Category: Asbestos Removal

Posted by admin on 3rd May 2024

Asbestos In Homes: The Hidden Health Hazard

In the realm of home safety, there are certain dangers that often fly under the radar, and asbestos is one such peril. Once hailed as a miracle material for its versatility and fire-resistant properties, asbestos has since revealed a darker side – one that poses serious health risks, especially when it lurks within the confines of our homes. Despite being banned in many countries for decades, its legacy persists, silently...

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Posted by admin on 5th April 2024

Why is asbestos dangerous?

Asbestos is a significant health hazard, responsible for various respiratory diseases and cancers. Although banned in many countries, including the UK, this material still poses a threat due to its presence in older buildings. When asbestos-containing materials (ACMS) are disturbed, microscopic fibres are released into the air, where they can be inhaled. Read on to find out why is asbestos dangerous.  [embed][/embed] What is asbestos?  Asbestos is a naturally occurring...

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Posted by admin on 11th March 2024

Can asbestos be found in schools?

Asbestos, once hailed a miracle material for its fire-resistant properties and durability, is now recognised as a hazardous substance with severe health implications. While its use has declined significantly over the years, many older buildings, including schools, may still contain asbestos-containing materials (ACMs). In this article, we'll explore the presence of asbestos in schools, risks, and measures taken to address this ongoing concern.  Understanding Asbestos in Schools Asbestos was commonly...

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Posted by admin on 6th November 2023

Are builders and construction workers at risk from asbestos?

At ProDEM, we often get asked “Are builders and construction workers at risk from asbestos?”. This is a common concern due to it being so harmful if ingested. Although there was a ban on asbestos as a construction material in the UK in the late 1990s, it can still be found in many buildings built before 1999.  If asbestos isn’t disturbed, it is generally harmless. Asbestos becomes toxic if its...

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Posted by admin on 8th June 2023

Why is it important to remove asbestos?

Are you wondering why is it important to remove asbestos? If so, keep reading. This material was commonly used in construction projects in the 20th century until it was finally banned outright in the late 1990s in the UK. Whilst asbestos was a popular construction material due to factors like its strength and affordability, its fibres can be very dangerous when inhaled.  There’s a big chance someone may inhale asbestos...

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Posted by admin on 5th May 2023

What are the different types of asbestos?

Are you wondering “What are the different types of asbestos?” If so, keep reading. As one of the region’s most prominent asbestos removal specialists, we have become highly knowledgeable on this topic. ProDEM is on hand to assist if you need residential or commercial asbestos removal in Nottingham. What exactly is asbestos and what are the main types? A naturally occurring mineral from the silicate family, asbestos was a common...

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Posted by jask Media on 1st February 2022

Is My Asbestos Garage Safe?

Buying a house can be a stressful exercise.  It can be even more frustrating when you think you have found your perfect home only to discover that it’s been marred by asbestos.  This can often be the case with garages and sheds that come with semi-detached homes.  But how safe is this garage? Can I enter it? Should I go near it? Can I alter it in any way, shape...

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Posted by jask Media on 29th November 2021

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

Asbestos was once one of the most popular construction materials in the world. Now it's no longer used due to the serious health risks of asbestos which are now 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 can be harmful, in...

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