Asbestos Survey Wiltshire – A4 Asbestos
Asbestos is now commonly known as a substance that can cause very detrimental health effects, which can eventually take lives. It doesn’t take much exposure to start seeing negative health effects, and over a long period of time, it can be lethal. A common question we get at A4 is “Where am I going to find asbestos in my home?” This is a difficult answer to address since asbestos was banned in 1999; meaning asbestos is still abundant in properties that were built before 2000. If you are looking for a asbestos survey in Wiltshire then keep reading our informative post.
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Asbestos cement was still very common in construction products and was used widely in things like corrugated roofing sheets as well as roofing for garages and sheds. This corrugated roofing was the staple for commercial properties like warehouses, barns and industrial structures. It’s never safe to assume anything when it comes to finding out whether you have asbestos in your home or not since any disturbed or damaged asbestos can be damaging to your health.
Common sources of asbestos in domestic properties are the exterior downpipes as well as guttering as most of these were built from asbestos cement. Water tanks, air conditioning systems, boilers and ventilation systems also make the asbestos list as these were also built from asbestos cement pre-1999.
Asbestos can also be found in many-textured wall and ceiling coatings as Artex was a common technique/substance used for ceiling & wall finishes in houses built pre 1999. This coating is fairly dense so day-to-day damage to the substance is unlikely unless you are sanding the material.
Asbestos was also widely used in wall cladding used to build clad buildings, which were commonly built with asbestos roofs too. Any renovation worked done to these buildings may hide the fact that they do have asbestos in them, since these walls may be covered so it’s important you realise before any work is done to them as cutting, drilling or knocking down the walls will disturb the asbestos releasing the fibres into the air, creating a huge hazard for the workers on site as well as the residents of the property. If you suspect the presence of asbestos in your home then it’s best to have the suspect material surveyed & tested to be 100% sure. You can then make an informed decision on the removal of said asbestos, as such measures need to be carried out by a professional.
Asbestos is stable when undisturbed but if damaged, the fibres can be released into the air, which causes a worrying hazard as the fibres can then be inhaled causing a health hazard. The fibres will gradually cause mutations in your respiratory system, which can cause things like mesothelioma (cancer of the lung) which is incredibly damaging.
If you do suspect that you have asbestos in your home and want it removed to avoid any health complications in the future, you should contact a licensed asbestos removal expert (HSE Licensed) to have the asbestos removed. Experts like the team at A4 are able to survey, test and remove the asbestos clinically and efficiently, rendering your home free of all asbestos. If you are living in a property that was built before 2000 then it is likely that you have some form of asbestos in your home. Before any renovation or restoration work is done, it is important to spot asbestos and have it surveyed & tested before work is carried out.
Worried about asbestos in your home? Visit our page on Professional Asbestos Survey Wiltshire or call our team on 0117 259 1425 and book a survey today.