Asbestos testing in Preston before any refurbishment or demolition takes place is a legal requirement. If you are considering refurbishing an older building, it would be prudent to contact a reputable company for asbestos testing before beginning with the project. Between the 1900s and the mid-1970s, asbestos was used in building materials and insulation products. While it was regularly used as a building material, it was later discovered to have negative effects on the health of the people working with or near it. Once it was determined that serious diseases like mesothelioma were caused by asbestos exposure, legislation about asbestos use was introduced.
For the planned refurbishment of your building in Preston, asbestos testing needs to be carried out prior to any works commencing. Asbestos is dangerous because it splits into very fine dust particles/fibres when it is disturbed. These can be inhaled. The microscopic fibres can lodge in the deeper parts of the lungs. Inhaling high levels of asbestos fibres over a long period of time can result in diseases such as asbestosis, lung cancers and mesothelioma. There is no cure for asbestos-related diseases.
Asbestos testing in Preston can determine whether this dangerous mineral is lurking within your building’s walls. Contact ACS if you suspect that your building has asbestos-containing materials and will require asbestos testing. If you suspect that your building does have asbestos-containing materials present, there is little cause for immediate concern. The asbestos containing materials do not lead to any dangerous health effects unless they are disturbed or damaged in some way. However, if you’ve found any damaged building areas, it’s advisable to get your building inspected. ACS can assist you with this, they will ensure that your building complies with the health and safety laws concerning asbestos. They will expertly manage the entire project, from the initial audit to maintenance plans and removal and remediation. As they are established members of the ACAD, all their work complies with the HSG264 guidance notes as issued by the HSE.