An asbestos survey in Pontefract is essential if you are considering renovations to your building. It is a requirement of law for any building older than a certain age. Most older buildings contain some form of asbestos-containing material. This is because asbestos was considered an essential additive to building materials for the many beneficial properties it has. Buildings erected prior to the year 2000 are likely to have asbestos present. While asbestos is an excellent building material additive, with insulation, fire retardant, strength and a number of other properties, it was discovered that long-term exposure to asbestos resulted in incurable diseases.
As a result of the finding, the use of asbestos in building materials was banned. In Pontefract, an asbestos survey can be conducted to ensure your building is safe for its inhabitants. Asbestos itself is not dangerous. However, it is when it is disturbed that it becomes a problem. When it is disturbed, tiny fibres are released and become airborne. These fibres, smaller than what the naked eye can see, are inhaled and can become lodged in the lining of the lungs, and stomach. This in turn will cause disease such asbestosis, mesothelioma and lung cancer. Ann asbestos survey will determine the amount of asbestos-containing material on your property, the extent of its damage and a plan for managing its presence can be formulated. Our experts have many years of experience and are highly qualified in recognising and dealing with asbestos. An asbestos survey is the first step in ensuring your property is safe for those who live or work within.
For a professional asbestos survey in Pontefract, contact ACS. A site visit can be scheduled and our team of experts can conduct an asbestos survey. The most popular and most often requested survey is the management survey. This survey will locate the presence and extent of any suspected asbestos containing materials in your building that are likely to be damaged or disturbed during normal occupancy, and to assess its condition. Our surveyors will inform you at every stage of the survey so that you will comply with current legislation.