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A hazardous and toxic material, long-term asbestos exposure can lead to a  wealth of health problems – including difficulty breathing and even lung cancer. Because of the risk associated with asbestos, it’s important that if you find asbestos in your home or office, it be removed quickly and by experts who know what they’re doing. At Jacob James Roofing, we work in conjunction with licensed organisations to remove asbestos safely and legally. As part of our roofing services we also take samples of your roofline to test for traces of asbestos before starting roofing projects, fascia and soffits or guttering installations.

Asbestos Removal from Jacob James Roofing

Years ago, asbestos was lauded as one of the best materials in the construction industry – particularly when it comes to insulation. This is because it is resistant to heat, electricity and corrosion. However, as time has gone by and more tests have been done on asbestos, and the effects of long-term exposure have made themselves known, it has become clear that the material poses a significant risk to health and safety – particularly to those with existing lung issues. This is because when asbestos is disturbed the soft and flexible fibres it is composed of come loose and become airborne. Once breathed in these fibres cause inflammation and scarring. Over time and with repeated exposure, asbestos can cause mesothelioma, a type of aggressive lung cancer, as well as a host of other diseases.

Safe Asbestos Removal

In the event of an asbestos discovery, it may not be feasible to leave the material undisturbed. Quite frankly, such is the danger posed by asbestos poisoning that it will simply have to be removed outright in many cases. If this is the case, then safe and efficient removal in line with the law is necessary. There are several laws around the removal and disposal of asbestos in the UK. Therefore, if you discover asbestos it should be safely removed according to legislation. When you use our services, we not only support you with the identification of asbestos but a comprehensive disposal plan of action that extends to containment, packaging, documentation and removal following regulatory standards. At Jacob James Roofing, we provide asbestos disposal in Nottingham and the East Midlands. To find out more, contact our team today and we would happily help you find the right solution for asbestos removal from your property or site.

What To Do If You Discover Asbestos

If you discover or suspect asbestos during any refurbishment or renovation it is essential to stop the work immediately until you can identify it. Further to this, you should take steps to keep everyone away from the area and make sure it is signposted. If asbestos is discovered on a commercial property, this should be reported to the person in charge who should update the asbestos management plan. Once asbestos has been identified a risk assessment must be carried out before any work continues to protect individuals in the vicinity. If asbestos needs to be removed and cannot be left undisturbed or sealed then it is necessary to instruct a specialist asbestos removal service, like the one we offer at Jacob James Roofing. You should not attempt to remove asbestos by yourself without consulting a professional. Doing so not only puts your health at risk but the health of others too. As qualified removers of asbestos we will: Make a thorough inspection of the area; Sample and assess the suspected materials; Advise on the best options for correction Contact us to find out more about asbestos removal in Nottingham and other roofing solutions from Jacob James Roofing today.