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Does Your Building Contain Asbestos?

Asbestos is a building material that has been used since the 1800s, however it’s known that many health problems can occur from the handling of this material.

Soft based asbestos, such as insulation board, can cause fibres to escape into the air, which are invisible to the naked eye.  If these fibres are inhaled into the lungs then they can cause pleural plaques, which can lead to the hardening of lung tissue and can create difficulties with breathing.  This condition is known as mesothelioma and it can be fatal.

One of the most dangerous forms of asbestos is crocilodite, which was used in buildings that required a large amount of insulation.  You should never attempt to remove asbestos if you aren’t a qualified professional.

Finding asbestos

If you find any asbestos on your property, or if you suspect that you might have asbestos, then you should consult a professional to find out exactly what type of asbestos you are dealing with before you start the removal process.  The material should never be disturbed without setting up the appropriate safety measures.  Although asbestos is most commonly found in commercial buildings, it’s still known to show up occasionally in domestic properties as well.

If you start to remove the asbestos yourself, without the correct safety equipment, then you could release harmful fibres into the air.  Even if you are not 100% sure whether or not you have asbestos in your property, you should still consult a professional.  You should never take any chances when dealing with asbestos.

Calling a removal team

If you’re looking for professional asbestos removal in Leicester then do not hesitate to get in touch with IES Group, or if you would simply like some more information on our services, or on what to look out for, then send an enquiry via our website’s contact form here.

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