If you're a property owner, manager, or developer in Hampshire, you'll know that asbestos is a serious issue that needs to be taken care of. Asbestos was commonly used in building materials until the late 1990s, and exposure to its fibres can cause serious health problems. As a result, the government has made it mandatory for property owners to identify and manage any asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) in their buildings. This means that before any demolition or refurbishment work takes place, you need to have an asbestos management survey conducted.
In this landing page, we'll discuss everything you need to know about asbestos surveys, what they entail, how much they cost, and how Affordable Asbestos Removal Hampshire can help you.
Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that was once widely used in the construction industry due to its fire-resistant and insulating properties. It was used in a variety of building materials, including:
When these materials are damaged, they release fibres into the air that can be inhaled. Over time, this can cause serious health problems such as asbestosis (a scarring of the lungs), mesothelioma (a cancer of the lining of the lungs), and lung cancer. These conditions can take up to 40 years to develop, which is why it's essential to identify and manage any ACMs in your building.
An asbestos management survey is a non-intrusive inspection that aims to locate any ACMs in your building (or a part of it) that could be disturbed during normal occupancy or maintenance. The survey will not necessarily involve the identification of every single ACM in the building, but rather those that are easily accessible and could pose a risk.
During the survey, the surveyor will perform a visual inspection of the accessible areas of your property as well as take samples of suspected ACMs. These samples will then be sent to a UKAS-accredited laboratory for analysis. Once the results are returned, a report will be compiled that details the locations and condition of any identified ACMs, as well as their risk of release.
The main purpose of an asbestos management survey is to ensure that any occupants of the building are not at risk of inhaling asbestos fibres. The survey will help you identify any ACMs in your building and assess their risk, so that you can manage them effectively. You will be required to keep a record of any ACMs that are found, and to create an asbestos management plan that outlines how you will manage these materials.
Another reason you will need an asbestos management survey is if you're planning a refurbishment or demolition of your property. Any refurbishment or demolition work that takes place must be carried out in a way that prevents the release of asbestos fibres into the air. An asbestos management survey will help you identify any ACMs that could be disturbed during the work, so that you can take the necessary precautions.
The cost of an asbestos management survey can vary depending on various factors such as the size of the property, the type of property and the number of samples that have to be tested. The typical cost for an asbestos management survey in Hampshire ranges from 200 to 600 depending on these factors. If you're getting a quote from a company, ensure that you understand what is included in the price.
Affordable Asbestos Removal Hampshire is a professional and experienced asbestos survey company based in Hampshire. We provide high-quality asbestos management surveys at competitive prices. When you choose us, you can expect:
With our years of experience in the industry, we have developed a reputation for providing a service that's second to none. We are committed to ensuring that our clients remain safe, and we work tirelessly to identify and manage any ACMs in your property.
If you need an asbestos management survey conducted in Hampshire, get in touch with Affordable Asbestos Removal Hampshire today. You can call us on 01962 458066 or email us at [email protected]. We'll be happy to discuss your requirements and provide you with a competitive quote. Remember, asbestos is a serious issue, and it's essential that you manage it effectively. Don't put yourself or your occupants at risk contact us now.