You can depend on our team for safe and professional asbestos removal in Preston. You might be thinking that since asbestos was banned over 20 years ago we would be done with it by now. Unfortunately, asbestos related diseases, including mesothelioma, are still of great concern in the UK today. Asbestos was found to be a miracle material used in all types of building materials and household products for nearly 80 years. Buildings constructed or refurbished between 1950 and 1980 are especially likely to contain asbestos. Asbestos was cheap, strong, fire resistant and a strong insulator. That’s a lot of buildings so the work is ongoing. As buildings from that era continue to undergo refurbishment, asbestos has to be identified and removed according to UK guidelines.
We can, through the use of refurbishment and demolition surveys can locate asbestos in your building. In Preston, asbestos removal will be undertaken by our trained technicians according to standards that protect us and the public. We are fully equipped and maintain high training standards. Once removed, the asbestos must be disposed of and we hold the proper certifications to access the designated disposal sites. When refurbishment is being undertaken, we can protect the non-affected areas while we carry out removal. There may not be a need to evacuate the whole building. Some of the places we will most likely find an asbestos presence is in false ceilings, wall and ceiling insulation, pipe wraps and maybe even mixed into the plaster that makes up the walls.
Asbestos removal in Preston is an ongoing task that must be taken seriously in order to protect the health of our citizens. It’s possible to find asbestos in buildings that were built after 2000 since the Control of Asbestos Regulations were not introduced until 2012. Those are the regulations by which our company operates. So, unless the building was constructed during the last ten years, an asbestos survey should be carried out just to make sure. It’s taken a long time to get to this level of safety and protection. It’s believed the dangers of asbestos were suspected as far back as the 1920’s. Contact Asbestos Associated for certified asbestos survey, removal and disposal before beginning a refurbishment or demolition project. Asbestos is a deadly substance and removal must be carried out only by professionals.