When you take into consideration that a vast number of buildings were built before asbestos was finally banned in Ireland, it is highly likely asbestos materials can be found in a location near you. If you were thinking of drilling into unidentified walls or going forward with any renovation works to an older building, it would be best to ensure your complete safety beforehand.
Though you may have suspicions about a building you are in, or while you may think it is completely safe, it is not possible to identify asbestos properly without conducting a survey and having appropriate samples collected. Asbestos surveys can identify if any construction materials used in buildings contain asbestos or not, and these evaluations are highly recommended in order to reduce your exposure and risk for any asbestos contamination.
Asbestos was commonly used in many different kinds of building materials both internally and externally, so a full site evaluation is the best course to take in order to guarantee that no threat exists. Since asbestos is a hazardous material, and exposure can cause serious or life-threatening problems, trained certified professionals should carry out your survey. This will ensure that all the potential asbestos on your property will be accurately identified, and that the appropriate measures are made to handle any issues or removal. In order to be sure your location is safe, contact our team at OHSS. We offer the most comprehensive evaluations and certified asbestos surveys. Our expertise and proper safety measures ensure that your building will be safe and secure.