Safe and Professional Asbestos Removals CroydonWe would like a chance to introduce our company, Jim’s Asbestos Removals Croydon, which is your local, professional asbestos removal firm. We are able to remove and decontaminate your home if you have found asbestos used in part of its construction. Asbestos dust is an extremely harmful material, one of the most serious health hazards that can be found in older properties. It is vital that you have asbestos professionally removed from your home, to negate the risk of you or your family suffering asbestos-induced illness in the future.
Where might asbestos be found in my home?
In the 1950’s asbestos became a popular construction material due to its strength, low cost, and excellent insulation properties. It wasn’t until the 1980’s that the health hazards that asbestos poses were uncovered. In 2003, the Government of Australia banned asbestos for use in residential and commercial properties. However, this means that many properties which are 30 or more years old, could still have asbestos used in their construction. Typically, asbestos will be used in the roof, up in the eaves and as roof lining, as ceiling board, as a general insulating material and also in some kinds of floor coverings. Due to the combination of low price and high strength, asbestos was a common material used in the construction of external buildings such as a tool shed or a garage. Many of these old buildings are still used today, with the owner unaware of the health risk they pose.
Additionally, asbestos was the go-to material for constructing inexpensive outbuildings such as garages. Many of these garages are still in use today, simply because asbestos is such strong material that does not degrade over time. You could have asbestos used in your garage, summerhouse or tool shed without knowing about it.
Why is asbestos a health hazard?
When left alone, asbestos doesn’t pose a high risk to health. Only when it is disturbed through breakage or sanding does it become dangerous to humans. Asbestos is made by compressing billions of tiny fibres, so small in fact are the fibres that when the asbestos sheet is broken or disturbed in any way, the fibres become airbourne and can be easily inhaled without knowing.
The asbestos fibres enter the lungs where they become embedded and because the fibres are so durable, they can be trapped in the lungs for many decades where they eventually cause debilitating diseases which more often than not, lead to a terrible death.
Why choose Jim’s Asbestos Removals Croydon?
As a local firm, we are committed to protecting our community from the health hazard posed by asbestos. We are experienced and qualified in all the best methods for handling and removing asbestos, as well as cleaning asbestos dust contamination from homes. We adhere closely to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) guidelines for the safe handling and removal of asbestos, tacking each job as safely as we can.
All of our team is fully trained in keeping themselves and the property owners safe while the asbestos is removed. When you choose Jim’s Asbestos Removals to deal with a health hazard caused by asbestos in your home, you can rest safe in the knowledge that professionals are on the case, working to rigorous standards.
How Jim’s Asbestos Removals tackles a job
When we are working in your home, the safety of you and your family is our utmost consideration. When we enter your home, before we start the process of removing the asbestos, we will clearly signpost the areas that will pose a health hazard until work is complete. After we have removed the asbestos, and also decontaminated the area of any asbestos dust, we will let you know that this part of your home is now safe to be used again. In many cases, it is a tradesman carrying out work on a property who first find the asbestos, and these tradesmen will now be able to continue with their work.
Your Next Move
If you have discovered asbestos has been used in part of the construction of your home, it is important that you have the asbestos removed, and the area decontaminated. Call Jim’s Asbestos Removals Croydon, and we will arrange a time with you to visit your home and undertake a survey. After which, we will give you a free estimate for the cost of removing the asbestos safely from your home.