Asbestos Removals Glasgow PM Scotland is specialist company with years of experience safely removing asbestos-containing Artex from industrial premises, commercial properties and private homes, we even remove asbestos texture coating and asbestos popcorn ceiling We are based in Glasgow and we cover the whole of Scotland, but we also undertake projects further afield. For a fast and reliable service, call us now on 0141 3630452
If you are concerned that your property may contain asbestos during an extensive renovation project or when planning home DIY's, we can get one of our qualified asbestos surveyors to carry out a survey and present you with a safe and practical action plan. We can also remove all forms of asbestos Artex, including floors and walls, and dispose of them in accordance with all legislative and public health statutes.
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What Is Asbestos Artex?
Artex is a coating commonly applied on walls and ceilings across the UK that created a textured effect when it was painted. The name originates from the name of the company that produces the coating and it was used extensively through the United Kingdom during the 1970’s, 80’s and 90's but at the time the harmful properties of asbestos were not widely understood and because of that, the substance was added to Artex in order to strengthen it. This practice continued until 1999 but Artex Coatings applied after 2000 may or may not contain Asbestos.
Is Asbestos Artex Dangerous? In general Artex that contains asbestos is safe as long as its in good condition and has not been disturbed but when asbestos fibres are inhaled they can lead to lung cancer and other respiratory problems. This occurs when the Artex is being removed, either for practical or cosmetic purposes. As long as the removers are trained professionals there is minimal risk, but if untrained tradespeople or homeowners attempt to remove asbestos containing Artex they can seriously jeopardise their health
Does My Property Contain Asbestos Artex? If the property was built before 2003 and there are indications of Artex it’s possible it could contain asbestos. The only way to be certain is to have an the Artex sampled and analysed in a lab. Tests are quick and easy but under no circumstances should you attempt to remove the Artex yourself, as any dust that results could contain harmful amounts of fibres and can damage your health. Similarly, Artex should never be burned, as this also releases fibres into the air. The fibres is what makes artex deadly. Please get an expert assessment from a qualified asbestos surveyor.
How Is Artex Removed? If you want Artex removed, please call the professionals at Asbestos Removal Glasgow PM Scotland. We have the experience and expertise to remove Artex efficiently and with no risk of asbestos exposure. Using a chemical gel we can dissolve the Artex which is then disposed of, or the artex can be stripped all the way back to the joists. Our team will take the safest, most practical and cost effective route to removing your asbestos artex.
Legal Status Asbestos use had been banned since 1999, but it is still present in millions of homes across the UK. It is legal to sell a property containing asbestos, but if the vendor is aware of it they have a legal obligation to disclose this information to potential buyers. Even though Asbestos is banned, the law doesn't say it must be removed. It does say it must be managed and that's when it needs removing.
Not every house built before 2003 that contains Artex will also contain asbestos, but a significant proportion do. Why take the risk?
Contact Asbestos Removal Glasgow PM Scotland and let our team of friendly and dedicated professionals put your mind at ease. Whether it’s large-scale commercial building premises or a one-bedroom flat, we have the experience and know-how to remove all traces of asbestos. Call us today on 01413630452 for a free consultation!
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