Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that was widely used in the construction industry for its durability and resistance to heat and fire. Unfortunately, it was later found to be highly toxic and carcinogenic, causing serious health problems like mesothelioma, lung cancer, and asbestosis.
Despite being banned in the UK in 1999, asbestos can still be found in many homes and buildings built before that time, especially those constructed in the 1960s and 1970s. Asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) can be found in insulation, roofing, flooring, ceiling tiles, and various other components. When these materials are damaged or disturbed, they can release asbestos fibres into the air, which can be inhaled and cause serious health problems.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) estimates that thousands of people die each year in the UK due to exposure to asbestos. It is therefore crucial to know if your home or workplace contains asbestos, and if so, to take the necessary precautions to minimize the risks.
At Affordable Asbestos Removal Hampshire, we are a specialist asbestos survey company based in Hampshire, South East England. We provide affordable and reliable asbestos surveys for residential and commercial premises, helping our clients identify any potential risks and take appropriate action to protect their health, safety, and property.
An asbestos survey is a thorough inspection of a building or property to identify any ACMs and assess their condition and risk of release. It involves taking samples of suspected materials and analyzing them in a laboratory to determine if they contain asbestos and at what level.
The purpose of an asbestos survey is to provide accurate information on the location, type, and condition of any ACMs, and to help the property owner or manager determine the most suitable course of action to manage or remove them safely.
There are two main types of asbestos surveys:
A management survey is a non-intrusive inspection of a building or property that is designed to identify any ACMs that may be present and assess their condition and risk. It is generally carried out on an ongoing basis to ensure that any ACMs remain in a safe condition and are monitored for any changes or damage.
A management survey does not involve any destructive or invasive work, and is usually sufficient for most domestic properties or commercial premises where the suspected ACMs are in good condition and unlikely to be disturbed. The survey will identify the location and condition of any ACMs, and provide a management plan to ensure their continued safety and monitoring.
A refurbishment/demolition survey is a more invasive and intrusive survey that is carried out when a property is being refurbished or demolished. It involves a comprehensive inspection of the entire building or property, and may involve destructive work to access areas that are not normally visible.
The purpose of a refurbishment/demolition survey is to identify any ACMs that may be hidden or inaccessible, and to determine the extent and type of asbestos-containing materials that will need to be removed before the refurbishment or demolition work can take place. This type of survey is mandatory under the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 for any building or property that is going to be refurbished or demolished.
At Affordable Asbestos Removal Hampshire, we have extensive experience in providing high-quality asbestos surveys for a wide range of properties and premises across Hampshire and the South East of England. Our team of qualified and experienced surveyors has the expertise and knowledge to identify any potential risks and provide practical and affordable solutions to manage or remove any ACMs that may be present.
We are committed to ensuring the health, safety, and wellbeing of our clients and their families or employees, and we take great care to minimize any disruption or inconvenience during the survey process. We use the latest technology and equipment to carry out our surveys quickly and accurately, and we provide detailed reports that are easy to understand and act upon.
Our services are affordable and transparent, and we offer free, no-obligation quotes for all our asbestos survey and removal work. We also offer a fast and efficient turnaround time for our reports, so you can get the information you need as quickly as possible.
If you own or manage a property or premises in Hampshire or the South East of England, it is essential that you have an asbestos survey carried out to identify any potential risks and take appropriate action to manage or remove any ACMs that may be present.
At Affordable Asbestos Removal Hampshire, we are a specialist asbestos survey company that offer affordable and reliable asbestos surveys for residential and commercial premises. We have the expertise and knowledge to identify any potential risks and provide practical and affordable solutions to manage or remove any ACMs that may be present.
To find out more about our services or to request a free, no-obligation quote, please contact us today at 01962 458066 or email us at [email protected]. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you to ensure the health, safety, and wellbeing of your property and its occupants.