Asbestos is an extremely dangerous material that should only be handled by professionals, but how exactly is this done? And roughly what might you expect to pay for asbestos removal? Read on to learn more about asbestos testing and removal.

What is Included in Asbestos Testing & Removal?

To remain within the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 it is required that the affected area is cleared, to remove any furniture, clothing and other items with asbestos fibers in them. The said area must be contained using thick polythene sheeting, this will also be airlocked.

The professionals performing the task of removing the materials containing asbestos must wear respirators, which will be worn constantly whilst the person is working in the affected area. In addition to this, when inside the contained area, it is required that the professional is wearing rubber gloves, boots, and protective eye goggles and must be covered entirely from top to the bottom, to avoid contact with asbestos fibres.

Using specialist equipment, the building material containing asbestos will be completely removed and replaced. This will be further inspected to ensure all asbestos is removed from the affected area and also to ensure the safety for the occupants.

How Much Does Asbestos Removal Cost?

Testing & Identifying Asbestos

Firstly, you need to identify where the asbestos is in your property, this stage is mandatory and prepares you for the removal process. An extensive survey of your entire property can cost from £200 and upwards.

Asbestos Removal 

Professional removal of asbestos is around £50+ per square metre, the variables that affect the costs to remove asbestos includes the scale of the project and required resources.

Reboarding Affected Area

When the asbestos has been removed it may have left large areas that need re-boarding, finishing and possibly decorating, and for basic reboarding, you can expect to pay around £400+.

These are all rough figures, each project will differ, which is why you should always get a quote first.

Can You Remove Asbestos Yourself?

The short answer would be no, you cannot remove asbestos yourself. As for the long answer, there are so many health risks associated with asbestos, and the improper removal of this material could lead to serious health complications in the future for the occupants, including asbestosis. Asbestos is at its most dangerous when it has been disturbed, which is why, if discovered, the material should not be touched unless a professional is present.

Investing in professional asbestos testing & removal services would certainly be in your best interest, as they have the proper PPE and tools to remove the material safely.

Who Should You Call For Asbestos Removal in South Wales?

To attempt this task yourself could be incredibly risky, and as professionals with years’ of experience in asbestos testing and removal across South Wales, we would firmly recommend hiring the right people, rather than tackling it yourself.

At Rainbow South West Wales, we cover Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire, Swansea, Neath Port Talbot, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Merthyr Tydfil and a much wider radius in the SA and CF postcode area. If you would like to enquire about our asbestos testing & removal service in South Wales, feel free to get in contact with one of our specialist cleaners today!