Important information about asbestos

A lot of people call asbestos an invisible killer because of the serious effects it can have on people’s health. The microscopic fibres which cause this are invisible to the naked eye, making it a huge danger. Whenever you need to deal with this material, you should use our services as the experts for asbestos removal Wiltshire can trust.

What is it?

Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that is able to withstand flame and extreme heat. People considered the material an efficient and cheap insulator early in the twentieth century. This led to its extensive use in construction. As a result of this, there are now many buildings which contain it. Unfortunately there is now a lot of research to show how harmful it is.

The thing to remember is asbestos is only dangerous when you disturb it and it disperses fibres into the air which people inhale. It becomes lodged in the lungs which can cause a number of health issues. These include scarring (asbestosis), mesothelioma, or lung cancer.

Where can you find it?

Asbestos can be difficult to identify but it tends to look like a ball of fuzz. Some of its more common applications were:

• Textured plaster and paint – people added it to create a texture effect
• Pipe lagging – people added it to pre-formed sections and cement mixtures
• Asbestos yarn – people wove it into cloth to create fire gloves and blankets along with fire-protective clothing
• Insulating board – this was used in places like ceiling tiles, partition walls, and between wood to make fire doors.

Safe Removal

You should always consult professionals when you need to remove asbestos from a site. This ensures that everyone stays safe and it is disposed of in the correct manner.

1st Choice provides these services along with skip hire so that we can meet a range of needs. Do not hesitate to get in touch if you are looking for expert asbestos removal Wiltshire can rely on. We have the skills to take on large and small jobs, so rely on us.