Asbestos removal is not always a possibility due to logistical constraints or budgetary reasons. Does gaining access to the material prove to be a difficult task? Will it be too costly for you to remove all asbestos-related materials completely? Is the asbestos within your building kept in relatively good condition?
These are all perfectly acceptable reasons why you may decide against using a professional asbestos removal service. Nevertheless, this does not mean that damaged or unsealed asbestos should be left unguarded or unnoticed. Asbestos encapsulation is an equally effective and affordable way of minimising the risk posed by this material.
What is Asbestos Encapsulation?
Asbestos encapsulation is an ideal solution if the asbestos within your building is in relatively good condition and simply requires a little work to make things watertight. This method involves coating the asbestos containing material in a high-quality resin sprayed directly onto it; this will protect it from further age degradation, breakage and cracking.
This process seals the asbestos within a protective shell, so any potential toxins are locked within the structure and are not permitted to travel airborne. It is actually much safer to carry out this process than it is to remove the material, as doing so causes fibres to be released into the air. The work is generally combined with the labelling of materials to minimise risk of accidental damage.
The Consequences of Failing Your Duty
Failing to act or do anything at all can have serious consequences for your own life and all those who pass through your building; whether it be commercial or domestic. Around 5000 workers are killed each year due to asbestos exposure, even still to this day. Exposure isn’t always deadly, but it can cause a number of life threatening diseases, such as:
- Asbestos related lung cancer
- Diffuse pleural thickening
Professional Asbestos Encapsulation Service
Our trained, experienced and licenced team of asbestos specialists provide a safe encapsulation service and all of our work is registered and approved by the Environment Agency. Using this experience we can make sure that your project is carried out the highest standard and in the most time-efficient way possible.
Call us today on 01603 283 603 or 07919 100 734 for more information or to obtain a quick quote today.