Often the mere mentioning of the word asbestos sends people into a state of panic which in many cases is not justified. We believe this state of panic is often compounded when members of the public, buyers, vendors and even tenants have been subjected to what can only be described as ‘scare tactics’ either through misguided media coverage or by third parties wishing to gain from these misconceptions.
The up-shot of this is that it’s quite likely that a number of people have had their textured ceilings and /or other materials removed at considerable expense where there was no requirement.
The aim of this document is to provide sensible information to home owners, real estate agents, buyers, purchasers and other interested parties (solicitors etc.), so that informed decisions can be made in regards to asbestos.
Based on our years of experience in this area along with analyzing more than 20,000 samples from both the domestic and commercial zones we have found there to be three main product groups of concern in the housing market.
Sprayed on Textured Ceilings, Asbestos Cement Products and Vinyl Floor Coverings.
Each will be treated separately below.