Asbestos garage roof removals near Godalming
Many older buildings built before 2000 contain asbestos, particularly locations like garage roofs, sheds and outbuildings. If you suspect that your garage may contain asbestos, never attempt to remove it yourself. Asbestos is a dangerous material and is thought to be responsible for up to 20 deaths a week from past exposure of workers. When asbestos materials are damaged or disturbed, tiny asbestos fibres (that cannot be seen with the naked eye), are released into the air. If you breathe these in, these can become trapped in your lungs and are thought to contribute to diseases including asbestosis, lung cancer, and mesothelioma.
Asbestos was once used widely throughout the building trade for its excellent versatility. It is chemical resistant, can withstand extreme heat, has high tensile strength, and can be easily manipulated. It was used for fire proofing, insulation, roof materials such as tiles, vinyl floor tiles, wall coverings and panels, and for other uses. Asbestos garage roofs are found in many homes and office buildings in Godalming and Guildford, and we can remove this safely for your complete peace of mind.
Commonly asbestos roof sheets contain white asbestos, known as chrysotile. Even though this is one of the least dangerous types of asbestos, it is still dangerous to touch. Always leave any inspection to the professionals. Our local asbestos consultants can inspect your garage roof and advise on the best course of action. If there are signs that it is worn and deteriorated, it is likely that we will need to remove the roof entirely. As well as garage and shed roofs, we can also remove entire garages and sheds when asbestos is in the wall cement. In some cases, the roofs can be left and monitored.