case with any sort of asbestos-containing material.
The danger from asbestos is only posed when the material is disturbed and asbestos fibres get into the air. From here they can be breathed into the lungs. If you are worried about your Artex you should speak to asbestos specialists to determine the risks in your situation.
How do I know if my Artex contains asbestos?
- Any building material used before 2000 could contain asbestos – this goes for Artex and other similar textured coatings. It is impossible to tell just by examining it whether it contains asbestos; the only way to be certain is to have the Artex sampled and analysed in a lab. If you are renovating your property and removing Artex it is very important to establish whether it contains asbestos.
How much asbestos is in Artex?
- The amount of asbestos in Artex and other textured coatings can depend on the make, although it is generally a fairly small amount. Nevertheless, even in small quantities, asbestos fibres can be very hazardous to human health.
How to remove asbestos in Artex
- Asbestos-containing Artex should only ever be removed by experienced asbestos professionals. When asbestos is disturbed it releases fibres into the air which can then be breathed into the lungs. This is when asbestos is hazardous. If you are not licenced and qualified to remove asbestos it can be very dangerous to your health to attempt it.
If you want to have your Artex removed please call in the professionals at Crucial Environmental today. We have the experience and expertise to remove the Artex efficiently and effectively with no risk of asbestos exposure. Call us today on 01903 297818 to speak to a member of the team or firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you as soon as possible.