Asbestos in Liverpool may be found in many homes in different forms depending upon their age. Renovations or demolition of buildings can only be done after a risk assessment to check the location, quantity and condition of any asbestos or asbestos-containing materials in the building. Asbestos was used in building materials for a number of reasons. It was cheap, durable, flexible and naturally acted as an insulating and fireproofing agent. Asbestos-containing cement was used in building materials because the fibers provided strength without adding much weight. Its insulating and fire-resistant properties also made the mineral an ideal substance to add to cement. Flooring, ceiling and roofing tiles were commonly made with asbestos.
For buildings constructed pre-1980 in Liverpool, asbestos containing materials were likely used in the building construction. While asbestos itself is not harmful, it is when the asbestos is disturbed, and release tiny fibres that are then inhaled, that it becomes dangerous. Exposure to asbestos can lead to fatal diseases such as Mesothelioma, lung cancer and Asbestosis. While use of the material in construction was banned, it is still permissible to use asbestos containing materials as long as it accounts for less than 1 percent of the product.
If you have an older building and are concerned about the presence of asbestos in Liverpool, it is advisable to have a survey done as soon as possible. This is important if you are planning on demolishing, or having renovations done to your building. Contact Asbestos Associated today for advice on the most appropriate steps to take. We are specialists in the safe removal and disposal of asbestos. We can provide a complete HSE licensed asbestos removal service, as well as general advice, management survey for your building, pre demolition/refurbishment survey and sample analysis. Each member of our team is committed to their own safety and to the safety of their colleagues and the public. All work that we complete is done with complete professionalism and in accordance to industry and Health and Safety standards.