Watch out! Places there might be asbestos hiding in your home

A lot of people assume their home doesn’t contain any asbestos. But the truth is that buildings built before the year 2000 can have this dangerous material due to how popular its use was before the ban came into effect. Luckily we are here to help, offering the asbestos removal Wiltshire can trust.

You might not realise that there is any asbestos in your property as it isn’t always easy to spot. In fact, people would often use it as a constituent material in another product which means that it is often basically invisible. Below you can learn about where there might be asbestos in your home hiding in plain sight.

Concrete

In the past, it was often the case that asbestos was used as a constituent part of the cement mix. This was the case with many outbuildings and sheds. Because of this, it is of the utmost importance that when demolishing any part of your property that has cement, you first check that it doesn’t contain the harmful material. Failing to do this will release the fibres into the air and can cause serious harm.

Artex

It is common knowledge that some types of Artex and other ceiling coatings had a small amount of asbestos in them. Unfortunately, there is no easy way to spot the difference between those with the material and those without it. As a result you could be living in a home with this material on the ceiling.

There is no need to panic if the ceiling in your home has a patterned coating. Asbestos cannot harm your health until it is disturbed. Therefore, as long as there is no damage to the Artex, you will be fine. However, when redecorating, you will need to take care.

Toilet Cistern

Older toilet cisterns can contain a small amount of asbestos. The reason for this is that it makes them more resistant and strong. In this situation, there is little cause for concern. The reason for this is that the material doesn’t become harmful unless it sees a lot of damage or becomes heavily worn.

Reliable asbestos removal in Wiltshire

If you have this material in your property, call on 1st Choice to make use of the asbestos removal Wiltshire can rely on. Get in contact with us to learn all about our work; we look forward to hearing from you.