Asbestos Found in Pre-Purchase Survey, Sydenham, London, SE26.

Asbestos cold water storage tank and probably further asbestos to pipework insulation (although no destructive tests carried out) surveyed in a residential loft space.

JFCS recommend its replacement with a unit of plastic construction, having a closed cover. It will be difficult to remove the old tank from the loft because the hatch is too small (as the original roof tiling was completed after the installation of the water services).

Funnily enough, ingested (swallowed) asbestos is not harmful per-se, but we would NOT recommend that you try doing this!