If you are in the building or property renovation business, you will probably have encountered buildings with asbestos in the past and know how dangerous it is and who to contact for its safe removal and disposal but those who have no prior experience of this potentially deadly material might not be so informed. Asbestos can be found in many places, including Medway, but the less informed might not know what the material looks like or any Maidstone asbestos removal specialist who can deal with the problem. The details below might help you identify it in its various forms:
- Asbestos Loose Fill Insulation – The most dangerous form of asbestos and should not be disturbed under any circumstances. Blue-grey or white in colour, it is said to resemble candy floss.
- Asbestos Insulation Board (AIB) – Was commonly used in walls, ceilings, fascia’s and soffits. White-grey in appearance and very fibrous when disturbed or moved.
Potential Dangers and Removal Process
The asbestos particles are potentially lethal and should not be touched or moved by anyone other than a licensed asbestos removal contractor. These specialist contractors can be found via local business directories or by searching on Google. Under no circumstances should you, or anyone else touch or move anything that looks like asbestos, the consequences could be potentially deadly. Take special care if you are renovating any older buildings as it was previously a very popular building material, prevalent in farm buildings and other commercial settings as well as older homes.