Asbestos is a dangerous mineral that can cause serious health risks if inhaled. The material was frequently used in construction and insulation until the 1980s, and it can still be found in many homes and buildings in Hampshire and throughout the South East of England. If you're concerned that your home or workplace may contain asbestos, it's important to take steps to protect yourself and those around you. The good news is that there are affordable and reliable asbestos testing services available in Hampshire that can help you assess the presence and level of asbestos in your property. In this guide, we'll explore how you can test yourself for asbestos in Hampshire using our services at Affordable Asbestos Removal Hampshire.
Affordable Asbestos Removal Hampshire are an asbestos testing company based in Hampshire. We've been providing affordable and reliable asbestos testing services in Hampshire and throughout the South East of England for over ten years. Our team of skilled surveyors are accredited and specially trained to identify and assess the presence of asbestos in various materials, including ACMs (Asbestos Containing Materials). We use the latest technology and sampling techniques to ensure we provide accurate and efficient testing and analysis for our clients.
The simple answer is that asbestos can have serious health impacts. When asbestos fibers are disturbed, they become airborne and can be inhaled. These fibers can then become lodged in the lungs, leading to a range of respiratory diseases, including lung cancer, mesothelioma, and asbestosis. The danger of asbestos exposure is particularly high when the material is disturbed during construction work, renovations, or demolition. However, even if the asbestos-containing material is undisturbed and in good condition, it can still pose a risk, especially if it is damaged or deteriorating. Therefore, it is essential to identify and assess the presence of asbestos-containing materials in your property and take the necessary steps to remove or manage them, to protect your health and the health of those around you.
There are several ways to test for asbestos in your home or workplace. One of the most reliable methods is to hire an accredited asbestos testing company, such as Affordable Asbestos Removal Hampshire, to conduct a survey. Our experienced surveyors will inspect your property, identify suspected ACMs, and take samples for laboratory testing. We use specialized equipment to minimize the disturbance of any asbestos-containing materials and ensure the safety of everyone around. Our UKAS-accredited laboratory will analyze the samples using polarized light microscopy (PLM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). These methods allow us to detect even microscopic asbestos fibers and determine the level of asbestos present in the material.
We offer various asbestos testing and sampling services to our clients in Hampshire and throughout the South East of England. Our services include:
We provide two types of asbestos surveys:
Asbestos Management Survey: This type of survey is a non-intrusive inspection of your property. Our surveyor will assess the condition of the suspected ACMs and provide you with a report of their location, condition, and level of risk. This survey is ideal for identifying and managing any asbestos-containing materials that are not likely to be disturbed.
Asbestos Refurbishment or Demolition Survey: This survey is more intrusive and is required before any refurbishment or demolition work takes place. Our surveyor will inspect all areas of the property where the work is to be carried out, take samples of suspected ACMs, and provide a detailed report of their location, condition, and level of risk.
We offer three types of asbestos sampling services:
Bulk Sampling: Our surveyor will take a small sample of the suspected ACM using a specialized tool. The sample will be sealed and sent to our accredited laboratory for analysis.
Air Sampling: We use air sampling techniques to test the air for the presence of asbestos fibers. We use a specialized pump to collect a sample of air, and the sample is sent to our laboratory for analysis.
Water Sampling: We take samples of water from your property and test it for asbestos fibers.
The cost of asbestos testing varies depending on the type of survey or sampling required. At Affordable Asbestos Removal Hampshire, we offer competitive and affordable pricing for all our asbestos testing services. Our asbestos management survey starts from 200, while our asbestos refurbishment or demolition survey starts from 350. We charge a competitive price of 50 per sample for bulk sampling and air and water sampling. There may be an additional lab fee if laboratory analysis is required.
Testing for asbestos is not something you should attempt yourself. Asbestos testing requires specialized equipment and training, and it can be dangerous if not carried out correctly. Asbestos-containing materials should not be disturbed unless necessary, as this can release asbestos fibers into the air. Only skilled surveyors should handle and sample suspected ACMs. Attempting to cut, drill, or remove suspected ACMs on your own can lead to serious health risks and may even be illegal.
If you're concerned about the presence of asbestos in your home or workplace in Hampshire, don't hesitate to contact Affordable Asbestos Removal Hampshire. We offer reliable and affordable asbestos testing services and have a team of skilled surveyors accredited and specially trained to handle and sample suspected ACMs. We use the latest technology and sampling techniques to ensure our testing is accurate, efficient, and safe. Contact us today at 01962 458066 or email us at [email protected] to schedule your asbestos survey or sampling. Visit our website at affordable-asbestos-removal-hampshire.co.uk for more information about our asbestos testing services.