Have Asbestos Roofing Replaced Quickly and Safely
Even though asbestos has been banned altogether in the United Kingdom since 1999, and some asbestos materials were made illegal in 1985, it is estimated that over 50 percent of all homes in the UK still contain asbestos materials. If you are concerned about asbestos on your roof, you should call a roofing company that provides asbestos removal to protect your and your family’s health.
Problems with Asbestos
Even though there may be layers of other roofing materials on top of asbestos cement roofing, it still presents a hazard and should be removed. If the cement roofing breaks down, asbestos fibres can be released and inhaled, eventually causing a lung cancer called mesothelioma or another disease called asbestosis. Therefore, if you spot crumbling roofing materials, you need to contact professional asbestos removal experts like Raynes Roofing Ltd to take care of the problem.
Qualified Help Needed
In order to remove asbestos safely, workers undergo specialised training and have to be certified to remove it. They are trained in how to safely remove all asbestos containing materials and are dressed to prevent inhaling the fibres with which they come into contact. In addition, they know how to prevent the fibres from floating around so no other workers or bystanders come into contact with them either. The company is also trained in the proper disposal of the materials.
Once the asbestos roofing materials are safely removed and cleared away, the roofing company can replace the roof with safe materials and make sure it is insulated to help save money on your energy bills. If you think you have asbestos roofing, contact a qualified roofing company to inspect it and remove the asbestos so it doesn’t present a danger to you or any of your other family members.