The Royal wedding and the members of the Buckingham Palace from London in England, U.K., have been in the news till recently and the whole world had been hooked to the televisions to glimpse a view of the Royal family. This is the intriguing United Kingdom for most people. Try to visit London in the summers so that you can you can manage a visit to the elegant “Behind the scenes” palace life. A holiday in the United Kingdom is incomplete without a visit to the opulent, huge, sprawling, historically-rich Buckingham Palace. The United Kingdom consisting of Scotland, England, Wales and North Ireland, has huge buildings that are aged and still standing straight. Do these buildings contain asbestos?
More about asbestos:
Asbestos, a mineral that was called a magic mineral at one time got labelled as an integral part of some selective consumer goods and construction projects. With the passage of time, the danger caused by asbestos fibres came to the forefront, and these heat and electricity resistant fibres were looked on with disdain. The mineral was initially mixed with paper, cement, plastic, cloth, and other substances to increase tensile strength and insulation qualities of the new product but because of its high toxicity level, Asbestos became unpopular in the United Kingdom after 2000.
Qualities of asbestos:
Asbestos is highly durable and capable of resisting fire, heat and electricity. It was at one time used extensively in insulation and construction material for industries and commercial jobs.
Domestic asbestos survey:
Public buildings, schools and old homes still contain asbestos and when they age and crumble the asbestos fibres are let loose. A domestic asbestos survey has to be organised to calculate the number of old homes that have used asbestos during construction.
Asbestos testing in U.K.:
Asbestos can lead to major health complications in the lungs, heart, abdomen and other organs and thus asbestos testing in the UK is carried out extensively to assess the presence of asbestos in different products.
There may be some companies which still utilise asbestos in their manufacturing processes and thus it is important to carry out regular checks for it. Asbestos testing cost in UK is not very high and can be carried out by skilled specialists who have the equipment and knowledge to test your workplace, vehicles, home and school environment with proper equipment. Safety is the priority!
Unseen to the human eye asbestos fibres flit about in the air if they are jostled out of their “sleeping stage” during a demolition or break down of buildings. They quickly gain momentum and enter the lungs and cling tightly to the lung tissues refusing to get dislodged. The foreign particles prompt the body to give a red alert signal by getting inflamed and the immune system crashes.
Professionals can assess asbestos complications by studying colour coded arrows and pictures of asbestos in pinpoint suspect places with help of technical gadgets so that the purchase and sale of properties can be done sensibly. Asbestos refurbishment survey is carried out by a skilled surveyor who can make a decision about whether a building needs to be demolished and ensure that the equipment and labourers working at the site stay safe.