A regularly conducted asbestos survey in Swindon helps to locate and manage asbestos on your property if you have any. At ACS, we provide end-to-end solutions for identifying, locating, quantifying and managing asbestos in commercial and residential buildings and property. This is crucial given the hazardous nature of asbestos and the fact that it was a widely-used building material till well into the early part of the twentieth century. It was used extensively as a building material because of its strength, heat-resistance, fire-resistance and insulating properties. It was added to concrete, asphalt, and vinyl and used to manufacture roof tiles, pipes, sidings, false-ceilings, partitions, joint compounds and adhesives. Because of its thermal insulation properties, it was the material of choice for water-tanks. It was also used in acoustical plaster and could be sprayed onto ceilings and walls. However, as its hazards became better-known, it is now very important to identify, quantify and grade the quality of asbestos on your property.
Health hazards of asbestos exposure include respiratory problems, allergies, development of asthma, asbestiosis and mesothelioma or lung cancer. In Swindon, asbestos survey services are vital to protect the health of people who live and work in older buildings. If the asbestos is in good condition, it poses hardly any risk. But when it’s damaged, it begins to crumble into very fine fibres that enter our lungs and cause a range of problems. Another issue with asbestos presence in your building is when you’re getting renovations, refurbishments or other structural work done on the building. This can damage the asbestos present in the structure and cause exposure to the dangers. When buildings are being demolished, similar problems can occur. This is especially true of old factory buildings, sheds, industrial and manufacturing facilities where asbestos was extensively used.
At ACS, we provide asbestos surveys in Swindon based on your needs. For instance, if you need a management, refurbishment, demolition survey or complete removal, our experienced and expert technicians can provide a tailor-made solution. Contact us for more information about our available asbestos surveys. Surveys also help you maintain an asbestos register and remain in compliance with national and international regulations.