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Why use a specialist asbestos DISPOSAL company?

Asbestos is a natural fibre which was a very popular building material, extensively used for roofs, insulation, floors and was sprayed on walls and ceilings to fireproof them. This was before anyone realised how hazardous and toxic asbestos was. In 1999 it became illegal in the UK to import, export and sell asbestos nevertheless, it had been banned in the USA in the late eighties. Regardless of this because of how regularly asbestos was used in construction before the ban, unfortunately it can still be found in many buildings which were built before the year 2000. The most common types of asbestos found in the UK are white (chrysolite), blue (crocidolite) and brown(amosite).

Asbestos is harmful

If asbestos is in a building and is intact there is minimal risk to health. Having said that if it is damaged or moved and the fibres are disturbed and released into the air the risk to health becomes very high.

Exposure to asbestos is extremely dangerous and if the fibres are inhaled it can cause cancer such lung cancer and mesothelioma, a type of cancer that grows in the lining around internal organs. Plus, other lung related diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD.) The symptoms of asbestos related diseases can take decades to display. Consequently, even if you were exposed 20 years ago you are still at risk of developing a lung cancer or asbestos related disease.

Asbestos removal

As we now know just how hazardous asbestos is no one should ever try to dispose of it themselves. If you need to remove asbestos from either a commercial site, industrial building or your home the only legal and truly safe way to do this is by using an experienced specialist asbestos removal company such David Brown Skip Hire Ltd.  Our experienced team have been disposing of asbestos and other waste materials for many years using an Environment Agency approved process.

How we dispose of asbestos

Due to the hazardous risk to human health asbestos cannot be disposed of in standard landfill sites. As a result, we will supply you with one of our specialist sealed skips specifically used for asbestos disposal and our team will arrive on site using all the necessary safety equipment. The filled sealed skips will be transported to an Environment Agency approved asbestos disposal site ensuring no fibres can escape in to the air. Our specialist asbestos skips come in a range of sizes to suit both residential and commercial needs and we are happy to dispose any type of asbestos and any material which has contaminated by asbestos. For full details on our asbestos disposal service visit our website. By choosing David Brown Skip Hire Ltd for your asbestos and waste disposal you will have the peace of mind that the toxic waste has been disposed of safely without risk to human health.

Our asbestos skips service is available across Hertfordshire and Essex so, if you would like a quote or to book a skip. Please get in touch either by completing our online form or call our office team on 0800 9981216 and we will be happy to help


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