Asbestos in My Home: What Do I Do Now?

Unfortunately, not many people fully appreciate the fact that they have asbestos in the home and the dangers that come from it0A

Many assume that they surely don’t have it and would know if they did and surely it would have been removed by now. But they don’t know, and if they bought the property they probably are in the mindset that they would have been told if there was a risk by the owner or agent.

Assumption is one of those words you hear a lot; like – “We assumed we were safe.” Sure, asbestos has been banned from use in housing developments post-1999 but many homes prior to that could still contain it within building materials or insulation as property owners have never had a legal need to remove it. Whilst there may be a legal requirement of owners to disclose any asbestos they know of – that does not mean there is not asbestos that they DON’T know about.

If you believe you have found asbestos in the home, here are your required steps.

Stay Calm

Naturally, a sense of sudden panic will overcome you due to the knowledge that asbestos is a major health hazard but finding it within the home does not mean you have been exposed to it. If it is undisturbed then you are safe from its harmful elements as the fibres are not air bound and a risk to your lungs.

Now it will be time to resist every single urge of removing it yourself, as this is where it can be damaged and begin the process of affecting you and your families health. Just don’t do it!

Call the Professionals

For starters, you may not know if the material is asbestos or not, and it definitely is not worth the risk of assuming yourself.

It could be a harmless material that resembles asbestos for example, but on the other hand, asbestos can effectively be hidden within such materials that may not be immediately present to the naked eye. The only way you can be sure is to have a professional asbestos removal company come in that offer asbestos removal services and can undertake asbestos testing via a survey of your property.

In bringing in a company that specialises in safe asbestos removal South Manchester, you are taking the assumptions away and getting certainty when it comes to the safety of you and your family within the home. This is achieved through years of experience in successfully carrying out an asbestos survey Manchester and removal within homes where even the most hidden materials can be disposed of effectively and safely.

Contact the team at Grosvenor Asbestos Solutions today for all asbestos removal Manchester related issues you are experiencing within the home or workplace.

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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