Are you concerned about potential asbestos contamination in your home or property? Asbestos is a dangerous substance that was commonly used in construction materials like insulation, roofing, and flooring until the 1980s. Exposure to asbestos fibers can lead to serious health problems, including lung cancer and mesothelioma.
If you suspect that your home or property may contain asbestos, it is essential to get an asbestos survey and testing done as soon as possible. Here at Affordable Asbestos Removal Hampshire, we provide comprehensive asbestos testing services in Hampshire and the surrounding areas.
In this article, we will discuss the importance of asbestos testing, what factors can affect the cost of an asbestos survey and testing, and how much you can expect to pay for asbestos testing in Hampshire.
Asbestos can be found in a wide range of building materials, including walls, ceilings, insulation, flooring, and pipes. These materials break down over time, and asbestos fibers can become airborne, particularly when disturbed or damaged.
If you breathe in asbestos fibers, they can get lodged in your lung tissue, leading to scarring, inflammation, and ultimately, a range of health problems. The risk of developing an asbestos-related disease increases with the length and intensity of exposure.
For this reason, it is critical to have asbestos testing conducted in any building constructed before the 1980s. An asbestos survey will identify any materials that contain asbestos, and asbestos testing will determine the extent of contamination and the risk it poses.
Several factors can affect the cost of an asbestos survey and testing, including:
The type of survey you need will depend on the age and type of building materials and the level of access required for sampling. The two primary types of asbestos surveys are:
Management Survey: This is a non-intrusive visual survey that is intended to locate, as far as is reasonably practicable, any suspect ACMs (asbestos-containing materials) within the property. This type of survey is usually required for managing asbestos in a building, either as part of a routine inspection or prior to renovation or demolition work.
Refurbishment and Demolition Survey: This survey is more intrusive and will involve taking physical samples of materials that are suspected of containing asbestos. These samples will be analyzed in a laboratory to confirm the presence and quantity of asbestos. This type of survey is required prior to any building work that may disturb the fabric of the building.
The larger the property, the more time-consuming the survey and testing process will be, which can affect the cost. The cost of testing asbestos in a small terraced house will be significantly less than that of a large commercial building.
If the survey requires specialist access equipment such as scaffolding or cherry pickers to access high up or hard-to-reach areas, this will add to the overall cost.
If there are multiple areas of the property that require sampling, the cost of taking and analyzing each sample will add up.
If you need the results of the asbestos testing urgently, you may need to pay an additional fee for expedited processing.
The cost of asbestos testing in Hampshire can vary depending on the factors mentioned above, as well as the specific testing company you choose. However, here at Affordable Asbestos Removal Hampshire, we offer competitive pricing and transparent quoting to ensure our clients receive the best value for money.
Our management surveys start at 150 for a domestic property and 200 for commercial and industrial buildings. Our refurbishment and demolition surveys start from 350 for domestic properties and 400 for commercial and industrial buildings. These prices include all sampling and laboratory analysis fees, as well as a comprehensive report detailing the findings and recommendations.
If you require urgent results or need additional samples taken, these will be charged at an additional cost. However, we will always be upfront with our pricing, so there are no hidden fees or surprises.
Asbestos testing is essential to protect your health and the health of those around you. Don't take the risk of living or working in a building that may contain asbestos get an asbestos survey and test today.
At Affordable Asbestos Removal Hampshire, we offer affordable and reliable asbestos testing services in Hampshire and the surrounding areas. Contact us today on 01962 458066 or email us at [email protected] to schedule a survey and start securing the safety of your property.