Safe Demolition: Asbestos Removal Services in Birmingham

If you have Asbestos Removal Birmingham work to be carried out in your home it is essential that you use a licensed contractor. Hiring an unlicensed company can be illegal and may put you and your family at risk of exposure to dangerous asbestos fibres.

Asbestos was widely used in construction materials and insulation before its dangers were fully recognised, it is very toxic to humans if inhaled, and it has been linked to a number of different diseases including lung cancer and mesothelioma. It is recommended that any materials containing asbestos are removed as soon as possible. If you are buying a new property it will probably be tested for the presence of asbestos as part of the survey but if you live in an older property you should arrange for a full survey to be completed.

If there is a chance that the material contains asbestos a trained and experienced environmental consultant will test it to ensure it is safe. The type of asbestos will be determined by the sample taken, there are three main types – chrysotile, amosite and crocidolite. Chrysotile is the most common form of asbestos found in homes and it can be found in floor tiles and insulation. Amosite and crocidolite are less common but they are still hazardous to health and can be found in pipe lagging, cement sheets and thermal insulation.

The survey will include a comprehensive report of the findings with recommendations on how to manage or remove the materials. It will also identify whether any of the materials are considered to be high or low priority for removal. It will also provide you with a breakdown of the costs involved with details on how much you can expect to pay for each element of the Asbestos Removal Birmingham AL process.

Once the asbestos has been removed from your home the surveyor will build enclosures around the areas where the work is taking place to prevent any asbestos fibres from being released into the atmosphere. These will then be tested with smoke tests to make sure that no leaks have occurred, which could lead to contamination. Once the work has been completed a clearance certificate will be issued, which confirms that the area is safe for reoccupation.

If your property was built between the 1930s and 2000 there is a high possibility that it will contain some form of asbestos. Some of this will be visible, like in old asbestos shingle roofs and old down pipes that run through your garden. These can be left in place if they are in good condition but if they show signs of damage or leaking then it is best to get them removed.

JS Removals have years of experience in Asbestos Removal Birmingham and can deal with any job, no matter how big or small. We offer a range of services to suit your needs from a simple garage roof replacement through to a full refurbishment of a property containing asbestos. Our prices are competitive and we offer free quotes with no obligation. We carry out all jobs to a high standard and include an Asbestos Certificate within 14 days as a legal requirement.