The 20th Century saw the widespread use of asbestos due to its resistance to heat and its ability to insulate electricity. However, despite the suitability of asbestos in fire-retardant coatings, concrete, pipes as well as flooring, roofing and even lawn furniture, it was discovered in the late twentieth century that exposure to asbestos can cause, amongst other ailments, various forms of cancer such as lung cancer and Mesothelioma.
However, there are a large number of experienced businesses which can offer a wide range of asbestos services , such as asbestos surveys and asbestos removal . These firms offer a professional service for a wide range of customers, ranging from the public sector (such as hospitals), sector such as (engineering firms) and of course houses in the residential sector.
There are two forms of asbestos surveys that such firms can carry out: Management Surveys are conducted in order to locate and manage asbestos materials. However, in an unoccupied area which is about to undergo demolition or refurbishment, it is important that a Destructive or Refurbishment Survey is conducted.
If, following a survey, it is decided that the asbestos must be removed; such firms will conduct a rigorous planning strategy to ensure that the asbestos can be removed as safely as possible. The planning of such a venture is crucial to its success, ensuring that the general health and safety of all involved is protected as well as guaranteeing that the venture complies with all current regulations and laws.
It is also important that during the disposal of asbestos, the environment, as well as the humans coming into contact with the substance, is also protected. In accordance with the environmental requirements, asbestos disposal firms implement several policies such as minimising the production of material and energy wastage, reducing pollution to air, water and land, and even training employees in environmental issues.