Our in-house licensed asbestos removal specialists DDS Environmental recently posted a Blog to their website (www.dds-environmental.co.uk) addressing the stigma and fear widely attributed to asbestos and how to deal with it.
It is with this in mind – and without any hint of plagiarism – that DDS Demolition now share their hugely informative and reassuring Blog.
Credit to DDS Environmental:
Blog post: An Asbestos Removal Specialist Overview
As a licensed Asbestos Removal Specialist, DDS Environmental undertake projects from a wide variety of sectors and clients. This – to offer an explanation – is for one main, stand out reason.
The history of asbestos is contrary. Once hailed as a revolutionary solution mainly thanks to its fire-resistant properties, its function was applied widespread throughout the 1950’s – 1970’s to new built homes and public buildings via industrial materials.
As time and understanding of the material progressed, the negative effects of asbestos became more well known and it was eventually prohibited for use. By this time however, the product was in-situe on a large scale.
Thankfully, now in 2017, the general public have a very clear and real understanding of the dangers of asbestos. But therein lies the universal problem, this extremely hazardous product cannot even be restricted to one pocket of users, it quite literally can be anywhere.
For example, in a 1960’s built house, the artex on the ceiling could well contain an asbestos mix or an older house with the original floor tiles could contain asbestos. Officially, asbestos can be present in any industrial or residential building built or refurbished before 2000.
However, let us dispel the scaremongering myth. If you understand how to safely manage and / or remove asbestos, the danger lies dormant.
The key is to source a reputable and experienced Asbestos Removal Specialist. A reputable contractor would have been assessed and approved by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
To underpin their high standards of practice, DDS Environmental are also accredited by the asbestos removal contractors association (ARCA) who are considered to be the UKs leading association for asbestos removal.
For as long as “Asbestos” remains a taboo or scary word, feel reassured that there are credible contractors such as DDS Environmental who are on hand to offer sound advice and safe measures of asbestos management and removal.