Are you concerned that your ceilings may contain asbestos? Asbestos was once widely used in construction and can still be found in homes and buildings built before the late 1990s. Asbestos-containing materials were commonly used in textured coatings, such as Artex. If your home or building in Hampshire has Artex ceilings, it's important to have them tested for asbestos by a professional asbestos testing company, like us at Affordable Asbestos Removal Hampshire.
Affordable Asbestos Removal Hampshire is a professional asbestos testing and removal company based in Hampshire. We have years of experience in identifying and removing asbestos from homes and buildings throughout the UK. We are committed to providing affordable and reliable asbestos testing and removal services to our clients in Hampshire and the South East of England.
Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that was once widely used in construction due to its strength, heat resistance, and insulating properties. However, it was later discovered that asbestos can be extremely hazardous to health, causing a variety of cancers and lung diseases, including mesothelioma and asbestosis.
The use of asbestos has been banned in the UK since 1999, but any buildings constructed before this date may still contain asbestos. Asbestos-containing materials were often used in textured coatings, such as Artex, which was popular in the 1970s and 80s.
Artex is a textured coating that was commonly used on ceilings and walls in the UK during the 1970s and 80s. It was a popular way to add texture and interest to otherwise plain surfaces. Artex was often used to cover up imperfections in older ceilings and walls.
Artex was typically applied by hand using a spatula or trowel, giving it a distinctive pattern of peaks and troughs. The texture of Artex was created by adding sand or other materials to the mixture. However, some Artex coatings also contained asbestos fibres.
If your Artex coating contains asbestos fibres, it can be highly dangerous. Asbestos fibres are tiny and invisible to the naked eye, but when they become airborne, they can be inhaled into the lungs. Once inside the lungs, asbestos fibres can cause various lung diseases and cancers.
As long as the Artex coating is in good condition and not disturbed, it is relatively safe. However, if the coating is damaged, or you are planning to remove it, it is essential to have it tested for asbestos before proceeding.
At Affordable Asbestos Removal Hampshire, we offer professional asbestos testing services to determine if your Artex coating contains asbestos. We use a variety of testing methods, including visual inspection, laboratory analysis, and air sampling.
Visual Inspection - Our asbestos experts will carefully examine your Artex coating for any signs of asbestos. They will look for any visible fibres or other materials that may indicate the presence of asbestos. If our experts suspect that your Artex coating contains asbestos, they will take a sample for laboratory analysis.
Laboratory Analysis - We have access to state-of-the-art laboratories that can analyse samples for asbestos fibres. Our experts will take a small sample of your Artex coating and send it to the laboratory for analysis. The laboratory will use a variety of testing methods, including polarised light microscopy (PLM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM), to detect any asbestos fibres.
Air Sampling - If we suspect that your Artex coating contains asbestos, we may also carry out air sampling to determine the level of asbestos fibres in the air. We use state-of-the-art equipment to take air samples and analyse them for asbestos fibres. This will help us determine the level of risk and whether any remedial action is required.
At Affordable Asbestos Removal Hampshire, we are committed to providing affordable and reliable asbestos testing services to our clients in Hampshire and the South East of England. We have years of experience in identifying and removing asbestos from homes and buildings.
Our team of asbestos experts are fully trained and certified to carry out asbestos testing and removal. We use state-of-the-art equipment and testing methods to ensure accurate results and a quick turnaround.
We are fully insured and comply with all UK asbestos regulations, including the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012. We take health and safety seriously and always put the safety of our clients and staff first.
If you are concerned that your Artex coating in Hampshire may contain asbestos, contact us at Affordable Asbestos Removal Hampshire. Our friendly and knowledgeable team will be happy to answer any questions you may have and arrange a site visit to determine if your Artex coating contains asbestos.
You can reach us by phone on 01962 458066 or email at [email protected]. Alternatively, you can visit our website at affordable-asbestos-removal-hampshire.co.uk to find out more about our asbestos testing and removal services.