The Dangers Of Asbestos In Homes & Garages


When you hear the word asbestos you are instantly aware that this is a bad thing to have in your home or garage. However, despite knowing that it is a negative thing, how many of us actually understand what asbestos is, why it is in homes and of course just what makes it dangerous?

Here at Compton, we have put together this guide on the dangers of asbestos to ensure that you are fully informed and can understand why it should be removed from your home or garage.

What Is Asbestos?

Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that is mixed into fabric or cement in order to offer heat resistance, strength and insulating properties.

It was used when building properties up until the late 20th Century meaning that if you own a home that was built before 1990, then you should assume that it might contain asbestos in some form.

Where Can Asbestos Be Found?

There are a variety of places in your home where asbestos can be found. This includes:

    Window Putty

Asbestos was used in the construction of a wide variety of areas of the house and can be found both inside and outside the property.

How Is Asbestos Dangerous?

An important thing to remember about asbestos is that when it is in good condition, it does not pose a risk if it is present in your home. However, the dangers of asbestos arise when those materials break down and the asbestos becomes friable.

Friable asbestos can be crumbled by hand meaning that the fibres can then be inhaled and enter into your lungs. Most of the dangers of asbestos are linked to those who work with the material, however anyone who is concerned about asbestos exposure should take action.

What Can Asbestos Cause?

There are three diseases that have been linked to asbestos exposure:

    Lung Cancer

Asbestosis is a chronic, non-cancerous respiratory disease. It is caused when the asbestos fibre irritates the lung tissues causing them to scar. Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that can occur in the thin membrane lining of the lungs.

Worried You May Have Asbestos In Your Garage?

Traces of asbestos are very often found within the roof and sometimes the walls of a garage. If you are concerned about asbestos in your garage, then why not get in touch with us here at Compton We are not only a licensed remover of this harmful material but we have years of experience in providing asbestos garage removal, along with testing and analysis.

With this wealth of experience and knowledge, we are able to talk you through each and every stage of the process and make sure that you are not only left with an asbestos free garage, but also complete peace of mind too.

So call us today on 0800 318359 to discuss your asbestos removal needs or get a quote easily online through our website.