Asbestos Removal in Felixstowe

Colchester Asbestos Services is an established asbestos disposal, removal and encapsulation company with years of industry experience. Although we are based in Essex, we have expanded the area we operate in and we now provide complete asbestos and removal services in Felixstowe and the rest of Suffolk.

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If you have even the slightest inclination that asbestos is present in your property, don’t hesitate in contacting us. When something as dangerous as asbestos is involved, it’s always better to be on the safe side.

Now operating in Felixstowe, we can provide any asbestos removal and disposal for your property. Whether you need a single sheet of corrugated iron removed or you’ve got a loft full of asbestos-coated insulation, we will provide you with the comprehensive asbestos service to solve your problem.

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    What actually is asbestos?

    Asbestos is a group of six extremely harmful substances. These substances take the form of tiny, airborne microfibres which can cause irreversible damage to the lungs once inhaled. Asbestos inhalation can lead to any one of the following diseases: mesothelioma, lung cancer, asbestosis, pleural plaques and pleural thickening.

    According to the Health and Safety Executive, there are currently over 5,000 asbestos-related deaths per year.

    Where is asbestos found?

    Before the year 2000, asbestos was used in the construction of houses in the UK. This is because it had a number of useful properties for building. It was resistant to heat, chemicals and electricity. It was most commonly used in the form of a spray which was applied as a coating on walls, ceilings and garage roofs.

    It could have also been tightly packaged up and used for fireproofing, sound absorption and insulation. Because of this, houses built before the year 2000 may well have asbestos present in some shape or form. This is why the professional advice is to assume asbestos is present in older houses unless you have proof that a full test and survey has been performed by a qualified professional.

    Our Services

    We provide a comprehensive asbestos removal service in Felixstowe, Suffolk. If you’re based in this area, we will travel to you to assess your property and provide you with a quote.

    We pride ourselves on providing an excellent service to our customers at an affordable price. We understand how worrying it can be to have asbestos in your building. This is why we prioritise working with fast-turnaround times, completing the worth as quickly and safely as possible.


    Asbestos Survey & Testing


    If you live in an older home, asbestos could well be present. We can perform a survey on your property to check if it’s there. In the case that you’re certain asbestos is present and you know where it is, we’ll just go straight to the testing stage. This allows us to identify the exact state, location and quantity of the asbestos.

    Your property in Felixstowe will benefit from asbestos testing and surveying if it was built before the year 2000. If you’re looking to do some DIY work in your home, then it’s important to know the dangers of asbestos exposure during home renovations. Before you go knocking down walls or removing tiles, read our guide to where asbestos may be hiding in your home.


    Asbestos Encapsulation


    Sometimes, we find asbestos which is safely and tightly packaged away. In this scenario, it’s both easier and cheaper to encapsulate the asbestos to make sure it stays in its current condition.

    This would require the property owner to agree to the asbestos remaining on their property on the understanding that it’s not to be engaged with in any way. They would have to make sure the packaging is not disturbed or damaged. This could lead to the harmful asbestos particles being released into the atmosphere.

    Asbestos Removal & Disposal


    Asbestos encapsulation is a safe and viable option. But we understand that it still might be unsettling to know that asbestos is present. For this reason, we’re still happy to completely remove and dispose of the asbestos. Doing this would give you the peace of mind from knowing that the asbestos is no longer there.

    We are an accredited company with a long-standing history of successfully removing and disposing of asbestos in East Anglia. Our mission is to provide our high-quality asbestos removal and disposal services wherever you are, whether it is Felixstowe or anywhere else in Suffolk.

    We operate within regulations and have all the necessary licenses. We guarantee that we are working to the highest standards of asbestos removal practice. To find out more about how we work within this high-risk area, take a look at our full list of FAQs.