As a home owner, or potential home owner, you need to be aware of your rights and responsibilities regarding asbestos.
Asbestos could be present in any property built before 2002. This homeowner’s guide to asbestos is designed to help you understand the potential risks and keep you and your family safe.
A homeowner's responsibilities for asbestos
Asbestos is safe when contained, maintained and in good condition, but disturbing a simple building material in your home could put you and your family at risk. It is the individuals resposibility to identify Asbestos containing material before you disturb it and expose others.
Intro to Asbestos
Our guide about asbestos, the risks involved and how to stay safe
Greatest asbestos risks to homeowners
Asbestos was used in a whole host of building materials which, if disturbed, could present a serious health risk. The most common (but not exclusive) incidents of asbestos disturbance in the home occur when:
- Replacing flooring
- Fitting new windows
- Fitting new soffits
Before anybody works on a property built before 2002 they should be certain that the building material being worked on doesn’t contain asbestos.
How to identify potential ACMs
Our guide on how to identify materials which could contain asbestos
Have you identified a potential asbestos containing material in your home?
For your safety, it is essential that get the material tested before you carry out any work or disturb it. You can save time and money by using one of our kits to safely take a sample and get it tested.
Independent asbestos testing & self-sampling
Don't guess, find out. Independent and safe asbestos self-sampling
Has your property tested positive for asbestos?
As an independent consultancy, we can give you impartial advice of the best course of action for you. We have all the knowledge to help guide you through the process of managing asbestos in the home, or finding a suitable removal service. Get in contact to discuss the best course of action for you.
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