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Asbestos in your property – where is it lurking?

Any property built or refurbished before the year 2000 could potentially contain asbestos. The diagram below shows where asbestos could be hiding in your property (see below re copyright). An asbestos survey will help identify these potential health risks and recommend how to manage them safely. ACM surveys Ltd can help you find, record, monitor and manage asbestos safely and effectively in all properties (domestic and commercial).

House with areas containing asbestos highlighted in red. Those areas are detailed in the following list

  1. 1. Water Tank:
    Is usually made of asbestos cement and is often found in older houses (pre 1980).
  2. 2. Pipe Lagging:
    Asbestos insulation on pipes. Used to keep heat in or cold out. Often painted over or protected by outer coating so not obviously asbestos.
  3. 3. House Insulation:
    Loose asbestos can be found as insulation in wall and floor cavities and in lofts.
  4. 4. Textured coating (eg artex):
    Can be found throughout house on ceilings and sometimes walls.
  5. 5. Soffit Board (roof overhang):
    Sits behind fascia at eaves level. Board can be made from asbestos cement or asbestos insulating board.
  6. 6. Toilet cistern:
    Can contain asbestos-reinforced resin composite materials.
  7. 7. Wall Panelling:
    Asbestos can be found as external wall cladding and as internal wall panelling both particularly around windows.
  8. 8. Fuse box:
    Often found in hall or under stairs. Each fuse wire has an individual asbestos flash guard. Panel behind fuse box can be asbestos.
  9. 9. Heater Cupboard:
    the panels surrounding a domestic boiler often contains asbestos insulating board.
  10. 10. Floor tiles:
    Vinyl and thermoplastic floor tiles can contain asbestos. The tile backing may also contain asbestos paper.
  11. 11. Rainwater items:
    Roof gutters and down pipes can often be made of asbestos cement.

 

Contains public sector information published by the Health and Safety Executive and licensed under the Open Government Licence v1.0

Published Jun 08, 2011
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