Asbestos Removal in Colchester
Colchester Asbestos Services is a team of specialists in dealing with asbestos removal in Colchester. Being a full asbestos removal company, there is not much that we can not achieve. From surveys through to removal and disposal, Colchester Asbestos Services is a highly trained professional company that will remove your asbestos with ease.
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If you have asbestos that needs to be removed from your property, Colchester Asbestos Services will ensure that the work is carried out safely and at a competitive price. Based in Colchester, we cover the whole of East Anglia and London so contact us today for a free no-obligation quote.
Competitive asbestos removal
Need your asbestos removed quickly? We can work around your schedule to:
- 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 is asbestos?
Asbestos is the term given to a specific group of minerals made up of harmful microscopic fibres. Before the dangers of asbestos were recognised in around 1999, it was used in many households across the UK. It was commonly used in buildings for insulation, flooring and roofing and was also sprayed on ceilings and walls. Although the use of asbestos is now banned in the UK, buildings which were constructed before the year 2000 may still have the substance in them.
Why is it dangerous?
When breathed into your lungs, asbestos particles can be extremely harmful and lead to fatal diseases. Asbestos will not immediately cause you harm – often it will take long periods of time for the diseases to develop. Once they have manifested, it’s normally already too late for any action to be taken. This is why it’s crucial to take preventative measures when dealing with asbestos and to remove any danger as soon as possible.
When not dealt with in time, asbestos can go on to cause any of the following four serious health conditions.
This is cancer which affects the pleura (inner linings of the lungs) and the lining surrounding the lower digestive tract (peritoneum). This cancer is nearly always caused by asbestos and by the time of its diagnosis it’s usually fatal.
Asbestos-related Lung Cancer
This disease is similar to lung cancer which is caused by more well-known causes, such as smoking. However, the effects can take up to fifty years before they show themselves.
Asbestosis is a chronic lung disease which results in heavily scarred lungs. It usually occurs after an individual is exposed to asbestos over a long period of time. People who used to work on old building sites may be in danger of developing asbestosis, which results in difficulty breathing and shortness of breath. The results of the disease can be fatal.
This disease occurs when the pleura (lining of the lungs) suffers from excessive swelling and thickens to a point where breathing is difficult. This disease is usually caused by excessive exposure to asbestos.
What we can do for you
We provide a full and thorough asbestos removal service, all the way from surveys to removals. As we are up to date with the current Health and Safety Executive regulations, you can rest assured that we can safely and professionally remove asbestos from your property.
We can test your property to obtain samples and find out whether harmful substances are present. By performing this process as quickly as possible, we can minimise any time spent exposed to asbestos and begin the next stages as soon as possible.
Asbestos which hasn’t been disturbed may be harmless, but once work begins it can leak into the air and begin to harm the lungs. Asbestos surveys are highly important, as older buildings suspected of containing asbestos will need to be thoroughly examined before any demolition or refurbishment begins.
Asbestos encapsulation is a rare procedure where instead of being removed, asbestos is coated to keep it sealed away and prevent it from causing harm. While this service won’t always be the right choice, it can prove to be cost-effective and provide a quick alternative to complete removal.
Removal & Disposal
We work in accordance with the Health and Safety Executive to remove and dispose of asbestos. It’s a delicate process that must be performed with care, due to the dangers of asbestos and the health risks involved.
Colchester is a historic town located in the county of Essex in the southeast of England. It was the capital of England under the reign of Claudius in the Roman era, and claims the title of ‘Britain’s Oldest Recorded Town’. We can’t say asbestos quite dates back to the Romans, but older properties are more likely to have asbestos in them.
Our company is based in Colchester and we can get out to clients as quickly as they require in order to provide free, no-obligation quotes or to get started immediately to reduce the risk of the asbestos in your home. If you are in Wivenhoe or Highwoods, we will work around your schedule to help make your home or building safe. From dealing with an asbestos roof or tiles in a shed through to extensive commercial building asbestos removal, our team is able to help.