Asbestos contamination.

Asbestos contamination surveyors offer a number of tests for surface contamination.

Thousands of chemicals and materials can be tested and quantified. The most popular tests include lead, metals, asbestos, fibres, dust, polymers, and oils.

Around 20 tradesman die each week as a result of past exposure. Asbestos still kills around 5000 workers each year, this is more than the number of people killed on the road.

asbestos contamination. Artex West End
Asbestos contamination.

The method used for dealing with asbestos in the home is dependent on where the asbestos is found.

Glasgow asbestos Testing will safely asses the condition of the area in question for asbestos contamination.

If asbestos-containing material, such as artex is currently in good condition and contained such that fibres cannot be released, then it may not be dangerous at this time.  However, a sample would be safely taken without disturbing the area and sent to the lab for certification.

In some cases, asbestos-containing materials may be repaired or isolated rather than removed. For example, small tears in pipe insulation may be repaired.

Asbestos contamination
Asbestos contamination

Asbestos material that is in good condition may be isolated from potential damage.When materials that contain asbestos are disturbed or damaged, fibres are released into the air.

When these fibres are inhaled they can cause serious diseases. These diseases will not affect you immediately, they often take a long time to develop, but once diagnosed, it is often too late to do anything.

It can take anywhere between 15-60 years for any symptoms to develop after exposure to asbestos, so these diseases will not affect you immediately but may do later in life.

You need to start protecting yourself against any exposure to asbestos now because the effect is accumulative.

This is why it is important that you protect yourself now from asbestos contamination.

Please get it tested.