Can I Remove Asbestos Myself?

can i remove asbestos myself

You’ve just moved into your new place and started the renovations, then. Uh oh, you’ve found what you think is asbestos.

Despite the fact that asbestos was banned from use in the UK in 1999. It is still very common to find it within your home. Therefore, you may be asking yourself can I remove asbestos myself?

What do you do?

The law says that if you find asbestos in your own home you can remove it yourself.


Removing asbestos is arguably the most dangerous time to be in contact with the material. This is because asbestos becomes dangerous when it is disturbed. The disturbance causes the fibres in the material to be released into the air. They can then be breathed into the lungs.

So, Can I Remove Asbestos Myself Safely?

The average person who has no experience in working with asbestos can inadvertently cause fibres to be released into the air. This can be extremely dangerous for you but also for anyone who is the vicinity for a significant period of time afterwards. Breathing in asbestos fibres causes serious health problems such as mesothelioma, which led to its ban in 1999.

If you do decide to remove asbestos yourself you will still need to contact your local council. They will inform you what you need to do to remove the substance safely, and where to dispose of it. Asbestos must be removed and disposed of using specialist equipment in order for it to be removed safely.

Better Safe Than Sorry.

The safest and most advisable way to remove asbestos is to get in touch with a licensed expert. Choose one with experience in testing and removing asbestos.

An expert will be able to help and advise you on the best way to remove the asbestos. A professional asbestos company will manage asbestos surveying, testing, encapsulation and removal.

The Right Person For The Job.

At WeldLag we have a team of highly qualified, experienced specialists who are fully trained in all of the required qualifications. We will survey your home to identify if there is asbestos present. If it is identified, we ensure that it is safely encapsulated. Removed and disposed of in full compliance with the health and safety and asbestos regulations.

We have worked with many homeowners as well as clients from the public sectors. Ranging from schools and hospitals to manufacturers and nuclear and offshore installations.

Contact Us

When it comes to asbestos removal, no job is too big or too small – we take the same professional approach with all of our clients.

If you think you’ve found asbestos in your home, the safest option is always to contact an expert.

You can talk to our friendly team on 01772 981239 or email us at

Whilst asbestos is present, there is always a risk.