Avanti Removal Services Provide Asbestos Surveying in Welwyn Garden City
Throughout most of the 20th century, asbestos was being used in buildings for thermal insulation. It was added to concrete, floor tiles, wall plaster, joint compounds and adhesives. The UK outlawed its use in 1999 but it’s going to take decades to safely remove its legacy in buildings across the length and breadth of the country.
Recently the City Council for Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire carried out an asbestos management survey on all the council’s garages and discovered that a proportion of them contained asbestos in their roof. Owners of garages that have been found to contain asbestos traces have been advised not to undertake any work that could disturb the asbestos, allowing the micro-fibres to become airborne.
Asbestos Surveying in Welwyn Garden City for Peace of Mind
Asbestos isn’t a threat if kept in a stable or inert state; it becomes dangerous when disturbed and airborne micro-fibres enter the atmosphere. If breathed in, these fibres can cause a long-term disease to the lungs, which is why it’s so important to know whether or not your premises contain asbestos. Avanti can provide HSE accredited third party consultants to carry out asbestos surveys for domestic and commercial clients in in Welwyn Garden City and surrounding areas. Typically, our customers are either looking to buy, renovate or demolish property built in the mid-twentieth century.
What is Asbestos Surveying?
Whether our HSE accredited consultants are carrying out a domestic asbestos survey, or a commercial asbestos survey, there are two types of asbestos survey available:
Asbestos Management Survey – this survey is designed for homes or business premises where there is no plan to disrupt the fabric of the building. Our surveyors will locate the presence of any Asbestos Containing Materials (ACMs) that could be disturbed through the normal wear and tear of everyday life. Should any disturbed asbestos be found, samples will be sent to our HSE accredited laboratory for testing.
Refurbishment and Demolition Asbestos Survey – this survey is a mandatory requirement where demolition or refurbishment works are planned. Our surveyors will access all parts of the building, including those which are difficult to access, in order to acquire samples for testing and analysis at our HSE accredited laboratories.
Avanti Removal Services provide comprehensive asbestos surveys, followed by four-stage clearance if necessary. If you have any concerns about asbestos in your property, or you are planning to refurbish, extend, or demolish your property, give us a call today.
If you’re after Asbestos Surveying in Welwyn Garden City, call Avanti on 0333 3355974 today. We have experience working with clients in Tewin, Lemsford, Hatfield, Panshanger, Woolmer Green and elsewhere.