Can I Remove Asbestos Myself?


There is a range of articles and forums all regarding removing asbestos that you have found in your own property. With many people responding with tips and hints on the safest way to remove it yourself, without paying out for experts. Here’s why you should steer clear of such advice.

Bad Advice

Any advice that suggests methods to remove your own asbestos safely, should be deemed as bad advice, removal of asbestos should only be carried out by registered professionals. The removal and disposal of asbestos have been regulated for a number of years to ensure that no further harm can come to individuals or the environment. This means that advice stating how to remove asbestos yourself should not be followed and instead, an appropriately trained organisation should be contacted for the removal.

Why Is Asbestos Dangerous?

Asbestos was used as a building material for a number of decades, meaning that the number of buildings in which it was incorporated is extremely high. The material was loved for its versatility and ease of use. However, over time, studies were completed investigating the impact of ingesting asbestos fibres on your health. These studies showed that ingesting said fibres led to conditions such as Mesothelioma later down the line. To date there are still no cures for Mesothelioma, making asbestos a slow killer. Read more on “The Dangers of Asbestos”.

Asbestos Removal

Here at EMR Group, we have a team of trained experts on hand to safely remove and dispose of asbestos in and around your home. We ensure that each member of our team has gone through rigorous training and is aware of all of the health risks associated with improper asbestos removal. Ensuring that they are fully equipped with the appropriate PPE and removal equipment our team will seal off any areas where they are removing asbestos to stop particles from travelling around your home and harming you or your family. Each removal will be individual and will be treated as so. So when our experts discuss the process and their plans with you, please ensure that you listen to any advice they give.

You will also need to be aware that the removal of some asbestos can lead to the discovery of further asbestos, so please be prepared for the size of the job to increase so that our team can ensure your safety.

If you have been undertaking DIY at home and think you may have come across asbestos, please pause your project, take a look at our blog “Have You Found Asbestos?” and get in touch with a member of our team to discuss the next steps.
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