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Is there asbestos in my home?

Is there asbestos in my home?

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There are various materials in houses that may contain asbestos. Asbestos was a durable, affordable, and fire-resistant building material, so it was widely used in the construction industry from the 1960s to the 1980s. This includes building materials, insulation, roofing, plumbing, and more.

Asbestos was banned in the UK in 1999. If your home was built before this date, there is a possibility that asbestos may be present. The same applies to commercial and industrial buildings where asbestos is still common. When renovating, extending, or demolishing buildings constructed before 1999, it is crucial to be aware of the risks associated with asbestos and hire a specialist in asbestos removal Stockport.

Refurbishing or demolishing such older buildings could result in asbestos exposure and costly cleanup. Therefore, it is essential to conduct an asbestos survey before starting any work.


In older buildings, asbestos can be found in unexpected areas. Loft insulation, fireproofing in the roof structure, and boiler flue pipes often contain asbestos materials dating back to the 1920s until the 1980s. Many people are unaware that asbestos is also present in various textured coatings applied until the 1990s, as well as certain wall panels and old boiler cupboards.

For many years, corrugated roof panels, ceiling tiles, and even roof tiles were made with asbestos. Asbestos was also used in felt products and vinyl flooring in both residential and commercial buildings. The list of potential asbestos locations goes on, which is why a professional asbestos surveying service is necessary to conduct a thorough site survey.


Since asbestos can be present in insulation materials, it is worth testing them to determine if they contain asbestos. Additionally, older heating systems within buildings may also have asbestos components.

It’s possible that your old heating system, which has been in your building for a long time, also contains asbestos. This is important to note.

Moreover, it’s crucial to be aware that asbestos may be present in the building’s cement pipes, as well as in gas and sewage systems. Since these pipes deteriorate over time, there is a risk of asbestos becoming damaged and exposed.

Remember, it is not safe to handle asbestos on your own. Seek the assistance of asbestos removal Manchester to safely test and remove hazardous materials from your home or business.

Get in touch with the team at Grosvenor Asbestos Solutions today.

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