Many properties all across the country have asbestos in the roofing, tiling and insulation. Because it was such a common construction material in the 1930s and had widespread use before the dangers were identified, it is still prevalent today. Asbestos does not pose a risk and is not a danger when it is in good condition. It is only hazardous if it becomes damaged or deteriorates. This is because harmful fibres are released into the environment which can cause lung cancer fatal respiratory diseases.
Because asbestos is only a danger when damaged, any property with asbestos must be assessed and surveyed. Asbestos surveying is used to identify the presence, quantity and risks of asbestos in a building. If you are considering asbestos removal, then an asbestos survey is mandatory and must be completed by asbestos surveying companies.
A professional surveyor will be able to accurately assess the situation. They can then determine if the asbestos requires removal or is safe to stay.
Do I Need Asbestos Surveying?
Yes, an asbestos survey is required and mandatory for any property. Here at Asbestos First, we offer Refurbishment and Demolition Asbestos Surveys and Management Asbestos Surveys. A Management Asbestos Survey is required for all non-domestic buildings or shared part of domestic buildings that were built before 2000.
Due to the hazardous nature of asbestos, all property owners have an obligation to have a survey completed. A Refurbishment and Demolition Asbestos Survey is required before any construction work is carried out. This is, so you know for sure that no asbestos is present before you begin the demolition work.
Our expert team can help you to understand if you require an asbestos survey and which type of survey is right for your property. We are specialists at asbestos surveying and can arrange a review for your property quickly and easily. To find out more, contact our team today.
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