Asbestos

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3. Asbestos in the home

If asbestos materials are in good condition and in a place where they are unlikely to be disturbed, they are often best left where they are because removal can lead to fibres being released in the air.

Check the condition of asbestos materials from time to time to ensure they have not become damaged or started to deteriorate.

If you are planning home improvements or maintenance and have asbestos in your home, always inform builders, maintenance workers or contractors before they start work.

Certain types of asbestos can be disposed of at the Recycling Centre in Newton Abbot.