Asbestos Testing in Bolton

Asbestos Testing in BoltonGet asbestos testing in Bolton done immediately if you believe there may be asbestos or asbestos-containing material on your premises. Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral. It is resistant to fire, heat, chemicals and is a non-conductor of electricity. These qualities made it very popular as a building material. It was used as a fire-prevention material, and insulation material in buildings. Walls, partitions, false-ceilings, fire-proof paint, water tanks, and floor tiles were made from asbestos. In cars, asbestos was used in friction creating parts like clutches and brakes. Asbestos was also a widely-used packing material. However, since the 1970s, the hazardous nature of asbestos has been understood.

By itself, asbestos is not harmful, but when the fibres get loose and become airborne, they enter the lungs. In Bolton, asbestos testing is done by qualified, trained companies like ACS. Exposure to asbestos causes a variety of respiratory illnesses, allergies and lung-cancers. Mesothelioma is a type of cancer that attacks the lining of lungs, stomach, and heart. It is known to be caused by exposure to asbestos. Another disease known as asbestosis is also extremely dangerous. Getting an asbestos survey done is important if you suspect the presence of asbestos on your property. You may be occupying an older building or a property where an old building once stood. Disposal of asbestos may not have been done properly. We can conduct a survey and carry out tests to confirm the location, quantity and condition of asbestos.

Asbestos testing in Bolton is mainly done on buildings constructed between 1920 and1989. Such buildings used asbestos extensively. These may be residential buildings or commercial ones. Contact ACS for asbestos testing. This should be done when you’re renovating, refurbishing or demolishing such buildings. Look for signs of disturbed asbestos in walls, pipes, insulation, tiles, and vinyl flooring. Some tell-tale signs are cracks, crumbling and dust, with loose fibres. Ensure that the testing company personnel are fully insured, qualified, trained and licensed according to current UKAS standards. Speak to us for a free quote and more information on our services.