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Does artex contain Asbestos?

Asbestos, a hazardous material once widely used for its fire-resistant properties, is often found in artex, a textured coating commonly applied to ceilings and walls in homes built before the 1990s. Although artex itself isn't harmful, it frequently contains asbestos fibers, which pose significant health risks when disturbed. Inhalation of asbestos fibers can lead to severe lung conditions, including asbestosis, lung cancer, and mesothelioma, a rare but aggressive cancer.

Disturbance of artex during renovation, drilling, or sanding can release these dangerous fibers into the air, making it crucial to handle it with extreme care. Homeowners and renovators should avoid DIY removal and instead, consult professional asbestos removal experts who can safely manage and dispose of the material. Awareness and proper handling are vital to prevent asbestos exposure and protect health. Always prioritize safety and professional guidance when dealing with potential asbestos-containing materials.

If your property contains artex and you would like it testing or an asbestos survey contact Trident

Trident undertake asbestos testing in Sunderland and surrounding areas

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