Manage and control hazardous substances on your property with our expert asbestos survey in Darlington. At ACS, we provide a comprehensive range of surveys to suit your requirements. Whether you’re a commercial or industrial client, private property owner, land-lord or potential buyer, it’s crucial to have the right information. Studies show that although modern rules and regulations have ensured health and safety, there are still thousands of older buildings in the country that have asbestos and asbestos-containing materials. This material, once considered a wonder product, was used in thousands of construction materials in some form or other. Asbestos was used for its amazing properties of providing strength without adding weight, fire resistance, insulation, versatility, ease of use and transportation. In recent times, the health hazards of asbestos have become widely-known.
For property owners in Darlington, asbestos surveys help to identify the location, quantity, quality and condition of asbestos on your property. This is the basis of management and monitoring. Before 1976, the legal aspects of asbestos and asbestos containing materials were non-existent. However, today, it’s mandatory for buildings constructed before 1999 to comply with modern regulations. Asbestos was used in a variety of materials including paints, water-proofing, fire-resistant products, flooring, ceilings, and partitions. As long as the asbestos was intact and in good condition it posed no danger. However, with time and wear and tear, asbestos gets damaged and fine fibres begin to come loose. They enter the atmosphere and then our lungs, causing serious and life-threatening conditions. Many property owners fail to take this into consideration while carrying out repairs, renovations and refurbishment.
Asbestos surveys in Darlington are important because even while carrying out mundane tasks like hanging a picture or installing a shelf, you can damage asbestos in the walls. There are two main types of surveys: a management survey to locate and evaluate presence of asbestos-containing materials and a refurbishment/demolition survey to protect workers and occupants. For information concerning our asbestos surveys, contact ACS. We can provide you with detailed reports that help you stay in compliance with regulations, avoid legal liability and penalties and stay healthy and safe.