A FAMILY in Burton have been left frustrated in their attempts to discover whether they are living with asbestos.
Daniel Green said he had been trying to get the issue sorted at his Cross Street home for around six months and had become increasingly frustrated by the lack of progress by housing association Orbit.
Mr Green was made aware that he may have asbestos in his ceiling by a friend who is a builder, and, with his three-year-old daughter also living at the property, had become concerned it could be posing a risk to his family.
He said: “It was spotted about six months ago. A friend pointed it out and said we need to get it sorted.
“My daughter is three and I worry having her around it - it’s a killer.”
Orbit was keen to point out that there was no danger to the family as the ceiling containing the suspected asbestos hadn’t been disturbed.
The firm stressed that an appointment had now been arranged with the family in an attempt to find a solution.
Lee Steele, the firm’s head of operations, said: “A request for a repair was made on August 9. Unfortunately the contractor did not make contact with the family and we were unaware of this.
“Asbestos is a common building material in older properties. If it is present within the ceiling covering there is no danger to anyone unless the ceiling is damaged or disturbed.”