Learn more about Asbestos Removal in Enfield
Hazardous materials are often associated with settings outside of residential areas, such as hospitals or building sites. However, one of the most common forms of hazardous materials is asbestos, which can be found in thousands of homes and commercial buildings across the UK. Even though the severe health risks that exposure to asbestos waste can cause has been known since the 1940s, the substance was only banned in the UK in 1999. For this reason, it is not uncommon for asbestos to be discovered when construction work is being carried out or even during DIY, if so professional asbestos removal is required.
Asbestos is a naturally occurring substance that is made up of several different minerals. A BBC survey suggests that 45% of homeowners do not realise that asbestos was used as a building material, and that two-thirds of people would not be confident of identifying asbestos in their home. The fibres of this substance are resistant to heat, fire, chemical, biological degradation and do not dissolve in water. It is these properties that made asbestos a seemingly, ideal building material. It was used in insulation, boilers and pipes, car brakes and even floor tiles.
If you need help with an asbestos removal in Enfield, one of our friendly team members is on hand to help.