Asbestos is a group of minerals that were commonly used for their heat-resistant properties in building materials such as insulation, flooring, and roofing. However, exposure to asbestos fibers can cause serious health issues, including lung cancer, mesothelioma, and asbestosis. As a result, asbestos has been banned in the UK since 1999.
If you are buying or managing a property in Hampshire or the surrounding areas, it is crucial that you have a house survey test done to identify any presence of asbestos. This is where Affordable Asbestos Removal Hampshire comes in. We are a UKAS accredited asbestos survey company in Hampshire, providing surveys, reports, and asbestos management plans to ensure the safety of your property and its occupants.
An asbestos survey is a comprehensive inspection of a property to locate any asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) that may be present. During the survey, our team of experts will take samples of any suspected ACMs and send them to a UKAS-accredited laboratory for analysis. The analysis will determine if the material contains asbestos and whether it poses a risk to human health.
Asbestos is a hazardous material that can cause serious health issues if disturbed or damaged. If you are buying or managing a property, it is important to identify any presence of asbestos so that you can take the necessary precautions to keep yourself and others safe. This includes:
Developing an asbestos management plan: If asbestos is present in your property, you need to develop an asbestos management plan to ensure that it is managed safely and does not pose a risk to human health. This includes labeling asbestos-containing materials, monitoring their condition, and scheduling regular inspections to ensure that the materials are not damaged or disturbed.
Protecting yourself and others: If you are planning to renovate or demolish a property, you need to identify any presence of asbestos so that you can take the necessary precautions to protect yourself and others from exposure. This includes using protective clothing and equipment, sealing off the area, and hiring a licensed contractor to remove the asbestos safely.
Meeting legal obligations: If you are a landlord or building owner, you have a legal obligation to ensure that your property is safe for occupants. Failure to comply with these regulations can result in legal action and hefty fines.
There are two main types of asbestos surveys: management surveys and refurbishment/demolition surveys.
A management survey is a non-intrusive survey that is designed to identify any presence of asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) that could be damaged or disturbed during normal occupancy of a building. A management survey will provide information on the location, amount, and condition of any ACMs, and will develop an asbestos management plan to ensure that the materials are managed safely.
A refurbishment or demolition survey is a more intrusive survey that is required before any renovation or demolition work is carried out. This survey will identify any presence of ACMs that could be damaged or disturbed during the work and will provide recommendations for their safe removal.
After the survey has been completed, we will provide a detailed report that includes information on the location, type, and condition of any ACMs that were found. This report will also include recommendations for managing or removing any ACMs that pose a risk to human health. Additionally, the report will include:
If asbestos is found in your property, the first thing to do is to ensure that it is not damaged or disturbed. If the asbestos is in good condition and is unlikely to be damaged or disturbed, it can be left in place and managed in accordance with your asbestos management plan.
If the asbestos is damaged or likely to be disturbed, it will need to be removed by a licensed asbestos removal contractor. Affordable Asbestos Removal Hampshire can provide a competitive quote for the safe and legal removal of any asbestos from your property.
Affordable Asbestos Removal Hampshire is a UKAS accredited asbestos survey company in Hampshire, providing surveys, reports, and asbestos management plans to ensure the safety of your property and its occupants. We offer competitive prices and excellent customer service. Contact us today on 01962 458066 or email [email protected] to book your asbestos survey.