Asbestos is a dangerous material that was commonly used in construction until the 1980s. It was used because it is fire-resistant, durable and inexpensive. But it has a major downside - it is highly toxic and prolonged exposure to asbestos can lead to serious respiratory diseases like mesothelioma and lung cancer.
The dangers of asbestos were not well understood by the public or the regulators for many years, and millions of homes, businesses and public buildings were constructed with asbestos-containing materials. As a result, it is essential to get an asbestos survey done before starting any work on a property.
Affordable Asbestos Removal Hampshire are a trusted, professional asbestos survey company in Hampshire, South East England, offering survey services for both commercial and residential properties.
An asbestos survey is a thorough inspection of a property to determine if there are any asbestos-containing materials present. It is important because asbestos is often found in hidden areas of the property and might not be visible to the naked eye. The survey is conducted by a qualified professional, who will carefully inspect and test all possible locations where asbestos may be present.
If you are planning any refurbishment or demolition work on a property, an asbestos survey is essential. It is also required by law before any demolition work can be carried out on buildings constructed before 2000. Additionally, if you are a landlord or responsible for the management of a property, you have a legal obligation to ensure that your property is safe from asbestos and keep an asbestos register.
Asbestos was used in a wide range of construction materials, including insulation, fireproofing, floor tiles, and cement sheets. Any property that was constructed before 2000 is likely to contain asbestos in some form, and therefore require an asbestos survey.
The surveyor will take samples of any materials that are suspected to contain asbestos, such as ceiling tiles or insulation. The samples will be sent to a laboratory for testing, which will determine whether the material does contain asbestos and what type of asbestos it may be.
There are two types of asbestos survey: Management Survey and Refurbishment and Demolition Survey.
A Management Survey is the standard survey required for all non-domestic properties. It is designed to locate and identify asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) within a building which could be disturbed during normal occupancy and routine maintenance.
A Refurbishment and Demolition Survey is required before any refurbishment or demolition work is carried out on a building. This survey is more intrusive and involves breaking holes in walls and ceilings to access hidden areas where asbestos could be present. This survey is necessary before any construction work is undertaken and when the property is empty.
After conducting an asbestos survey, the surveyor will provide you with a report detailing the location, type, and condition of all asbestos-containing materials found in your property. The report will also provide recommendations on how to manage or remove the asbestos safely, depending on the type and condition of the materials.
The price for an asbestos survey in Hampshire varies depending on the size of the property and the type of survey required. At affordable Asbestos Removal Hampshire, we offer a competitive, fixed-price service to suit your requirements.
To book an asbestos survey in Hampshire, contact us on 01962 458066, email us at [email protected] or visit our website at affordable-asbestos-removal-hampshire.co.uk. Our team of fully qualified asbestos surveyors will be happy to assist you and answer any questions you may have.
Asbestos exposure can be extremely harmful and can lead to serious respiratory diseases like lung cancer and mesothelioma. It can take years for symptoms to develop after exposure to asbestos, so it's important to take it seriously and get an asbestos survey carried out if you plan to carry out any building work.
If you are planning any refurbishment or demolition work on a property or managing a property, an asbestos survey is essential to ensure the safety of yourself and others. Contact Affordable Asbestos Removal Hampshire today to book an asbestos survey and get peace of mind.