If you're a building owner or manager in Hampshire or the surrounding areas of South East England and you're planning to take on a refurbishment or demolition project, it's strongly recommended that you take steps to test for the presence of asbestos in your property. Asbestos is a toxic fibrous material that was commonly used in construction until the 1980s, and exposure to it can cause serious health problems.
In this article, we'll discuss why asbestos testing is important and how much you can expect to pay for it in Hampshire. We'll also introduce Affordable Asbestos Removal Hampshire, a leading asbestos testing and removal company in Hampshire that can help ensure your property is safe and compliant with regulations.
Asbestos is dangerous when its fibres are released into the air and inhaled by people nearby. When asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) are disturbed during a refurbishment or demolition project, fibres can be released, which can be inhaled and lead to lung diseases such as mesothelioma, asbestos-related lung cancer, and asbestosis. Since asbestos exposure can take many years to develop into an illness, it's essential to test your property for ACMs before beginning any work that could disturb them.
The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 state that building owners, managers, and contractors have a legal obligation to manage asbestos within their properties and take steps to identify and control it. This includes carrying out an asbestos survey to identify the location, extent, and type of ACMs present and taking appropriate action to manage or remove them safely.
Asbestos testing costs vary depending on the type of survey required, the size of the property, and the accessibility of the areas to be surveyed. There are two main types of asbestos surveys that can be undertaken:
An asbestos management survey, which involves identifying ACMs that could be damaged or disturbed during normal occupancy or maintenance of a property. This type of survey is generally less intrusive and expensive than a refurbishment or demolition survey.
A refurbishment or demolition survey, which is required before any refurbishment or demolition work is carried out. This type of survey is more intrusive and expensive than a management survey since a greater level of access is required to areas that may be affected by the work.
The cost of an asbestos survey in Hampshire can vary, but as a rough guide, you can expect to pay:
It's worth noting that the cost of the survey is a small price to pay for the peace of mind that comes with knowing your property is safe and complying with regulations. In addition, removing any identified ACMs can help to increase the value of your property and safeguard the health of those who live or work there.
Affordable Asbestos Removal Hampshire is a leading asbestos testing and removal company operating in Hampshire and the surrounding areas. We have many years of experience in dealing with ACMs in various types of properties, and we pride ourselves on our specialist knowledge and professional service.
Our team of highly trained and qualified asbestos surveyors can undertake both management and refurbishment or demolition surveys, depending on your needs. We use the latest equipment and techniques to ensure that our surveys are accurate, reliable, and fast. Once the survey is complete, we will provide you with a detailed report that outlines the type, location, and condition of any identified ACMs, along with recommendations on how to manage or remove them safely.
If ACMs are identified during the survey, we can provide you with a range of options for their safe removal, including encapsulation or removal by licensed contractors. We understand the importance of minimising disruption to your day-to-day operations, so we will work closely with you to plan the work around your schedule and ensure minimal disruption.
If you're looking for professional and affordable asbestos testing in Hampshire, look no further than Affordable Asbestos Removal Hampshire. We offer a free, no-obligation quote for all our services, and we're always happy to answer any questions you may have about our approach or pricing.
To get in touch with us, call us on 01962 458066 or email us at [email protected]. Alternatively, you can fill out our contact form on our website and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.
Don't take any chances with your health or your property's compliance with regulations. Contact Affordable Asbestos Removal Hampshire today for a fast, professional, and affordable asbestos testing service in Hampshire.