If there is asbestos in your property, you need to ensure that is is removed safely and effectively. At Key Asbestos, we work for a range of residential, commercial clients and developers in Leatherhead, Ashtead and the wider areas of Surrey and London and are proud of our reputation for excellence.
If you are concerned about asbestos, it is essential that you call the experts. Asbestos can potentially be found in any building built before 2000 as the last ban of asbestos products in the UK was only in 1999. Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral, whose fibres were mined and mixed with other materials to be used in all sorts of building products for different applications. It is now understood that asbestos causes 5000 deaths a year, with around 20 tradesmen each week dying as a result of past exposure from a host of serious diseases, including lung cancer.
When materials containing asbestos are disturbed or damaged, fibres are released into the air and they can cause serious diseases. More alarmingly, it can take between 10 and 50 years to develop these diseases, so by the time you are diagnosed it is often too late to rectify the issue.