We have collated some of the most frequently asked questions for anyone considering hiring an asbestos removal specialist. These questions will cover exactly what we will be removing, need-to-know information if you believe there is a possibility you have asbestos in your property, and what not to do if you think you have asbestos-containing materials in your owned property.

If there is information not covered through our frequently asked questions, please contact a member of our helpful team.


Asbestos Frequestly Asked Questions

What Is Asbestos?
Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that has been widely used in construction and other industries due to its heat-resistant and insulating properties. It is made up of tiny fibres that can become airborne when disturbed, and when inhaled can cause serious health problems, including lung cancer and mesothelioma. The use of asbestos has been banned in the UK since 1999.
What Does Asbestos Look Like?
Asbestos is not an easy material to identify. Asbestos fibres are microscopic and cannot be seen with the naked eye. The danger arises when the asbestos-containing materials are disturbed; this will then cause the release of these tiny fibres into the air. Something you can do to stop the release of these tiny fibres is to wet it; this will minimise the chances of spread.
How To Properly Identify Asbestos
To correctly identify asbestos, you will need to send a sample of the substance to a specialist who will then determine which type of asbestos it is in a lab. The reason you would like to know which type of asbestos it is. This is needed so you know how dangerous the substance is and how easy it is to remove.
How Much Does An Asbestos Removal Cost?
The cost of asbestos removal varies depending on factors such as the size of the property, the extent of contamination, and the type of asbestos present. Obtaining quotes from reputable asbestos removal companies like Asbestos Gone is advisable.
How Much Does An Asbestos Survey Cost?
The cost of an asbestos survey can vary based on several factors, including the size and type of the property, the number of samples that need testing, and the level of detail required in the survey report. We offer surveys in London, Kent, and Essex.
What Does Asbestos Smell Like?
Asbestos does, in fact, not have a specific smell. Though the substance is undetectable through smell, it is essential to remember that if you suspect you may have asbestos within your property, do not try to sniff around it to see if it smells any different. It's essential to avoid this, as sniffing around the substance is extremely dangerous as you could quickly ingest the toxic substance.
How Is Asbestos Removed?
There are still thousands of dormant asbestos fixtures in buildings all around the UK. All it takes is one tiny physical disturbance contaminating the area with these deadly fibres, so asbestos must be removed from your home.

If you are still determining whether you have asbestos in your home, we urge you to stay cautious and call us today for peace of mind. We offer asbestos removals in London, Kent, and Essex.
Why Is Asbestos Dangerous?
There are multiple reasons as to why asbestos is dangerous, with the most valid reason being the illnesses that you can develop when the toxic substance is inhaled numerous times. Diseases such as asbestosis and lung cancer can potentially be contracted when being overexposed to asbestos.
Should I Try And Remove Asbestos Myself?
If you think you've found asbestos and you need help with what to do next, do not attempt to remove or repair it yourself. Due to the dangerous nature of the material, you must contact a licensed professional with the proper training and equipment to do the job safely.

At Asbestos Gone, our specialists are accredited by the industry's highest awarding bodies for property assessment, surveys, and removal and disposal of asbestos.
Can My Employees Still Work During An Asbestos Removal?
It is generally unsafe for employees to continue working in the affected area during asbestos removal. The removal process involves disturbing asbestos-containing materials, which can release asbestos fibres into the air. Inhalation of these fibres can lead to serious respiratory issues.

Suppose you suspect or have confirmed the presence of asbestos in your workplace. In that case, it is crucial to consult with asbestos abatement professionals who can assess the situation and develop a safe removal plan.
Once Asbestos Is Identified, Can I Continue Running My Business?
Continuing to operate your business in areas with identified asbestos may only be advisable once appropriate measures have been taken to manage or remove the asbestos-containing materials.
How Long Does The Asbestos Removal Process Take?
It depends on how large the asbestos-containing areas are; the larger the area, the longer the asbestos removal will take. It's essential to work with licensed and experienced asbestos abatement professionals who can assess your situation, develop a comprehensive removal plan, and estimate the time required. In some cases, temporary relocation of occupants or employees may be necessary during removal.

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