Learn more about Asbestos Removal in North West London
The health risks linked to asbestos and asbestos collection have been known since as early as the 1940s. Despite this, it was not completely banned in the UK until 1999. Asbestos is composed of six naturally occurring minerals and has been on this earth for hundreds of years.
There are two types of asbestos; Serpentine (white asbestos) and Amphibole (blue and brown asbestos), the latter of which is more harmful. White asbestos was more widely used and, despite being less toxic than amphibole, it is still highly dangerous to handle.
It is estimated that there are around 50% of houses that contain asbestos in some form. Nevertheless, it was suggested through a BBC survey that 50% of homeowners are unaware that asbestos was even used as a building material, and 45% of homeowners would not know how to identify asbestos waste if they came across it in their homes showing that asbestos awareness is relatively low within society.
Many London councils do not offer an asbestos removal service and instead refer their residents to the City of London Hazardous Waste Disposal Service. The West Central area councils are no exception to this. There are also a number of private companies that offer asbestos removal as well as asbestos surveying services.
At Wayst, we work with trusted service providers who are licenced to handle asbestos and strictly follow the hazardous waste handling regulations that have been set out by the health and safety executive and we will provide you with all the correct documentation throughout the waste clearance and disposal so that you know your asbestos waste has been disposed of legally and responsibly.