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1. What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a group of naturally-occurring minerals composed of flexible, soft fibres that are resistant to heat and chemical. There are 6 primary types of asbestos, namely, amosite, actinolite, crocidolite, anthophyllite, chrysotile and tremolite.

Since asbestos is resistant to corrosion, heat and electricity, it used to be a popular additive to a variety of products and widely used in construction. Asbestos is also an effective insulator. But, exposure to asbestos is highly toxic. If asbestos dust is ingested or inhaled, the mineral fibres can get trapped in the body permanently. It can cause scarring, inflammation and genetic damage. Asbestos exposure also causes mesothelioma and other forms of cancer. This is why you need to let professionals conduct a survey of your residential or commercial site before you can go ahead with your refurbishment plans. If the site contains asbestos, it is important that asbestos is removed expertly and safely.

2. How do I know if I have asbestos in my office or home?

There might be asbestos in your home or office, especially in the shingles, ceiling or floor tiles, siding, garage roofs and so on. The only way to know if there is asbestos is to have professionals from an asbestos removal company survey your home or office.

If you are planning a refurbishment or if suspect materials are damaged, you can reach out to Asbestos Removal Manchester Ltd. Our technicians are highly trained, experienced and accredited professionals who will carry out the necessary tests.

3. What are the health risks from asbestos?

When asbestos is inhaled or ingested at large volumes, it can cause mesothelioma and asbestosis. The more asbestos is ingested, the bigger the risks of contracting cancer and other diseases.

Typically, there is no safe level of asbestos exposure. This is why you need to make sure that asbestos removal and disposal is handled only by professionals. If the fibres become airborne, they can end up getting inhaled and causing genetic damage.

4. Is it safe to collect asbestos sample and test it myself?

When asbestos is not touched or disturbed, it is relatively harmless. But, when asbestos is damaged, the fibres can become airborne and cause cancer of the lung and other illnesses. So, we do not recommend that you try to collect asbestos sample yourself. You should only trust an accredited and licensed professional. Our team of technicians are licensed asbestos removal specialists and they can help you in collecting asbestos sample and testing it. They will make sure that asbestos is collected safely.

5. Why is it important to carry out a risk assessment before starting the process of asbestos removal?

Before starting the process of asbestos removal, a risk assessment must be carried out so that necessary precautions can be put in place. Asbestos risk assessments are conducted to control the risks associated with asbestos removal and making sure that a safe working environment

can be created for the workers. Generally, asbestos risk assessment includes the volume of asbestos, the asbestos type that will be removed, the types of control that will be utilised to reduce asbestos exposure, information regarding where the asbestos waste will be managed and much more.

6. What type of materials is asbestos found in?

Asbestos is found in building materials and some of the common materials include cement pipes, window glazing, duct tape/paper, stucco, cement board, plaster wall joints, vinyl floor tile, pipe insulation and fittings, sink insulation, ceiling tiles and panels, poured flooring, textured coatings and paints, furnace insulation, fire blankets, asphalt flooring, HVAC duct insulation, toilet tanks, roofing shingles, vinyl wall coverings, packing materials, AIB (asbestos insulation board) and so on.

These are only a few of the common building materials that might contain asbestos. You can consult our technicians for final recommendations.

7. Is a single exposure to asbestos dangerous to my health?

As we have mentioned, there is no safe level of asbestos exposure. When asbestos is inhaled, most of it gets trapped within the mucus membranes of the throat and nose. But, when asbestos reaches the lungs, it becomes a danger to health. Mesothelioma and asbestosis are related to asbestos exposure.

8. Is it dangerous to touch asbestos?

Yes, it is dangerous to touch asbestos and it should be left untouched. If you need to remove asbestos from your home or office, make sure to contact professional asbestos removal firms like Asbestos Removal Manchester Ltd.

Asbestos-containing materials and asbestos is not typically considered a danger to your health unless the fibres become airborne. Once the asbestos fibres are airborne, they can enter your lungs and pose a threat to your health.

9. How much does it cost to remove asbestos in Manchester?

Asbestos removal in Manchester typically costs between £350 and £1000. The costs depend on the size of your commercial or residential property and asbestos-containing materials. You can get in touch for an obligation-free quote on asbestos shed removal, boiler removal or tile removal.

10. What should I know about asbestos collection and how much does it cost?

The efficient and fast asbestos collection is key to making sure that your commercial or residential property in Manchester is a safe environment. Our technicians collect asbestos by wrapping it and they also safely dispose of asbestos on the same day whilst being compliant with all the legislative requirements in the UK. As a revered asbestos waste collection and disposal company in Greater Manchester and Lancashire, we only charge for the exact weight of the asbestos that is removed. We charge asbestos collection at £2 per kilo.

11. How much to remove an asbestos garage roof in Manchester?

Single asbestos garage roofs in Manchester cost around £550.00 pounds to remove and double garage roofs in Manchester and Lancashire cost around £850.00 pounds to remove this includes the waste disposal certificate.

If you’re in the process of buying a house that has an asbestos garage, or you already own a property that has one and you’re wondering about asbestos garage removal in Manchester and Lancashire Please do not hesitate to contact us today to discuss your requirement for a free no-obligation affordable asbestos removal quote Call: 08000-418212

You’re wondering whether or not you need to have the asbestos garage removed, or is it ok to leave it as is?

Any property built up until the late 1990s may have an asbestos garage.
An asbestos garage will generally consist of asbestos cement roofing sheets including internal or external asbestos cement systems.

The good news is that having a garage with an asbestos roof or walls is fine and can be left in situ as long as they are in good condition and encapsulated with paint or boards but if you see any asbestos sheets that need removing please call today and we will help you with the asbestos removal and disposal.

Asbestos is only dangerous once the fibers are released into the atmosphere, so an asbestos garage that’s in good condition will pose no Danger To Health and is non-licensed asbestos removal work.

12. How much does it cost to remove an asbestos boiler in Manchester?

Asbestos boilers and backboards usually cost around 350.00 pounds to remove in Greater Manchester and Lancashire surrounding local areas.
Whoever you choose to use for your Asbestos boiler, Asbestos Flue, or Asbestos water tank removal, please ensure the contractor holds all the relevant licenses and insurances to carry out this type of work in your Manchester home or Commercial business.

There is a legal responsibility on the property owner to ensure that only qualified and licensed asbestos removal tradesmen may carry out and dispose of hazardous waste such as Asbestos.

We are very competitive on price and offer affordable rates and can provide a quality, efficient service at a reasonable cost due to our size and experience in this field working with hundreds of local householders in Greater Manchester and Lancashire and Oldham area.

All of the necessary legal paperwork will be completed and supplied to you by Asbestos Removal Manchester Team as part of the initial quote, should this ever be needed for sale or insurance purposes.

13. How much does It cost to remove asbestos tiles from my Manchester home?

Asbestos Tile Removal costs 100.00 Per sqm the price is reduced depending on the amount of work required in your commercial or residential home in Manchester, we offer a discount for new homeowners who provide us with a homeowners asbestos survey.

14. How much does It cost to remove asbestos artex from my Manchester home?

Many buildings contain artex and other textured coatings on walls and ceilings which may contain asbestos. The biggest risk is not the artex itself, but the potentially deadly fibers contained in it.

Asbestos Artex Ceilings or asbestos Artex walls in Manchester are common we usually charge 35.00 per sqm for full removal and disposal of the asbestos Artex there are normally two different identifying traits popcorn Artex or stippled Artex the process needs the tenant or homeowner in Greater Manchester and Lancashire and Oldham to provide correct sqm before the job is carried out.

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