What Is Asbestos Surveying?
Midlands Asbestos Solutions Blog
by MAS
3w ago
Asbestos, once prized for its versatility, is now recognised as a hazardous material that demands careful management. Asbestos surveying is part of the management process and helps to identify asbestos containing materials and the risks associated with them. At Midlands Asbestos Solutions, we provide two types of asbestos surveys; Asbestos Management Survey and Asbestos Refurbishment / Demolition Survey. In this blog, we explore each survey in more detail as well as the importance and purpose of asbestos surveys. Let’s jump right in. What is the purpose of an Asbestos Survey? As part of the U ..read more
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What Does Asbestos Look Like?
Midlands Asbestos Solutions Blog
by MAS
3w ago
Asbestos, a naturally occurring mineral once widely used in construction for its heat-resistant properties, has been linked to serious health issues. Asbestos is notorious for being hidden in plain sight, making it crucial for homeowners and renovators to know how to identify it and what to do if they suspect asbestos. Let’s explore what asbestos looks like and three key tips on spotting it. Here are 3 tips on how to spot what Asbestos looks like 1. Texture Matters: Asbestos comes in various forms, but one commonality is its fibrous texture. If you encounter insulation or materials with a fl ..read more
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How long can Asbestos Stay in the Air?
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by fifteen
1y ago
Asbestos has a dangerous reputation and for good reason. When disturbed, asbestos fibres break loose and are released into the air. These fibres are tiny and invisible to the naked eye, roughly 10x smaller than the width of a human hair. Breakaway asbestos fibres can then be inhaled and cause damage to your respiratory system.  But how much asbestos is too much asbestos? This is a question many people carrying out home renovations or construction work will wonder. Ideally, none. The more you can reduce your exposure to asbestos the safer you will be. That’s where specialists like MAS com ..read more
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Do House Surveys Protect You from Asbestos?
Midlands Asbestos Solutions Blog
by fifteen
1y ago
House surveys are part of every house sale. Whether you’re buying a new build or a quaint country cottage, inspecting your property before you complete the deal is a must. House surveys vary in cost and detail with budget options covering the bare minimum while in-depth surveys look into the lifespan of walls, roofs and the like. Even with the most expensive house survey money can buy you’ll still be short the all-important asbestos survey. That’s where we come in.  House Surveys: Barebones to comprehensive cover So what is a house survey? A house survey is an inspection of a property’s ..read more
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What exactly is asbestos?
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by Midlands Asbestos Solutions
2y ago
Many people have heard stories about distinguishing asbestos and the dangers it presents. But so few people understand what exactly asbestos is. To help you understand what asbestos is, and why you need to know if your property has asbestos, we’re going to look at this material, its properties, and its potential risks.  What is asbestos? Asbestos is a silicate mineral that gets its name from the ancient Greek word meaning ‘inextinguishable, unquenchable or inconsumable’. It has been used in construction throughout history for its non-flammable and durable nature. However, the fibrous and ..read more
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How to know if your home has asbestos?
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by Midlands Asbestos Solutions
2y ago
Asbestos is a concern for home/property owners of all types of building; from older residential homes to factories, storage buildings, and commercial spaces, knowing what to do if you suspect you have asbestos is key to your safety. First, and foremost, we recommend that you always consult a professional asbestos removal expert such as ourselves. Make sure to read reviews and ask for accreditations such as safe contractor, ARCA, or similar before commissioning any work on your property. With that said, there are two major warning signs to look out for to help you better understand whether asbe ..read more
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What are the Properties of Asbestos
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by Midlands Asbestos Solutions
2y ago
Asbestos is a material that has been used in the construction and automotive industry for decades. The name asbestos comes from the ancient Greek word meaning “inextinguishable, unquenchable or inconsumable’ and these traits have been revered going back as far as 400BC. These traits are what made the substance so popular in construction as it is non-flammable even at high temperatures while at the same time being incredibly durable and easy to work with. Asbestos is the general name for several different types of fibrous silicate minerals, with the most common forms being chrysolite, amosite ..read more
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Asbestos regulations for your commercial property
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by Midlands Asbestos Solutions
2y ago
Asbestos is responsible for around 2,500 deaths a year in the UK alone. Older buildings and buildings in poor states of repair are the most at risk to this invisible danger. If you own, lease, or even manage a commercial property it’s important to understand the requirements of asbestos regulation and who is responsible for ensuring the safety of you, your team, and any visitors to your property.   Who is responsible? According to the government; “If you’re the landlord, tenant or managing agent of a commercial property you may be responsible for managing asbestos unless your contrac ..read more
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Complete Asbestos Risk Assessment
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by Midlands Asbestos Solutions
2y ago
Midlands Asbestos Solutions (MAS) are leaders in asbestos surveying, removal, encapsulation, waste removal, asbestos risk assessment, and testing among many other services. Working with asbestos requires strict adherence to safety and procedure. At MAS we are committed to identifying risks, deciding on a plan of action, implementing our action plan, and reviewing all work completed.  The HSE has brief guidelines on what you should do before disturbing asbestos from competency to what you should do during a risk assessment. Here’s how we maintain safety, assess risk, and carry out all our ..read more
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MAS Ltd Case Study – Domestic Residence, Buxton
Midlands Asbestos Solutions Blog
by Midlands Asbestos Solutions
3y ago
We received an enquiry from a domestic client who had recently purchased a property in Buxton, Derbyshire and the property had textured coatings attached to the ceiling in all rooms throughout the property (c. 120m2).  The Brief Textured coatings were widely used in the UK throughout the 70s and 80s with asbestos added to the coating to improve strength. Adding asbestos to textured coatings was banned in 1999 meaning that properties, commercial and domestic, built before 1999 with textured materials may have asbestos. We initially went through the process of removal to gauge the best act ..read more
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