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Asbestos in your home

Some homes may have materials containing asbestos. Although the risk of any harm is very low, please take a minute to look at our asbestos guidance below.

The importance of asbestos safety
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What is asbestos? 

Asbestos is a building material that was used in the 60s until it was banned in 1999. It's a hard-wearing material that contains minerals and microscopic fibers. 

Is asbestos safe? 

If left alone asbestos has no risk to you. There is only a slight risk if you interfere with it or damage materials containing asbestos. This is because fibers released from the minerals cause diseases when you breathe them in. 

Don't worry we regularly inspect homes and we'll let you know if your home has, or is likely to have asbestos. 

I have asbestos in my home what should I do?

  1. Complete regular checks
    You should regularly check materials containing asbestos for any wear and tear. If you notice any damage get in touch to report this and we can complete a safety check. 

  2. Get in touch before you start any home improvements
    If you want to carry out any home improvements you should contact us to make sure the work doesn't disturb any asbestos.

  3. Contact us before replacing flooring
    If your home has vinyl flooring under the carpet please contact us before replacing or removing the carpet. 

  4. Don't damage any materials containing asbestos
    Don't, drill, cut, scrape, or disturb any materials containing asbestos. 

I'm concerned about asbestos in my home 

If you have asbestos in your home, are worried about the safety of materials, or would like us to complete an asbestos check get in touch and we can help. 

Download or print our asbestos guide

Asbestos In Your Home

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