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Asbestos is a very dangerous substance which was once heavily used in the construction industry. Many older buildings contain asbestos, but it has now been outlawed due to its links with a range of respiratory diseases, including the deadly disease asbestosis – which can result from the inhalation of even one or two strands of asbestos. If you think you have found some asbestos: then do not disturb it yourself. The safest thing to do is to call on a professional company who can help you understand the risks and safely remove and dispose of it.
Certified Asbestos Removal
Greenfield Removals have staff who are well-trained and properly accredited to work with asbestos in a safe and lawful way. The staff hold qualifications which include UKATA, PASMA, CSCS and EUSR. Unqualified workers could put health at risk if they cannot properly handle the substance. It does not matter if you are a household or a company: Greenfield Removals can work with both. So whether you have a smaller domestic task: such as to dismantle and safely dispose of the asbestos roof from a garage; or a large-scale demolition job, Greenfield Removals will be able to help.
Trained Asbestos Experts
Greenfield Removals are based in the North West and are a Bolton waste management company that specialise in:
- The safe handling and removal of asbestos
- The lawful disposal of asbestos.
Proud to be a family run company; Greenfield Removals always set health and safety as their number one priority and are extremely focused on their environmental credentials. Greenfield Removals can serve all of the areas around Bolton, and are fully licensed and regulated by the Environment Agency.
While the Government of UK officially banned the use of asbestos in 1999, there are still many old homes in Bolton which contain asbestos ceiling tiles, insulation, flooring, siding, shingles, and other times. For that reason, when renovating or demolishing such homes, these items must be handled with great care.
Homeowners who like to perform DIY projects should NEVER manipulate or remove asbestos products on their own. On the contrary, they should hire a qualified asbestos professional to do the job.
Asbestos products are handled with maximum care because of its toxic properties and its classification as a recognised carcinogen. Remember that asbestos doesn’t often pose a danger when it’s in good condition.
However, it poses a significant hazard to the safety and hazard of human beings when damaged or worn out since its fibres may flake off and become airborne. In that scenario, anyone within the vicinity can inhale these toxic fibres which eventually get embedded in the chest.
After some years, asbestos exposure victims can develop severe asbestos-related illnesses, such as mesothelioma or asbestosis. Hence, you need an asbestos professional to carry out the inspection and removal or remediation of asbestos in your home.
Asbestos specialists are well-trained to handle asbestos materials. The type of product and the necessary remedy for the existing problem will determine the type of asbestos professional you will require. In most case, you may hire a general asbestos contractor or, in some situations, you will need an asbestos expert who specialises in specific products containing asbestos.
The Role of Asbestos Professionals
Asbestos Professionals can carry out home inspections, take samples of suspected material, assess its condition and provide the necessary corrective measures to be undertaken and the type of asbestos expert to make these corrections. The material in perfect condition shouldn’t be sampled unless it’s likely to be disturbed.
Some asbestos removal firms Bolton offer testing, assessment, and correction as one package. A specialist hired to do an assessment for the corrective action shouldn’t be associated with the asbestos-correction company. It’s better to hire two distinct companies to avoid conflict of interest. Asbestos removal services vary from one location to another around the UK.
Choosing The Right Asbestos Professional
The government offers training for asbestos professionals around the country. Some states also require or have certification or training courses. Hence, you must ask your asbestos professionals to provide their certificates of training.
Every asbestos expert performing work in your home must provide proof of licensing and training in asbestos work, such as completion of training approved by UK Environment Agency (EA). You may find a listing of licensed professionals in Bolton at local health departments or EA regional offices.
If you want to hire services of asbestos professionals, you should check their credentials carefully. Hire experts who’re well-trained, accredited (especially if the state or local laws require accreditation), experienced and reputable.
You should also ask for references from previous clients before hiring any professional. Find out their satisfactory rate. Check whether the professional handled similar case. Obtain the cost estimates from many professionals since the charges for these services can vary.
For an assessment of your Bolton asbestos removal needs, call Greenfield Removals today on 0161 302 1900.Get in touch