Asbestos in Your Home
Asbestos was commonly used as a construction material in the UK between the 1950s and 1980s in particular. If your home was built between these years, chances are that you are living with Asbestos Containing Materials (ACMs).
The most common ACMs in British homes are:
- Asbestos cement water tanks
- AIB (Asbestos Insulating Board) ceiling tiles
- AIB path panels
- AIB behind fuse box, airing cupboard, or fireplace
- AIB around boiler
- AIB partition wall or interior window panel
- Vinyl floor tiles
- Pipe lagging
- Loose fill insulation
- Older toilet seats and cisterns
- AIB (Asbestos Insulating Board) exterior window panels
- AIB or asbestos cement soffits
- Asbestos cement gutters/downpipes
- Asbestos cement roof
- Asbestos cement panels
- Roofing felt
Current UK legislation does not make any legal requirements of domestic homeowners on how to handle ACMs in their property – but that does not mean that ACMs can be ignored.
While the majority of ACMs in domestic settings does not a pose a serious threat, it is still worthwhile to discover what ACMs are in your property and seek advice on how to deal with them.
In most instances, just following common sense and keeping the ACMs in a good state of repair will ensure you and your family are not exposed to any serious health risks. However, having an asbestos survey carried out by specialist professionals such as Meyer Environmental Ltd. will give you added information and peace of mind as regards the extent and condition of ACMs in your home.
We will efficiently and expertly assess your home and advise on any action that may be required. And while you are legally allowed to work on and remove low density materials yourself, hiring trained professionals instead will ensure that the work is done in accordance with strict legislative measures to ensure maximum safety and full compliance with the law.
For a home asbestos survey and any removal and disposal needs that may arise, just contact Meyer Environmental Ltd. for the best service available.