If you're a homeowner or a business owner in Hampshire and you suspect that there may be asbestos on your property, or if you need to check for the presence of asbestos, you'll need an asbestos test. The question is, how long does an asbestos test take in Hampshire? In this article, we'll answer that question and give you all the information you need to know about asbestos testing.
Affordable Asbestos Removal Hampshire are an asbestos testing company in Hampshire. We have been serving Hampshire, South East England and England for many years, providing a wide range of asbestos surveying, testing, and removal services to residential and commercial customers alike. Our team is comprised of highly qualified and experienced surveyors who are fully trained and licensed to carry out asbestos surveys in accordance with HSE regulations and guidelines.
If you need asbestos testing in Hampshire, Affordable Asbestos Removal Hampshire is the company to call. You can get in touch with us by phone on 01962 458066, or by email at [email protected].
Before we go any further, it's important to explain what asbestos is. Asbestos is a naturally occurring fibrous mineral that was widely used in the construction industry during the 20th century. It was used in buildings for its durability, insulation, and fireproofing properties. However, it was later discovered that exposure to asbestos fibers can cause serious health problems, including lung cancer, mesothelioma, and asbestosis. Because of these health risks, the use of asbestos in construction was banned in the UK in 1999.
If your property was built before 2000, there is a chance that it may contain asbestos. If you're planning to carry out any renovation or demolition work on your property, it's essential that you have an asbestos survey carried out first. An asbestos survey will identify any asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) that may be present in your property. This will enable you to take the necessary precautions to avoid disturbing the asbestos fibers and potentially releasing them into the air, where they can be inhaled.
There are two types of asbestos survey: a management survey and a refurbishment/demolition survey.
A management survey is the standard type of survey that is carried out to identify the presence of asbestos in a building. The survey is non-invasive and involves a visual inspection of the building, taking samples of any suspected ACMs for testing.
A refurbishment/demolition survey is a more intrusive type of survey that is carried out when a building is being renovated or demolished. The survey is more thorough than a management survey and involves taking samples of all suspected ACMs within the building. This helps to identify any areas where asbestos may be present but not visible during a management survey.
The time it takes to carry out an asbestos survey in Hampshire depends on the size of the building and the type of survey being carried out. A management survey of a small residential property can usually be completed in a day, while a larger commercial property may take several days to survey. A refurbishment/demolition survey is likely to take longer as it involves more invasive testing.
After the survey has been completed, the samples will be sent to a laboratory for testing. The time it takes to receive the results of the testing will depend on the laboratory and the number of samples being tested. In general, you can expect to receive the results within five to seven working days.
Choosing the right asbestos testing company is essential to ensure that the survey is carried out correctly and that any asbestos-containing materials are identified. Affordable Asbestos Removal Hampshire is a reputable and professional company that has been providing asbestos surveying, testing, and removal services in Hampshire for many years. We are fully qualified and licensed to carry out asbestos surveys in accordance with HSE regulations.
We understand that asbestos testing can be a daunting and stressful process, which is why we strive to provide our clients with a fast, efficient, and affordable service. We always put the safety of our clients first and will work with you to provide practical solutions to any problems that arise during the survey.
If you suspect that your Hampshire property may contain asbestos, or if you need an asbestos survey for any reason, contact Affordable Asbestos Removal Hampshire today. We offer a range of asbestos surveying and testing services, and our highly qualified surveyors will ensure that the survey is carried out correctly and efficiently. You can contact us by phone on 01962 458066, or by email at [email protected]. Alternatively, you can visit our website at affordable-asbestos-removal-hampshire.co.uk to find out more about our services.