Asbestos is a dangerous substance that can cause serious health problems if inhaled. If you suspect that your home or business in Edinburgh has asbestos-containing materials, it’s important to contact a professional asbestos removal company like ourselves as soon as possible. In this article, we’ll go over what you can expect from the asbestos removal process, and what you should know before hiring a professional company. (read our full Asbestos removal guide here)

Step 1: Inspection

The first step in the asbestos removal process is an inspection. A licensed asbestos inspector will assess your property to determine the extent of the asbestos-containing materials and the type of asbestos present. This will help to determine the best approach for removal and the level of protective gear required.

Step 2: Preparation

Before the removal process can begin, the area must be prepared. This involves sealing off the area to prevent asbestos fibers from becoming airborne and using negative air pressure to ensure that no fibers escape the area. All windows and doors will be sealed, and any vents or air conditioning units will be turned off. The asbestos removal company will also set up a decontamination area where workers can safely remove their protective gear and dispose of any contaminated materials.

Step 3: Removal

Once the area is properly prepared, the actual removal process can begin. The removal process involves carefully removing any materials containing asbestos from the affected area. The materials will be wetted down to prevent any fibers from becoming airborne and then carefully removed and placed into airtight containers for safe disposal.

Step 4: Cleaning

After the asbestos-containing materials have been removed, the area must be thoroughly cleaned to ensure that no fibers remain. This involves using HEPA filters on vacuums and specialized cleaning products to remove any remaining particles.

Step 5: Clearance Testing

Once the area has been cleaned, a clearance test will be conducted to ensure that there are no remaining asbestos fibers in the air. This involves taking air samples and analyzing them for the presence of asbestos fibers.

Step 6: Disposal

All asbestos-containing materials will be properly disposed of in accordance with local and federal regulations. This typically involves transporting the materials to a licensed hazardous waste facility.

What You Should Know Before Hiring an Asbestos Removal Company

When hiring an asbestos removal company, there are a few things that you should know to ensure that you’re getting the best possible service:

  1. Licensing and Certification: The company should be licensed and certified to handle asbestos-containing materials. This includes both the company and the workers.
  2. Experience: Look for a company with experience in asbestos removal. They should have a track record of safe and effective removals.
  3. Insurance: The company should carry liability insurance to protect against any damage or injury that may occur during the removal process.
  4. Written Contract: Make sure that you have a written contract that outlines the scope of work, the timeline, and the cost.

If you suspect that your home or business in Edinburgh has asbestos-containing materials, contact Asbestos Removal Edinburgh Ltd. today. Our team of licensed and trained professionals can provide you with safe and effective asbestos removal and disposal services, as well as guidance on how to prevent future asbestos exposure. Visit our website to learn more about our services and to schedule your consultation today.