Unless an identification mark is present, it can be hard for the untrained eye to identify an asbestos-containing material. If you suspect a building may have asbestos-containing materials, the best, and safest thing to do is commission a team to carry out a fully asbestos survey.
The price for asbestos removal is linked to the scale of the job. At Decontaminate we have delivered projects including small domestic removals and multi-million-pound commercial jobs. If you’d like a quote, don’t hesitate to get in touch.
It is very rare that asbestos can’t be safely and securely removed by a team of qualified professionals, however, sometimes a removal might not be the best solution. Asbestos encapsulation or abatement are both sometimes used when there is only a small amount of asbestos present.
In the UK, it is currently not against the law to carry out asbestos removal yourself. However, this is highly unadvisable. Contact with asbestos-containing materials can cause life limiting illnesses and in many cases, it can be fatal. We would urge you to employ a team of specialists to carry out any asbestos-related work.
Whilst some domestic and commercial insurance policies will cover asbestos removal or abatement, many won’t. It’s worth checking with your provider.