Getting asbestos removed is something that a lot of people face at some point in their lives, due to the amount of the hazardous substance that was used in the building trade between the 1950s and 1980s. While it is not hazardous to the occupants of buildings when in good condition, if the materials become damaged this could pose a health hazard.
The only way to know for sure whether or not your property contains asbestos containing materials (ACMs) is to arrange for asbestos sampling to be completed as part of an overall survey. The idea is that you will be able to find out:
- Whether harmful substances are present
- If they are present, whether they are safe in their current form
If any ACMs remain undisturbed, there’s a good chance that they are safe to leave as they are. Just because a survey finds that this substance that can be a health hazard is present, there’s no need to undertake a removal project if it poses no threat to the occupants of the building. After the inspection process is complete, your surveyor will tell you what next steps are required, and the associated removal costs, if any.
Asbestos Removal Liverpool: When To Act
There are times when materials will need to be safely handled however, for example when a building is brought down, a demolition survey might be required. Another example could be when extensive changes to the layout or structure of the building are planned, and in this case a specific refurbishment survey will be able to highlight any risk factors and remedial work that is required prior to the project beginning. These may include very precise skills such as artex sampling for the presence of the materials.
While Liverpool City Council and Merseyside Waste Disposal Authority do provide the facility for disposal of the waste from homeowners in Liverpool and on the Wirral, they do not offer removal services, so that is best left to a licensed removal contractor in Liverpool who will be fully trained in safe removal practices to minimise the risk when stripping materials from your premises. You should also find that a good asbestos removal company will also dispose of the waste on your behalf.
Get a free quote for Liverpool asbestos removal and safe disposal use the form at the top of the page. You’ll then be contacted by local companies with the required accreditation and awareness training to be able to safely and effectively advise you.