Should I remove asbestos myself?

If you have clicked on this post then you’re obviously asking yourself the question, “can I remove asbestos myself?”, potentially saving yourself the money from bringing in professionals and handily disposing of it yourself.

It may be your garage or basement or any other area if your home was built pre 2000, and it is a very dangerous and life-threatening substance if disturbed. Therefore – it is highly advised that you DON’T remove asbestos yourself.

Professional requirement

Any professional asbestos removal company in their field will tell you that self-handling of asbestos removal is a major health hazard.

Inhaling fibres from disturbing asbestos can result in the development of diseases such as mesothelioma, asbestosis all the way up to asbestos-assisted lung cancer. This not just affects you but other members of your household, so it is required that you isolate the asbestos and seek the help of a professional in asbestos removal Manchester.

Asbestos needs to be handled by those specifically trained to handle, remove and dispose of this dangerous substance.

Health risks over time

If you have already begun to remove asbestos without the aid of professional service, then you may have put your and your families health at great risk.

Breathing in particles over extended periods of time can lead to the above ailments as well as others such as pleural thickening. The scariest thing is that asbestos fibres are hard to identify as they tend to be 10 times smaller than human hair, and will remain within your home if not removed professionally to a make-safe level.

This means that any person within or entering your home will be at risk.

Different asbestos, same risks

There are a few different types of asbestos but none of them is any less harmful than the others.

White asbestos is the most commonly used in products found on roofs, ceilings, walls and floors. Brown asbestos (sometimes with a mixture of the other types) is often used in insulation and boarding products such as ceilings and domestic heating cupboard wall linings. Brown is known to have a higher cancer risk underexposure. Blue asbestos incorporates thin fibres and a brittle nature, which makes it break down into the most harmful form of asbestos.

Other asbestos threats include Tremolite (which can be found in paints, sealants, insulation products and talc), Actinolite (dark fibres found in drywall) and Anthophyllite (sometimes in composite flooring).

Can I remove asbestos myself? With so many variants in regards to asbestos around the home, you need to utilise a professional in ensuring the safety of your family in the safe removal. Contact the team at Grosvenor Asbestos Solutions today for asbestos removal south Manchester and their safe, professional asbestos removal services.

What our clients have to say…

“Jim provided a fantastic service. Friendly, quick, non-disruptive work. Good turnaround on receiving the sample report too”

“Asbestos survey – Jim did a very thorough job. Kept us updated right through the visit with an initial view, and then supplied an in depth report after. Very pleasant person to deal with. Overall, very pleased with the service.”

“Really friendly professional service with very quick response time. The work was carried out to a high standard, at a very good price, within two days of enquiry. I would definitely recommend this company.”

“Jordan and Jim did an excellent job of demolishing our garage, including the safe removal of the asbestos roof. Their work was tidy and controlled, with no impact on any surrounding hedges, plants, etc.

All in all they ticked every box.”

“Jim and his team were very professional, courteous and helpful throughout the whole process. They worked very hard to meet our tight timelines and did a great job. I would highly recommend Grosvenor Asbestos to anyone requiring asbestos services.”

“Had a survey done. All work and results back before a new week. Very prompt, efficient and quick service. Absolutely recommend this company.”

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