Asbestos at Home

Homeowners may be at risk of asbestos

Moving to a new home or planning alterations to your existing one can be an exciting time. It's easy to get carried away with the benefits home improvements can bring to your life, but are you fully aware of the potential hazards involved?

Any construction built before year 2000 potentially contains asbestos. This can either be within the original building or added during later alterations or refurbishments. For further information on typical examples of asbestos containing products, see our where do I find asbestos page

Many common problems can be easily solved with appropriate advice, encapsulation and simple management solutions. Disturbance or removal of domestic asbestos products should only be attempted by those qualified, with specialist training and experience with asbestos.

Asbestos fibres are potentially hazardous to health, although the damage may not be realised for many years. The handling and management of asbestos products are covered by UK legislation to control the health risks. For information on removing asbestos, see our asbestos removal page

Protect yourself and your family from exposure to asbestos fibres. Ensure areas due for work have been checked for the presence of asbestos.

Common problems - easily solved

Sarum Asbestos is pleased to advise homeowners on any asbestos concerns and offer an inexpensive asbestos sample analysis service for your peace of mind. Call us on 01722 321419. To see our full list of services, click here

 
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