You will benefit from an asbestos survey in Bootle, particularly if you reside in a turn-of-the century home. The presence of asbestos in your home can cause significant health problems. It can damage your lungs causing pleural plaques, asbestosis and mesothelioma or lung cancer. Even though the use of asbestos in construction is now banned, its presence remains in construction materials of older buildings and homes.
In Bootle, an asbestos survey needs to be carried out by an accredited company. Asbestos Associated is one of the few accredited companies who is able to carry out a thorough survey. Asbestos Associated can conduct two types of surveys: Standard/Non Destructive and Pre-Refurbishment/Pre-Demolition. The previous surveys labeled 1, 2 & 3 have now been discontinued according to new UK regulations. In the Standard Sampling or Non Destructive Survey, a sample of materials that may contain asbestos is taken and sent for analysis to a UKAS accredited laboratory. This survey has significant weight in the industry and will provide the basis for devising an asbestos management plan. The second type of survey called Pre-Demolition or Pre-Refurbishment entails a thorough survey of any and all materials within the premises regardless of accessibility. This survey must be done before any demolition or destructive work is carried out so as to prevent the unnecessary spread of asbestos. After conducting either type of survey, a complete report of the team’s findings is provided to the client which also includes an assessment of potential hazards and recommendations for removing prior to carrying out any type of demolition work.
Once the asbestos survey in Bootle is completed, a register is compiled showing all locations containing asbestos including the type, extent, risk categories and condition. This will be made available to all persons and employees who may come into contact with your location. Apart from the survey, Asbestos Associated also specialises in asbestos removal and disposal. They are accredited members of the Environment Agency which allows them to pick up hazardous waste such as asbestos. If you are looking for an asbestos survey in Bootle, then contact Asbestos Associated today.