Category: Asbestos Removal

What to Do If You Think You Have Been Exposed to Asbestos

3rd May 2018 by ProDEM

Once one of the most popular construction materials in the world, the serious health risks of asbestos are common knowledge. Although using asbestos for construction purposes is illegal and has been for many years, it is still present in many buildings throughout the country, making it a serious threat even today. Regular exposure to Asbestos […]

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I Have Found Asbestos in My Garage – What Do I Do?

28th March 2018 by ProDEM

Given all that we know about the dangers of asbestos nowadays, finding any evidence of it on our property can be very alarming. However, sadly, many homes built before the turn of the millennium which come with garages and sheds could well have been built with asbestos, so it’s not all that uncommon. That said, […]

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Is My Asbestos Garage Safe?

31st August 2017 by ProDEM

Buying a house can be a stressful exercise. But when you think you have found your perfect home only to discover that it’s been marred by asbestos, it can be even more frustrating. This can often be the case with garages and sheds that come with semi-detached homes.  We provide a free Asbestos Survey with […]

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What are the Types of Asbestos and where are they found?

15th May 2017 by ProDEM

The unfortunate truth is that asbestos can be found anywhere: in the home, public buildings, offices, even schools. Asbestos reached its peak during the 20th century and buildings constructed at the time used asbestos throughout. Is Asbestos in all ‘old buildings’? Buildings older than 1900 are certainly not exempt, as renovations carried out during their […]

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Demolition: Achieving a Reclamation-Led Approach – Part 2

16th May 2016 by ProDEM

Reclamation is growing more and more important, and here at ProDEM, we are looking to maximise the amount of reclaimed products on every job, to help the demolition industry learn how to become more sustainable, cost effective and beneficial to the environment. It is of growing importance to educate those involved in any demolition project, […]

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Asbestos Removal 101 – Your Guide To Everything You Need To Know: Part 2

10th March 2016 by ProDEM

  Last month, we explained what asbestos is, the dangers it presents, and what you should do if you suspect it to be in your home – read the full article here. In the second part of everything you need to know about asbestos removal, our team have put together a guide on how asbestos […]

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Asbestos Removal 101 – Your Guide To Everything You Need To Know: Part 1

25th February 2016 by ProDEM

    Here at ProDEM, we’re always happy to share our industry knowledge with our customers, keeping them up to date with the correct safety procedures when it comes to any hazardous building materials that can be found during demolition or renovation work. Last month we provided an overview of the risks of asbestos, so […]

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Asbestos In Homes: The Hidden Health Hazard

27th January 2016 by ProDEM

  Asbestos is a mineral fibre that was commonly used in industrialisation from the mid-19th Century up until 1999, when a total ban was imposed due to the link made between the substance and serious health risks. Before the ban, asbestos was widely used in both domestic and commercial buildings due to it’s properties of […]

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The Safest Way To Remove Asbestos

12th November 2015 by ProDEM

  Asbestos was commonly used throughout the 20th Century for fireproofing and insulation on a large commercial scale, and as a naturally occurring mineral, was an easy resource to use. However, asbestos is now known to be potentially deadly, and can cause lung diseases such as lung cancer and asbestosis if you are exposed to […]

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