Asbestos was a popular building material between the 1950s and the 1980s, due to its strength, ability to resist heat and sound absorption properties. However, it was soon discovered that the toxins within the fibres were extremely damaging to human health, causing lung cancer and mesothelioma. It is estimated that asbestos has been responsible for approximately 3500 deaths, a figure that is expected to rise over the next ten years. It is for these reasons that it is vital that any property owner that is concerned that there is asbestos present in their building, seeks a survey from an accredited specialist in the removal of asbestos South Wales area.
RJ Environmental Services Ltd are one such company that specialises in the removal of asbestos South Wales; they are ISO 9001 accredited and their employees are all knowledgeable of the best ways to handle asbestos in a safe manner. As providers of general building services for a number of years, they are well acquainted with building infrastructure.
There are two main stages that the company will follow when asked to survey a property. These are known in the trade as management surveys and demolition surveys.
Management asbestos surveys South Wales are required to monitor and manage the asbestos in a building whilst it is occupied. Demolition surveys are necessary when a building is to be demolished, refurbished or upgraded.
It is essential that a demolition and refurbishment survey takes place before any work is carried out on a property, so that asbestos risk can be assessed. One identified, the company can then have the asbestos safely removed.
For further information about the different types of asbestos and how to identify whether it may be present in your property, take a look at this asbestos South Wales specialist’s website. Alternatively, if you require a survey to be carried out in your property, contact a member of their team on their local telephone number.