You must assume that any asbestos is potentially lethal and handle it with extreme care. Always seek advice before removing asbestos.
Where asbestos is in good condition and not damaged, the safest option is to label the asbestos and take precautions to ensure that anyone likely to carry out any work in the vicinity is aware and takes appropriate safety precautions.
Where asbestos is discovered damaged you may need to have the asbestos removed. Asbestos Removal Contractors are licensed and qualified to remove damaged asbestos.
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