An asbestos survey in Walsall is the first step in managing any asbestos on your property. Asbestos was used extensively in building materials. The reason for this is that it had many positive qualities. It was a strong and durable additive and was added to concrete, asphalt, vinyl materials in roof shingles, pipes, siding, wallboard, floor tiles, joint compounds and adhesives. It also has heat-resistant qualities, and this made it the perfect thermal insulation. It is easy to understand why it was the miracle material of the building industry. However, when asbestos is damaged, ages or is disturbed and crumbles, it becomes a hazard. Fibres work loose and become airborne. These, in turn, can be inhaled, and can cause incurable disease and cancer.
If you are planning renovations to your older property in Walsall, an asbestos survey must first be completed. Not only is it a responsible safety procedure, it is a legal requirement. All older building, particularly those constructed before 2000, are likely to have asbestos-containing materials. While the building may be in good repair, the asbestos within may not, and if disturbed, can be the cause of ill health for those who come into contact with it. If you are planning to renovate your older building, it is prudent to contact a company that will conduct an asbestos survey to assist you with compliance and safety. At ACS, we offer comprehensive asbestos surveys. The purpose of the asbestos survey is to locate and assess the condition of any asbestos in your building. We offer the standard management survey, as well as a refurb/demolition survey. Both are designed to locate the presence of any asbestos, and asbestos-containing materials in a building.
An asbestos survey in Walsall is professionally completed by our expert team. If you need an asbestos survey, contact ACS today. We will determine what the most appropriate asbestos survey is needed for your building. We will also guide and advise you on any asbestos-related questions you may have. No matter what type of asbestos survey you will need for your building, you can rest assured that it conforms to the HSE’s HSG264 industry standard.