Could my safe contain asbestos?

At TFM Removals we are committed to providing the very best array of services we can to clients. With this in mind we have worked very hard to ensure we can cater for a wide variety of special requests. Amongst these is the need to remove safes from properties and dispose of them. We have become a leading provider of safe disposal services in Essex thanks to our ability to take on and complete all kinds of jobs.

In this day and age, we are all aware of the great danger to health posed by asbestos. There are many measures underway to get it removed from places where it has been used for its insulation and fire-retardant properties. The only problem with this is no one is 100% sure of where and when asbestos has been used. A little known fact along these lines is that the material was widely used in the construction of bank vaults and safes.

If you have an older, vintage-looking safe or vault on your premises there’s as much chance that it was made fireproof with a mixture of gypsum and concrete as it was with asbestos. The fact is there’s no way of telling without dismantling the safe. This can create big issues when it comes to disposing of them because any asbestos needs to be handled with great care to prevent contamination.

It is advised that safes all be treated as if they contain asbestos until it can be determined they do not. This is the same process used when buildings are being altered. It will reduce the risk of harmful materials being released.

It is always best to hire a reliable company to handle the removal and safe disposal. We have an outstanding track record in regards to doing these services and in seeing the job all the way through to the end. Our team will make sure the safe is ultimately disposed of in the safest and most environmentally responsible way possible.

If you need help with safe disposal in Essex and want the assurances that come with working with a highly experienced team we are the company for you – get in touch!