Asbestos is an incredibly dangerous substance, and if you are the owner of a building it is important that you know about the dangers that it poses to any person who inhales asbestos fibres. Whether you own a domestic or commercial property, if you feel there could be asbestos present in the building, it is important to contact a licensed asbestos management company, such as Artisan Surveyors, immediately.
Having been heavily used within construction for many decades, asbestos was finally banned in all forms in the UK in 1999. The problem is, that it was used extensively prior to that, meaning that it is still present in a high proportion of buildings. If a building is to be demolished or worked on in any way, this could lead to asbestos exposure.
You should get an asbestos survey if you are planning on refurbishing or renovating a property that was built before the asbestos ban was brought in in 1999. All it takes is for materials containing asbestos to be disturbed once, for asbestos fibres to enter the air. Any person who inhales asbestos fibres is at risk of asbestosis, mesothelioma, and other asbestos-related illnesses.
If you are worried that asbestos could be present in a building you own, and you think people who use the building could be exposed to asbestos fibres, immediately contact Artisan Surveyors. We can conduct an extensive asbestos survey, locating all asbestos present, and repairing or safely removing it where required. Contact us today on 02380 982 598 or email@example.com.