Renovating and Converting Older Buildings – Potential Dangers
Renovating an older house for resale or for living in can be a very exciting process, from the location to the potential of the building to finally marketing the building for sale but there are some perhaps unseen dangers that must be considered. Whilst you can see a hole in the floor, a broken wall or damaged roof, it’s the things you can’t see that need careful inspection, one of these things being hidden asbestos. Previously widely used as a cheap and fire proof building material it has now, after medical research, been deemed a potentially dangerous material that can lead to an untimely death. If your survey does identify any asbestos in the building you need to get it removed and disposed of properly by experienced Bromley asbestos removal experts. These experts have the training, the accreditation and the safety gear to remove the asbestos quickly and efficiently. Do not try it yourself! Asbestos is still found in older buildings in fixtures and fittings (built or refurbished prior to the year 2000) such as:
- Water Tanks
- Toilet Seat and Cistern
- Textured Decorative Coatings
- Fire Blankets
The above list is just a snapshot of where asbestos might be found so it really does pay to call a specialist company to survey the building before you begin work.
Finding an Asbestos Removal Company
Finding an asbestos removal company is relatively easy, simply type your location + asbestos removal into a search engine or check a local online business directory and you should see a large list of local specialists.