Asbestos

Asbestos Services St. Austell

DSW are highly trained and qualified asbestos surveyors in St.Austell and the surrounding Cornwall & Devon area. We offer a variety of professional services to assist you with asbestos testing, management, removal, and disposal (ACMs). Our asbestos trained technicians are experienced working ACMs and are licenced hazardous waste carriers.

As a result, you can rest assured that all of our services are provided in a professional manner, with health and safety at the forefront of our minds. If you require asbestos removal services in St. Austell, Cornwall or Devon, please contact us for a prompt and professional response.

Why is Asbestos Dangerous?

Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral made up of soft, flexible fibres that are heat resistant, a great insulator, resistant to electricity and corrosion. Essentially a fantastic building material however, asbestos is highly toxic and can cause very serious disease and injury such as lung cancer and asbestosis.

Asbestos is a group of 6 naturally occurring materials that has been used in any number of building projects up until 2000. Sadly thousands of workers in the building industry die each year from asbestos related injuries and with so much of it still in existence in buildings around the UK it’s important to remove it and dispose of it safely wherever possible.

Equipped with the very best personal protective equipment (PPE) our asbestos surveyors and engineers are able to assess the issue and remove it safely and appropriately to avoid anyone becoming ill from the very hazardous substance.

Where is Asbestos Commonly Found?

Due to the versatility of asbestos it was used extensively throughout buildings of a certain age which means that it can be found in many building materials. Our surveyors use their asbestos training to identify any hazardous materials that have asbestos within them. It can be found in almost any industrial or residential property.

Man wearing protective clothing

Industrial Property Asbestos

Being a very useful material, asbestos was used all over industrial buildings from heat resistance to insulation. The most common areas that our surveyors may need to check are:

  • Lagging
  • Sprayed Coatings – On beams, columns, walls & ceilings
  • Water Tanks – Asbestos Concrete
  • Toilet seats & Cisterns
  • Insulation
  • AIB – Fire Doors & Partition walls
  • Vinyl Floor tiles
  • Fire blankets
  • Artex – and other textured decorative coatings

 

Used almost everywhere in some industrial buildings, this material can be extremely dangerous which is why it’s so important to have our surveyors come and inspect the property for asbestos.

Residential Properties

As well as industrial buildings, asbestos was used extensively through residential properties too, often in similar ways however just as hazardous and dangerous to your health. If you believe your home has asbestos contact our highly trained team to help. Some of the most common places for asbestos to be found around your home are:

  • Asbestos Cement – Inside or outside, around water tanks
  • Insulation
  • Artex – and other decorative coatings
  • Ceiling tiles
  • Toilet cisterns & seats
  • Behind your fuse box
  • Spray insulation on your boiler
  • Interior window panels

 

There are many other areas of your home that it may be used too such as your garage roof. Please contact us if you suspect asbestos anywhere on your property. Our trained team will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have about the highly toxic substance.

People removing asbestos from garage roof

Asbestos Services

To ensure your safety, we offer many services from testing and surveys of your property to full removal and disposal of the substance. All of which is carried out by our asbestos trained engineers, as safety is at the forefront of every project we attend. Our services include:

Why Choose DSW Group for Asbestos Services?

Think You Have Asbestos?

If you suspect your home or business may contain asbestos, contact us right away for a quick response. A professional survey can be conducted on your property by our team. We can also conduct tests on the material to determine the type of ACM present.

If any ACMs are discovered in your home, our technicians will recommend whether they should be removed, encapsulated, or managed.

Contact DSW Group

If you require asbestos contractors in St. Austell, Cornwall or Devon, then call DSW Group for a fast and professional response. Our range of services are competitively priced and will ensure your building is safe. So, call us today to see how we can help you.