Asbestos

Contained within City West’s housing stock there are certain properties that contain asbestos.

However, even if there is asbestos in your home, it is usually NOT a serious problem.

If you think you have asbestos in your home:

  • don’t panic, it is usually only a problem if it gets disturbed or damaged
  • don’t disturb any damaged area or product that might contain asbestos
  • don’t carry out any DIY.
  • don’t sand, drill, saw or strip any area that might contain asbestos
  • don’t dust, sweep or vacuum dirt or debris that might contain asbestos
  • don’t remove any material that you think contains asbestos
  • don’t remove any material that you think contains asbestos

It is vitally important for your safety and those living in your home that, before you carry out any alterations or improvements to your home, you seek permission from City West. We have an asbestos register, so we can check our records first to see if there is any likelihood of asbestos containing materials in your home.

Where is it normally found?

Asbestos fibres have been added to a range of products and materials, commonly used in the construction of houses and buildings since the early 1900’s. If you find damaged asbestos in your home, let us know immediately.

If you don’t know whether something contains asbestos, contact us and we will check our register.

If we haven’t got a record, we can arrange to have the material inspected by trained personnel, have it analysed and/or carry out a risk assessment.

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