Asbestos is a mineral that was widely used in construction materials until the dangers of its fibres were discovered in the 1970s. It is still present in many older buildings, particularly in the Hampshire area of South East England. If you are concerned that your home or building may contain asbestos, you may be considering having it tested. In this article, we will explore how an asbestos test is done in Hampshire and what you can expect if you contact Affordable Asbestos Removal Hampshire.
Affordable Asbestos Removal Hampshire is an asbestos testing and removal company based in the Hampshire area. We serve both residential and commercial clients who require testing for asbestos in their homes or buildings. Our team of licensed professionals is trained to identify and remove asbestos safely and efficiently, providing our clients with peace of mind and a safe environment.
Our mission is to provide affordable and reliable asbestos testing and removal services to our clients in Hampshire and the surrounding areas. We are dedicated to ensuring the safety of our clients and their families or employees by providing the highest quality of service possible.
Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that was widely used in construction materials until the 1970s. It was valued for its properties of being heat-resistant, strong, and durable, making it ideal for use in insulation, roofing, and other building materials.
However, the fibres of asbestos are extremely dangerous if they are inhaled. Once inside the body, they can cause serious and sometimes fatal diseases such as mesothelioma, lung cancer, and asbestosis. It is important to have any suspected asbestos materials tested to ensure the safety of the building's occupants.
Asbestos was commonly used in a variety of building materials, some of which may include:
If you suspect that any of these materials may contain asbestos in your home or building, it is important to have them tested as soon as possible.
An asbestos survey is a thorough inspection of a building or home to identify any materials that may contain asbestos. It is recommended that an asbestos survey be carried out on any building that was constructed before 2000, as this is when asbestos was completely banned in the UK.
There are two types of asbestos surveys:
If you are unsure which survey you require, speaking to one of our asbestos testing experts at Affordable Asbestos Removal Hampshire will help guide you through the process.
Asbestos testing is the process of analysing a material suspected to contain asbestos to determine whether it is hazardous or not. It is important to use a professional asbestos testing service to ensure that the sample is taken correctly and analysed in a laboratory that meets the required standards.
At Affordable Asbestos Removal Hampshire, we use a UKAS-accredited laboratory to test any samples we take. This accreditation ensures that the testing process is carried out to the highest standards of quality and accuracy.
The process for an asbestos test depends on the type of material being tested. At Affordable Asbestos Removal Hampshire, our licensed professionals are trained to safely and efficiently take samples from suspected asbestos-containing materials.
The process usually involves the following steps:
Identifying and assessing the material Our experts will inspect the material to identify any asbestos-containing materials that require sampling.
Preparing the area We will cordon off the area and prepare it for sampling, ensuring that the dust created by the process does not spread.
Taking the sample The sample will be taken using a special tool that minimises the release of asbestos fibres.
Sealing the sample The sample will be sealed and labelled correctly to ensure it is handled safely.
Transporting to laboratory The sample will be transported to our UKAS-accredited laboratory for testing.
Results Once the results are available, our team will explain the findings and advise on the next steps, which may involve removing the asbestos-containing materials.
Choosing Affordable Asbestos Removal Hampshire for your asbestos testing needs ensures that:
Our experts will safely and efficiently take samples from your building or home.
We use a UKAS-accredited laboratory for testing to ensure the highest level of quality and accuracy.
We offer competitive prices for our testing services.
We provide advice and guidance on the next steps if asbestos is found in your building or home.
We are licensed and insured, providing our clients with peace of mind and confidence in our services.
If you require an asbestos survey or testing services in Hampshire or the surrounding areas, contact Affordable Asbestos Removal Hampshire today. Our team of licensed professionals is ready to assist you in ensuring the safety of your building or home.
You can reach us by phone at 01962 458066 or by email at [email protected]. You can also visit our website at affordable-asbestos-removal-hampshire.co.uk for more information on our services.