Asbestos is a mineral fibre that was once commonly used in a variety of construction materials. While it is well known for its durability and heat resistance, asbestos is also extremely hazardous to human health. Exposure to asbestos can lead to serious diseases, including mesothelioma, lung cancer, and asbestosis. Due to the health issues associated with asbestos, it is important to contact the correct asbestos contractors to undertake any asbestos removal work. DES Holdings are an established and correctly licensed asbestos removal, demolition, build, and development contractor. Get in touch today to discuss how we can help you. Asbestos Removal Removing asbestos from your property can be a complex and dangerous task. It is important to ensure that any asbestos removal work is undertaken by a qualified and experienced contractor, such as DES Holdings. We hold the correct licenses to undertake asbestos removal work in accordance with strict health and safety regulations. The Different Types of Asbestos There are six different types of asbestos, all of which are classified as carcinogenic to humans. The most common types of asbestos are white, blue, and brown asbestos. Read more about this here. White asbestos White asbestos, also known as chrysotile asbestos, is the most commonly found type of asbestos. It was used extensively in construction due to its flexibility and heat resistance. Blue asbestos Blue asbestos, also known as crocidolite asbestos, is the second most commonly found type of asbestos. It was used in a variety of construction materials due to its durability. Brown asbestos Brown asbestos, also known as amosite asbestos, is the third most common type of asbestos. It was used in insulation and fireproofing materials. Dangers Associated With Asbestos Asbestos fibres are extremely dangerous to human health and can cause a range of serious diseases, including mesothelioma, lung cancer, and asbestosis. Asbestos largely will affect your breathing and the performance of your lungs and is incredibly damaging to your health. If you think you may have been exposed to asbestos, it is important to seek medical advice as soon as possible. If you’re planning on doing any home renovation that involves asbestos, it’s important to know how to properly dispose of it. Asbestos is a material that was once widely used in insulation and fireproofing because of its strength and resistance to heat. How to Correctly Dispose Of Asbestos If you’re planning on doing any home renovation that involves asbestos, it’s important to know how to properly dispose of it. Here are some tips on how to correctly dispose of asbestos: Contact your local waste management authority to find out the best way to dispose of asbestos in your area. Do not try to remove asbestos yourself. Asbestos removal should only be done by a qualified and experienced contractor. Make sure that any asbestos removal work is undertaken in accordance with strict health and safety regulations. When we dispose of asbestos we remove it, double bag it with asbestos safe bagging, and either dispose of it in an enclosed asbestos skip or directly transport it to a licensed landfill. Alternatively, for smaller volumes of waste, we will place it into our specialist vehicle’s segregated waste box and transport it to a licensed asbestos waste station. Incorrect disposal of asbestos is illegal and will result in a fine or possible prison sentence. If you have any asbestos in need of removal, contact DES Holdings today to discuss your options. Read our guide on everything we think you need to know about asbestos here.