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Navigating the Asbestos Dangers in Bitumen: A Closer Look

Bitumen, commonly used in road construction and roofing, is a versatile material known for its durability and weather-resistant properties. However, in the past, asbestos was occasionally added to bitumen-based products for reinforcement and heat resistance. While the use of asbestos in bitumen has significantly diminished, some older structures or roadways may still contain this hazardous combination.

Our recent positive sample for a bitumen felt came from a roof of an industrial unit in Sunderland. If you are looking for asbestos surveyors in Sunderland, then please get in contact. Our friendly team will be happy to help and ensure that you have the best  solution.

Asbestos in bitumen poses a serious health risk when it deteriorates or undergoes repair or removal processes. Disturbing asbestos-laden bitumen can release harmful fibers into the air, leading to respiratory problems and long-term health issues.

It's essential to exercise caution when dealing with older bitumen materials and seek professional assessment if there's a suspicion of asbestos content. Prioritizing safety and informed decision-making ensures that projects involving bitumen are carried out responsibly, minimizing the potential health hazards associated with asbestos.

If you require an asbestos survey in Sunderland or asbestos surveyor in the North East our team our waiting to assist.

Contact us today!

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