What Is Asbestos Removal?
Before we discuss what asbestos removal is and how it works, lets first talk about asbestos. It is a natural occurring fibrous silicate material, of which there are six types. This material is composed of long, thin, fibrous crystals, and each fibre is composed of microscopic fibrils. Asbestos is an extremely hazardous material when it has been disturbed or damaged, as the fibres become airborne and breathable, which can lead to serious health issues. This is why asbestos removal is important.
Asbestos was widely used up until the late 90s, as it is heat, electricity, and corrosion resistant. As such, even though it was banned in the late 90s, there are still many older properties with asbestos. So, what is asbestos removal, Esher clients?
Asbestos removal is the process by which a team of professionals, such as ourselves, remove any asbestos-containing materials in the property. Asbestos can be located in a variety of areas, from internal and external walls, pipes and insulations systems, and roofs to ceilings, and more. As such, asbestos removal is a thorough service, as it has to ensure all asbestos has been removed.
This process needs to be handled carefully, ensuring the asbestos isn’t damaged during removal, and it will then need to be disposed of correctly and legally. Here at Astech Environmental Ltd, this is a service that we can offer to clients in Esher, working safely and quickly to remove any asbestos in your property.
However, there are some cases where full asbestos removal isn’t the right method of handling the asbestos in a property, which is why we also carry out asbestos encapsulation. This is a process where, rather than removing the asbestos, we install a protective layer over it instead, preventing it from being disturbed or damaged. We will then keep an eye on the asbestos through regular surveys, ensuring it doesn’t pose a risk.
Asbestos encapsulation can only be carried out when the asbestos is in good condition, so not damaged or disturbed.