If you're a homeowner or landlord in Hampshire, chances are you've heard of asbestos. This harmful substance was once a commonly used building material due to its strength and insulation properties. However, it's now known that asbestos exposure can cause a range of serious health problems, including lung cancer and mesothelioma.
Asbestos can be found in a variety of building materials, including insulation, floor tiles, roofing, and siding. If your property was built before the year 2000, there's a chance it contains asbestos. That's why an asbestos survey is an important step for anyone who owns or manages property in Hampshire.
An asbestos survey is a comprehensive inspection of your property to determine if there is any asbestos present. The survey will identify the type of asbestos, its location, and the condition of any materials that may contain asbestos.
There are two types of asbestos surveys: management surveys and refurbishment/demolition surveys. A management survey is designed to locate and assess asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) that are likely to be damaged or disturbed during normal occupancy of the premises. A refurbishment/demolition survey is required when a building, or part of a building, is due to be refurbished or demolished.
If you're planning any construction or refurbishment works in your property, an asbestos survey is a legal requirement. The duty to manage and control asbestos in non-domestic premises is governed by the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012, and failure to comply with these regulations can result in fines and criminal charges.
Even if you're not planning any works, it's still important to have an asbestos survey to ensure the safety of anyone who may come into contact with the building materials. Asbestos fibres are released into the air when ACMs are damaged or disturbed, and breathing in these fibres can cause serious health problems.
Asbestos can be found in a wide range of building materials, including:
If you're unsure whether a material contains asbestos, it's important to assume that it does and take appropriate precautions.
During an asbestos survey, a qualified surveyor will inspect your property and take samples of any materials suspected of containing asbestos. These samples will be analysed in a laboratory to determine the type and condition of the asbestos.
The surveyor will also assess the accessibility of any ACMs and the level of risk they pose. If any ACMs are found, the surveyor will provide recommendations on how to manage or remove them safely.
At Affordable Asbestos Removal Hampshire, we are a trusted company that provides comprehensive asbestos surveys in Hampshire and the South East of England. With over 20 years of experience in asbestos removal, we are experts in identifying and safely removing asbestos.
We understand that asbestos surveys can be costly, which is why we offer affordable pricing without compromising on quality. Our team of trained surveyors use the latest equipment to ensure accurate results and quick turnaround times.
To book an asbestos survey in Hampshire, contact us today on 01962 458066 or email us at [email protected]. You can also visit our website at affordable-asbestos-removal-hampshire.co.uk for more information on our services.
Don't take any chances when it comes to asbestos. Protect yourself, your family, and anyone who may come into contact with your property by booking an asbestos survey today.