Asbestos Removal in Chelmsford
Colchester Asbestos Services provides asbestos removal in Chelmsford, the county town and only city in Essex. We are based near Chelmsford, which is located roughly in the centre of Essex. This places us perfectly to be able to quickly and safely provide asbestos removal and disposal services in Chelmsford and across all of Essex.
Asbestos is now banned in the UK, however, it still remains in many older buildings that were constructed before the ban was put into place.
Get in touch for help with your asbestos in Chelmsford
Whether you think you have ‘just’ a small asbestos problem or you are dealing with a huge building with a large square footage of this dangerous material, get in touch. We will be able to help you and avoid any risk to you, your family or your employees.
Quick asbestos removal
To quickly remove the asbestos in your property, our team can work around your schedule. We will:
- Provide a quote for removing your asbestos – if you have another quote that is better, we can match it
- Remove and dispose of your asbestos safely and quickly
All of our pricing is competitive and we can provide guide prices should you want to try to get an idea of costs before a quote.
What you need to know about asbestos?
Asbestos is the name given to six minerals which can cause serious long-term health issues to the lungs. Before the harmful nature of these minerals was well-known, asbestos was frequently used in building and insulation, due to its useful properties.
What are its properties?
It’s resistant to fire, corrosion and electricity, and on top of this, it had strengthening qualities when applied to other materials. Large amounts of asbestos were often applied to walls and ceilings in houses.
Is it always dangerous?
In many cases, asbestos can lie dormant and not pose a threat as long as it’s not disturbed. But when a refurbisher or demolitionists come knocking, it can be released into the atmosphere and harm those who are exposed to it.
The dangers of asbestos
How it affects you
Asbestos is dangerous because the tiny, straw-like airborne fibres can settle in your lungs and irritate them over time. Many asbestos-related diseases are caused by scarring of the lungs, which occurs when asbestos fibres become lodged in your lungs for extended periods of time.
A slow, developing impact
Although it takes consistent exposure over an extended period of time for asbestos to cause harm to an individual, once the disease is diagnosed the result is usually fatal. Despite it being banned many years ago, asbestos still kills as many as 5,000 people < every year. This shows that the dangers of asbestos are very real, and efforts to locate and remove asbestos should be taken seriously.
The health risks of asbestos
Asbestos can cause a number of diseases and cancers, all of them related to the lungs. One of the most common conditions is asbestosis, which is a chronic lung disease caused by inhaling asbestos fibres over long periods of time. Usually, the risk of asbestosis increases along with the amount of time spent exposed to asbestos. It can also be contracted through second-hand inhalation and can be accelerated by smoking.
Mesothelioma is a cancer of the lungs which is directly linked to inhaling asbestos. It takes the form of a malignant tumour which normally forms in the lining of the lungs, but can sometimes also be found in the heart. It results in difficulty breathing and chest pains. The cancer is incurable and those afflicted have an average life expectancy of 12 months after diagnosis.
Surveys are a crucial part of identifying any materials which may potentially contain asbestos. As the substances are only harmful when they’re airborne, disturbing a building which might release asbestos can be very dangerous. We conduct our surveys with strict accordance to the HSG 264 guidelines, so you can rest assured that the work will be handled appropriately.
Because asbestos is such a harmful substance, it must be removed by a qualified and licensed individual. Our comprehensive service can quickly identify asbestos by taking samples, then begin the removal process in a safe and secure manner. While removing asbestos as quickly as possible should always be the goal, the safety of the removal process should never be compromised.
In some circumstances, it might be possible to encapsulate the asbestos instead of removal. Asbestos is only harmful when it’s disturbed and the harmful minerals are released into the air. In the scenario where asbestos is present but yet to be disturbed, it might be more convenient to keep it in that state.
The City of Chelmsford
Chelmsford is a city to the northeast of London in the county of Essex. As well as being the only city in Essex, it is also the county town of Essex. It has plenty of transport connections to London and the surrounding towns via train, road and bus.
We have a number of clients in Chelmsford and have carried out a wide variety of our asbestos services there. From surveys to removal, the growth in Chelmsford is spurring on more redevelopment, which has a tendency to uncover asbestos problems.
If you think you have asbestos in a property or know you do, it is important to have it addressed by a professional. Our team can quickly get out to your address in Chelmsford to either give a no-obligation quote or to begin work as soon as possible.
We come dressed for all of our jobs in full protective personal equipment, so we are ready to deal with asbestos at any point, such as a pandemic! Our equipment ensures we carry out our work safely and to the high standards that are required when dealing with asbestos.