Identifying Asbestos in South Wales Properties
It may be the case that if you work in a building that was constructed prior to the year 2000 there may be a harmful substance lurking within, namely asbestos. Found in many areas of a construction including ceiling tiles, pipe insulation and spray-on coatings due to its insulating character, asbestos South Wales can cause numerous serious illnesses, including lung cancer. Surveying of a site and subsequent rapid removal is essential to preventing the worse happening to the occupants of a property.
Asbestos was widely used in construction thanks to its insulating properties, effective fire protection and corrosion protection. Unfortunately, it is also widely known to be a hidden killer. It is responsible for diseases that are slow-burning in nature but often devastating as a result: for instance, Mesothelioma is a cancerous illness that affects the lining of the lungs, and can be fatal. A significant number of reported cases are caused by asbestos exposure. As well as this, Asbestosis is another related disease that causes scarring of the lungs following exposure to asbestos over a significant period of time.
It is the breathing in of asbestos fibres that cause these illnesses, with continued exposure increasing the number of fibres present in the lungs. Naturally then, identifying asbestos and its immediate removal is crucial to a person’s wellbeing.
Asbestos removal firms, such as RJ Environmental Services, utilise specialist skills and equipment to safely remove the harmful substance, through a technique known as Encapsulation. This encases asbestos in a protective material that prevents the fibres coming into contact with building users.
As fully approved asbestos removal contractors, RJES adhere to the exacting health and safety regulations that govern the industry. They are also ISO 9001 accredited, as all asbestos South Wales extraction and containment specialists should be. This is the internationally recognised standard for quality management, so in contracting affiliates of this benchmark clients are assured peace of mind as to the standards on offer.