An asbestos survey in St Helens will establish if you have asbestos on your property and where it is located. This is important information to have as asbestos left unmanaged is dangerous. An asbestos survey is the first step to complying with Health & Safety legislation. The survey will establish if you have asbestos on your property. This material was used freely up until the 1980s, but was not completely banned from total use within the construction industry until 1999. Most buildings built before the turn of the century are more than likely to have some form asbestos present. The common places it is found in the home includes the water tank, guttering and down pipes, ceiling tiles, bath panels, and toilet cisterns and seats, and textured coatings, to name but a few.
Asbestos insulating board is also common in a number of places within the home: around your boiler; behind the fire; behind the fuse box and in partition walls. A similar situation is found in industrial and commercial buildings. Additional places asbestos is common in these buildings is in partitioning, fire doors, and fire blankets.
In St Helens, an asbestos survey is one of the services offered by ACS. ACS is committed to educating businesses and home-owners on the dangers of asbestos. They take a holistic approach to asbestos management and will tailor a solution to suit every situation. With ACS you will only pay for the services you need, and their solution will be specific to your business or home requirements. The survey will establish if you have asbestos on your property. It will identify exactly where the asbestos is, and it will indicate the condition of the asbestos (required for Management surveys only). If asbestos is undamaged and left undisturbed it does not pose a danger. It is when it is damaged or needs to be moved, for example in a renovation, that tiny fibres can be released into the air, which in turn can be breathed in. The fibres lodge themselves deep in the lung tissue and this can ultimately result in fatal diseases.
If you suspect you have asbestos on your property, call ACS to undertake an asbestos survey in St Helens. They will ensure that you comply with legislation and, if you need to have the asbestos removed; ACS has the expertise and experience to do so. For more information regarding an asbestos survey, contact ACS.