An asbestos survey in Lymm is a legal requirement if you are planning on any work for your old building. The use of asbestos in building materials was extensive. This is because asbestos added valuable properties to the building materials. These include strength, and heat and chemical resistance. It was also easily accessible and affordable. In fact, asbestos was added to many materials and, as such, can be found in many parts of a building today. Asbestos is present inside and outside a building. It can be found in insulation, flooring and ceiling tiles, cisterns. However, it is also found in roof sheeting, gutters, fascias and more. If your building was constructed before 2000, it more than likely has asbestos-containing materials.
After years of use in the construction trade, it was discovered that exposure to asbestos fibres can be lethal. Thus, in Lymm, an asbestos survey helps to identify where any asbestos is, what its condition is and how much of it there is. Asbestos is a mineral and, by itself, is not dangerous. However, as it ages or is damaged, it releases microscopic fibres into the air. The fibres are tiny and cannot be seen without magnification. Should someone be in the vicinity and inhale or swallow the asbestos fibres, he is at risk of developing deadly diseases and cancers. Asbestos fibres are sharp, and strong. They lodge into the lining of the lungs, subsequently causing illness.
An asbestos survey in Lymm can ensure that your building is safe for occupation. The use of asbestos is banned. However, because of its extensive use in the past, it is still present in a large number of buildings. An asbestos survey can help save lives by identifying the risk of exposure. As such, a management plan can be put in place, using the information from the survey. If your building needs an asbestos survey, contact Asbestos Associated. We understand the dangers that asbestos-containing materials pose. Our team of experts will ensure a thorough and professional asbestos survey. In addition, our surveys can assist in preparing a comprehensive management plan.