Are you living in Glasgow and have a home or any property containing materials designed with the use of asbestos? You might find materials designed with asbestos at your home if it is over three decades older from now. If you are looking to have your materials which contain asbestos removed from your property, this guide will certainly help you.
Before getting started, you need to know some of the basic things about asbestos and what can happen with the exposure to asbestos.
What is Asbestos?
Asbestos is a group six different silicate minerals which are found in natural form in our environment. These silicate minerals are present in their natural form in the form of microscopic fibres in our environment. These minerals are highly resistant to heat, chemicals, fire and water as well as act as an insulator to electricity. This is the main reason why these minerals are highly durable. They can easily be turned into thin and durable threads and later be used in industrial sector or shipyards as well as different materials of homes, buildings and architectures.
Since the asbestos fibres can be used for designing a fire-proof and insulating architectures, they were widely used in different buildings and architectures until the beginning of the 21st century. The reason why these fibres aren't in use nowadays is that they have been banned by the United Kingdom as well as many other countries since their exposure can lead to very fatal and serious diseases. Now, asbestos fibres are deemed to be illegal substances for use.
If you are living a home built before the 1980s, the odds of finding asbestos-containing materials at your home are very high. Hence, taking their negative impacts in mind, it is highly recommended for you to consider removing these different materials from your home which were designed with the use of asbestos.
Why is Asbestos Dangerous?
Asbestos is a highly dangerous substance. When the materials designed with asbestos are damaged or cracked, the fibres of asbestos get airborne and when you inhale these fibres, you might be caught by several harmful health effects as well as very fatal and serious diseases. If you are living near industries, mills or shipyards where asbestos are in use, asbestos fibres are likely to be exposed to air and you can easily inhale these fibres and hence have your health degraded with different health effects and fatal diseases.
Here the major diseases that you can get with the exposure to asbestos and its inhalation:
- Pleural Thickening
- Asbestos-related Lung Cancer
With the exposure to asbestos, around 5000 workers lose their life every year in the United Kingdom and the number is a lot more higher in the whole world. If the materials which contain asbestos fibres aren't in damaged or cracked condition, you mightn't want to consider removing them since you won't have negative impacts on your health. When these materials are in damaged condition, the asbestos fibres can be exposed to the air and when you inhale them, you might be caught by several health effects. If these materials are totally fine, it isn't recommended to remove them because these materials might get airborne and become more harmful when you are trying to remove them. You won't even know that you have inhaled asbestos fibres due to their microscopic size.
When asbestos fibres are exposed to air and you inhale it, you won't even know that you have been caught by the above mentioned fatal diseases. You mightn't get the symptoms of these diseases until up to 4 decades of getting exposed to asbestos fibres. When the symptoms start appearing after few decades, the odds of getting away from these diseases are very low and you can't do anything about it. This is why you need to consider removing asbestos-containing materials from your home for the safety of yourself and your family members.
Where can you find Asbestos?
You can find asbestos in different materials and parts of your home. Asbestos might have been used in the cement used to build your home. You might find asbestos fibres in the roofing materials, soil pipes, panels, down-pipes, gutterings and many other exterior parts of the home. Asbestos fibres can be found in different interior parts of the building as well such as floor tiles, toilet cisterns, and water tanks. The ceilings, walls, window panels, fire doors, the surrounding area of the boiler and many other locations in your properties might contain materials designed with asbestos. You will be able to find out different other materials inside your house that might contain asbestos in the official Health and Safety Executive (HSE) website which also provides legal information about asbestos removal.
If you believe that certain parts of your home have materials built with asbestos, then you might want to contact a well-trained and trusted asbestos removal professional to conduct an asbestos survey at your building. Doing this might help you to be sure about asbestos being used in the materials in your home. They can also help you in the removal process. If you live in a home built before the 1980s, it is highly recommended for you to contact with a asbestos surveyor before performing any dismantling and removal work.
Asbestos Removal in Glasgow
Here are some of the major asbestos removal services that you can get from Asbestos Removal Guys
- Asbestos Surveying
- Asbestos Testing
- Asbestos Analysis
- Asbestos Garages Removal
- Asbestos Roofs Removal
- Asbestos Floor Tiles Removal
- Asbestos Removal in Industrial Sectors
- Asbestos Removal in Commercial Sectors