Asbestos removal from a garage roof. Asbestos was commonly used in the construction industry until the turn of the century. Its widespread use has meant that is can be found in more than 3,000 different products.
It is not uncommon for older homes to have a single or multiple asbestos containing materials.
When an asbestos survey confirms the presence of asbestos, homeowners are left with two main options - removal or encapsulation. Asbestos removal costs more than encapsulation, but it is the more effective technique. Encapsulation involves coating the asbestos containing materials to ensure the fibres cannot escape.
As asbestos is linked to a number of fatal diseases and illnesses, it is essential that it is always correctly disposed of.