How Much Does Asbestos Cement Removal Cost?

Asbestos is a natural mineral which is made up of six mineral fibres. They belong to two groups; Serpentine Group that comprises of only white asbestos (chrysotile). The Amphibole Group comprises of brown or grey asbestos (amosite), anthophyllite, tremolite, actinolite and crocidolite (blue asbestos). The mineral had many desirable properties including high tensile strength, flexibility and insulation from heat and electricity. It is this versatility that made asbestos attractive to many industries and about 3000 applications globally relied on it. However scientific studies showed that exposure can cause dangerous and serious illnesses. Before 1999 asbestos was widely used in Bristol for roof capping, wood heater insulation, exterior and interior cladding. It was also used for roofing materials, wood heater insulations, roof guttering, vinyl floor tiles and their backings etc.

Today, the use of asbestos is banned in the UK. It is important to do asbestos testing if you live in an older house and planning to renovate or build on an existing structure. You should not attempt to remove asbestos on your own even though it will drive the costs down. It poses a heavy health risk on your part. Ensure you hire a professional to help remove asbestos from your property. Never risk to health and safety of yourself or your family.

Is Asbestos Dangerous? Asbestos can pose serious health risks if it becomes airborne. It is through inhalation that asbestos mainly enters the body. When the asbestos fibres are inhaled, they can cause lung cancer, asbestosis, malignant Mesothelioma and pleural cancer. However, it takes about 20-40 years before the effects to manifest themselves on the human body. This means that people can be exposed to for a long time without noticing it. The risk of getting all these diseases increases with the amount of fibres inhaled. Smokers in particular are at a high chance of developing lung cancer if they are exposed to asbestos fibres.

Why Remove Asbestos? Ever since the dangers associated with asbestos products were discovered, all building products that contain asbestos fibres were phased out. In Bristol, the use of all types of asbestos was banned completely from 31st December 1999. However, buildings constructed before 1990 have a higher likelihood of containing large amounts of asbestos. Although asbestos does not pose any health risks when un damaged and untouched, it poses a risk especially when doing renovations. Asbestos containing materials (ACMs) are categorized into two: friable and non-friable. Non-friable asbestos refer to the type that is mixed with cement or other materials. It is the type that is commonly found in the built environment. Friable asbestos is more likely to become airborne. Both types of asbestos pose a health risk to workers and others if the materials are not removed carefully or well maintained. Regulations outline that only a qualified professional ought to carry out asbestos removal.

Drilling, prying or breaking into your home will unsettle the asbestos and cause the inhalation of microscopic fibres unknowingly resulting in terrible circulatory, digestive and respiratory systems disorders. It is important to ensure that all asbestos removal costs are factored into your budget. Professional asbestos removal contractors have the requisite skills, knowledge and right equipment to remove asbestos safely, without leaving any fibres behind. Asbestos Removal Costs usually depend on a number of factors listed below: Whether the asbestos is in solid sheeting or loose particles, whether the asbestos is broken or damaged in any way, whether the asbestos is easily accessible. Hard to access areas can increase time on site, the quantity to be removed.

Asbestos cement removal cost ranges from £500 to £1,500. Bristol Asbestos Removal Ltd. charge on a per square metre basis as opposed to the hour. The rates charged vary as they depend on the quantity to be removed and the circumstances under which the job will be undertaken. Typical costs mostly range from £35 – £100 for every square meter.Whether you need asbestos removal in Bristol or advice feel free to contact us on 0117 463 4190

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