Asbestos is a naturally occurring fibrous mineral that is resistant to acids, alkalis, fire and heat. With its high tensile strength, it also makes a good thermal and electrical insulator.
These unique properties resulted in the use of asbestos in a wide range of building materials. This means asbestos can be found in many commercial and domestic properties built or refurbished before the year 2000.
Now it is known how harmful Asbestos Containing Materials (ACMs) are, there is a need to identify where they have been used and whether asbestos removal is necessary. Before any asbestos removal and disposal works start, an asbestos survey followed by a risk assessment is required to identify hazardous waste materials.
Examples of higher risk asbestos waste materials are Asbestos Insulating Board (AIB) and insulation materials such as sprayed coatings. These have the potential to release more fibres than lower risk materials, such as asbestos cement.
RJS Waste Management UK has offices in London, Oxford and Chichester. We specialise in the safe handling and removal of asbestos-contaminated waste from commercial and domestic premises. We are licenced carriers who can also provide asbestos surveys to identify the presence of asbestos. So, if you are looking for reliable and efficient asbestos removal in the south-east, we are here to help.