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Asbestos is a mineral that is mined from the ground and it has excellent heat and chemical resistant properties, which made asbestos a sought-after building product. However, its resistance makes it dangerous when asbestos fibres are inhaled. The primary types of asbestos are actinolite, amosite, anthophyllite, chrysotile, tremolite and crocidolite, which belong to the amphibole and serpentine families.
When you are buying a residential property, your bank or solicitor might insist on carrying out a comprehensive asbestos survey. Leeds Asbestos provides the lowest quotations for asbestos surveys of residential properties in and around Leeds. You can contact us to get an estimation.
When asbestos fibres are inhaled, they end up causing lung cancer, ovary cancer, asbestosis and mesothelioma. Some people even experience genetic damage.
Most of the asbestos-containing materials are typical products that you might be encountering regularly. For instance, vinyl floor tiles, textured coatings, electrical equipment, wall panels, flue pipes, WC cisterns, corrugated cement sheets, sink pads, boilers and so on. Asbestos is found in a long list of products and to know them all, you can reach out to us and speak to one of our executives.
According to Regulation 4 of the 2012 Control of Asbestos Regulations, commercial buildings or structures that have been constructed before the year 2000 must have an asbestos management plan in place. To put together an asbestos management plan, it is important to carry out a detailed assessment and survey of the area. You can count on our expert asbestos surveyors to help you with the initial survey. Also, you can trust us to work with you to craft an asbestos management plan that will help you to meet compliance.

Leeds Asbestos team of expert surveyors make use of the latest equipment to carefully collect samples without disturbing or damaging the asbestos materials. The samples are sent to the laboratory for proper testing. You can look forward to getting a detailed report within 48-hours. If you want us to test an individual sample, you can get the report as quick as 24-hours.

Asbestos was banned in 1999 in the UK. But, before this, asbestos was used in almost all construction and building projects. The reason for this is the affordable cost of asbestos, along with excellent thermal, insulation and fire-resistance properties. So, your domestic, commercial or industrial property might have asbestos. If you leave the asbestos-containing materials alone, it should be safe for you and the other occupants of the property. However, if you are planning to conduct any renovation or demolition work, or the asbestos-containing materials have started to show signs of degradation, you need to remove the materials right away. When asbestos fibres become loose, they might mix with the air and cause serious illnesses when inhaled. In case you are worried, do not hesitate to reach out to us and avail of our asbestos removal services in Leeds.
The short answer to this would be no. When asbestos-containing materials are a part of a phased removal programme or located. It is far more dangerous to remove the materials than it is to handle them in situ. The guidelines of HSE states that when ACMs are in good condition, they should not be removed. They need to be managed. If ACMs are damaged or likely to be damaged during any project work, you need to consider taking remedial actions. One such option would be to remove the ACMs and the other would be asbestos encapsulation. Since ACMs are hazardous materials and can cause damage to your health, you are recommended not to make any DIY attempts in its removal, encapsulation or remediation. You must let the trained and licensed professionals take care of your asbestos-related concerns. Leeds Asbestos is an accredited and professional asbestos removal contractor in Leeds and we work with skilled operatives who can help you manage asbestos in your property. So, whether you are concerned about asbestos in your home, office or even industrial site, do not hesitate to reach out to us.
The costs of asbestos survey and removal depend on several factors. For example, the size of your Leeds-based property, the condition of the ACMs, the level of contamination and so on. You can contact us to get a custom quotation right away. For the most accurate quote, make sure to give us as much detail about your property as possible.
At Leeds Asbestos, we specialise in providing our customers with complete asbestos solutions so that they do not have to worry about anything. So, after we have carefully removed or encapsulated the ACMs, we are going to wrap them up in plastic sheets so that the fibres do not escape. The wrapped ACMs will be placed inside sealed skips that our professionals will bring and the skips will be taken to government-approved landfills. We are also proficient in dust suppression methods that we implement if there are chances of fibres escaping. To know more, call us.

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