According to new legislation, building projects are required to undergo soil asbestos testing in Huyton. Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that is known for increasing strength, which is why it was frequently added to building materials during construction. Asbestos was also frequently used in making materials fire-proof and providing insulation. What was left unexplored were the health implications when exposed to asbestos. Today, it has become well known that exposure to asbestos, especially inhaled, causes significant health issues. The problem is that when asbestos fibres ages, they loosen and break apart. Asbestos fibres may mix together with oxygen and move around in the atmosphere. These fibres are invisible to the naked eye and can be easily inhaled, leading to significant health issues and even death. These fibres enter the lungs and create lesions, which lead to tissue scarring, also called mesothelioma.
In Huyton, asbestos testing on building projects is required by new legislation, especially when work is being conducted on older buildings. Fibre Safe has more than a decade of experience providing solutions to residential and commercial clients about asbestos removal and management. If you suspect the presence of asbestos, start by giving Fibre Safe a call. A team member will visit the site and do a visual inspection for obvious indications of asbestos. The individual will conduct a thorough inspection of the pipe work, tiles, walls, flooring materials as well as the insulation. If nothing is visually apparent, he or she may also remove samples and taken them for laboratory tests which will provide a definitive answer to whether asbestos is present or not. All testing is conducted in a UKAS approved laboratory. If the results are positive, a team member from Fibre Safe can help you manage asbestos in your establishment. This may include safely removing asbestos from the premises, running clean air tests and risk assessment.
If you are thinking about converting an old building, new legislation requires you to conduct thorough asbestos testing in Huyton. Fibre Safe are asbestos specialists who will work with you to rectify the problem.