Why is asbestos so dangerous?
One would be sorely mistaken to believe that with the end of 1980s, asbestos has been removed from the UK for good. It is only partially true as the buildings erected after this date indeed do not have any traces of this material. However, the older buildings are very often overlooked in the statistics and these can be the real repositories of that substance. Years ago the construction industry used this substance in flooring, insulation and other crucial (and often hidden) parts of buildings. The question is, though: how can one be sure that this noxious asbestos has not been extracted from his or her property? If you live in Soho, the answer is simple – hire Blue A Limited and let them take care of it.
What is an asbestos survey?
Currently, there are still thousands of buildings all over the UK which have not had this issue properly resolved. That means that asbestos still resides, for example, in walls and will be a deadly threat once it is disturbed and becomes airborne. One of the primary reasons for concern in that matter is the age of the building. Any constructions erected prior to 1985 have probably been erected in the peak era of asbestos. In such cases, there are a lot of places that could be particularly dangerous and, often, hidden from view. Because of these particular features, it is necessary to hire a team of professionals who will be able to put their expertise to work and pass a professional judgement on the state of your dwelling.
Can’t I just do it myself?
One shall not attempt removing this material without professional help for a couple of reasons: first of all, when handled without necessary care, asbestos can crumple and become a fatal risk. Moreover, identifying this material without professional gear is next to impossible as different kinds of this material can come in different forms and sizes. That is the reason why asbestos should be properly tested and only after it is done, appropriate actions should be taken to remove that problem once and for all.