Asbestos services in Southend, Chelmsford & Nationwide
From our home base in Thurrock, Clarity ECL provides essential asbestos survey and testing services to customers across the country. We cover the South East – including Basildon, Cambridge, Chelmsford, Clacton, Ipswich, London, Luton, Milton Keynes, and Southend – and those further afield. Whatever your concerns might be regarding asbestos in your property, we are here to keep you safe.
What is asbestos?
Asbestos refers to several different minerals formed from microscopic fibres. Before we fully understood the health concerns, asbestos was a popular construction material for years. From 2000, the material has been banned from use in the construction industry. However, many pre-21st century homes and offices still contain considerable quantities of asbestos.
Why is asbestos a hazardous material?
In its construction industry form – that is, blocks of solid material – asbestos poses very little risk. As these materials deteriorate and break down, they can release fibres into the air. These microscopic fibres are drawn into the lungs, where they can cause several asbestos-related diseases. These include non-malignant pleural disease, asbestosis, asbestos-related lung cancer, and mesothelioma.
What are the symptoms of asbestos-related disease?
Asbestos-related diseases all affect the lungs. Therefore, common symptoms include shortness of breath, and an increase and thickening of fluid in the lungs. Victims also suffer from a persistent cough, general lethargy and fatigue, and a pain in the chest or shoulders. Like many respiratory diseases, all of these are potentially fatal.
What should I do if I have asbestos in my property?
If you suspect or know that there is asbestos within your property, is no reason to panic. It was a common building material and, whilst intact, poses very little risk. It is only if the asbestos starts to deteriorate or is routinely damaged that fibres are released into the air. Should this happen, contact Clarity ECL who’s qualified asbestos consultants will help you manage your asbestos.
What can Clarity ECL do for me?
Our team of asbestos surveyors and asbestos testing surveyors bring decades of experience to every job. We ensure that every member of our team is fully-equipped and properly trained to handle the task in question. In this way, we know our team can deal with your asbestos concerns safely.