As a homeowner, you probably enjoy doing small projects around your home. However, if you believe that your repairs may include having to handle, move, drill or cut into any asbestos-containing materials (ACMs), you may want to first consider the option of asbestos removal in Hertfordshire.
It is important to realise that just because you have asbestos in the home you may not need asbestos removal in Hertfordshire, or at least at this time. Generally, asbestos-containing materials are safe if they are not disturbed or are not degraded or damaged in some way. However, if there is damage or it needs to be handled for the repair or upgrade then full removal is often the most recommended option.
Complete a Survey
To check to verify the presence of ACMs in your home you can hire a professional company to complete an asbestos survey. This will involve a professional technician coming to your home and visually inspecting any suspected areas of asbestos. In addition, the technician will also take small samples of the material and check the condition of the material.
Getting the Results
Once the survey is completed you will be provided with the results that will tell you were the ACMs are in the home and also if you need asbestos removal because of the condition, location or type of the affected materials.
This may require a licensed company providing asbestos removal in Hertfordshire depending on the type of asbestos and the risk level involved in the handling of the ACMs.
Once you have the results and have consulted with the company providing asbestos removal in Hertfordshire you can have the ACMs removed prior to the upgrades, repairs or construction you are considering. You should inform any contractors and professionals working in the area of the removal of the asbestos and any area of the home that still contain ACMs.
Keep in mind that all asbestos removal in Hertfordshire has to be followed by disposal of the material using the correct legal methods. It is considered hazardous waste and cannot be disposed of with regular construction materials or the other materials that are removed from your home during the construction, repairs or renovations.