If you own an older commercial property and are considering renovation or demolition, then you should consider having it inspected by an asbestos removal company. These services can help make the changes in your property safe for workers and future occupants.
Asbestos wasn’t completely banned in the production of building materials until 1999 in the United Kingdom so it is highly probable that there are asbestos-containing products on your property. To identify them and where they exist, an asbestos survey should be performed before any construction, renovations, or demolition is done on the property.
If asbestos is found, then the best asbestos removal services in Bromley should be hired to have it safely removed. Only certified personnel are allowed to remove asbestos because they know the proper techniques and precautions to take to safely remove and dispose of it. If asbestos is damaged, its particles can travel through the air and be breathed in by a worker or someone visiting the site, which could cause lung cancer.
Asbestos cannot be tossed in the rubbish bin to be taken away by a garbage service. Since it is considered a hazardous material, it needs to be properly disposed of by hazardous waste carriers or an asbestos removal service in a designated hazardous waste site. If asbestos or any other hazardous materials are improperly disposed of by you or a carrier, then the government can levy fines as a punitive measure.
Asbestos can be found in many building materials such as:
- Floor tiles
- Ceiling tiles
- Air ducts
- Pipe insulation
- Electrical wire insulation
While asbestos materials that are still in good condition do not need to be removed, if you plan to renovate, expand, or tear down a building, then you need to take precautions to safely dispose of them.