Premier Asbestos Consultants & Surveyors of St. Austell & the South West
Here at DSW Environmental, we proudly serve Cornwall and Devon, handling all your asbestos testing, surveying and removal needs. Think you've found asbestos? Contact us today.
Trained asbestos technicians working to keep your site safe
As highly trained and qualified asbestos consultants, we offer a variety of professional services to assist you with asbestos testing, management, removal, and disposal.
Our asbestos trained technicians are experienced working in ACMs and are licensed hazardous waste carriers.
As a result, you can rest assured that we provide all of our services in a professional manner, with health and safety at the forefront of our minds. If you think you require asbestos removal services, please contact us for a prompt and professional response
Why is asbestos dangerous?
Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral made up of soft, flexible fibres. It is heat resistant, a great insulator, and resistant to electricity and corrosion. Essentially, it's a fantastic building material; however, asbestos is highly toxic and can cause serious disease and injury such as lung cancer and asbestosis.
Asbestos is a group of 6 naturally occurring materials that has been used in any number of building projects up until 2000. Sadly thousands of workers in the building industry die each year from asbestos related injuries and with so much of it still in existence in buildings around the UK, it’s important to remove it and dispose of it safely wherever possible.
Equipped with the very best personal protective equipment (PPE) our asbestos surveyors and engineers are able to assess the issue and remove it safely and appropriately to avoid someone becoming ill from this hazardous substance.
Where is asbestos commonly found?
Due to the versatility of asbestos it was used extensively throughout buildings of a certain age which, means that it can be found in many building materials.
Our surveyors use their asbestos training to identify any hazardous materials that have asbestos within them. It can be found in almost any industrial, commercial or residential property.
Industrial property asbestos
Being a very useful material, asbestos was used all over industrial buildings due to its heat resistant and insulating properties. The most common areas that our surveyors may need to check are:
Sprayed coatings: on beams, columns, walls & ceilings
Water tanks – asbestos concrete
Toilet seats & cisterns
AIB – fire doors & partition walls
Vinyl floor tiles
Artex – & other textured decorative coatings
Used almost everywhere in some industrial buildings, this material can be extremely dangerous, which is why it’s so important to have our surveyors come and inspect the property for asbestos.
Asbestos in residential homes
Asbestos was used extensively in residential properties too, often in similar ways. If you believe your home has asbestos, contact our team to help. Some of the most common places for asbestos to be found around your home are:
Asbestos cement, around water tanks
Artex – & other decorative coatings
Toilet cisterns & seats
Behind your fuse box
Spray insulation on your boiler
Interior window panels
Please contact us if you suspect asbestos to be anywhere in your property. Our trained team will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have about this highly toxic substance.
Experts in asbestos
We offer a variety of services from testing and surveys to full removal and disposal - all of which is carried out by our asbestos trained engineers, as safety is at the forefront of every project we attend. Our services include:
Testing and surveys
Disposal in compliance with Environment Agency and HSE regulations
Why use our asbestos services?
Team of highly qualified technicians
Licensed hazardous waste carrier
All work complies with HSE regulations
Fast testing with results available within 24 hours
Domestic and commercial
Think you have found asbestos?
Contact our team right away for a quick response!
If any ACMs are discovered in your home, our technicians will recommend whether they should be removed, encapsulated, or managed.