Are you concerned about the presence of asbestos in your property? Have you recently bought a property and are unsure if it contains asbestos? Do you suspect that you have been exposed to asbestos and are experiencing health issues?
If you are based in Hampshire, finding out how much it costs to test for asbestos is a priority. Asbestos is a harmful mineral that was commonly used in building materials, including insulation, roofing, and flooring. Exposure to asbestos can cause serious health issues, including lung cancer, mesothelioma, and asbestosis.
At Affordable Asbestos Removal Hampshire, we offer comprehensive asbestos testing services across Hampshire and the South East of England. Our expert team of asbestos surveyors has the knowledge and experience to accurately identify and assess the presence of asbestos in your property.
In this article, we will explore the different types of asbestos surveys and testing options available, and provide an overview of the costs involved in testing for asbestos in Hampshire.
Before any testing can take place, an asbestos survey is required to identify the location and quantity of asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) in your property. There are two types of asbestos survey:
A management survey is a non-intrusive inspection of a property to identify the presence of asbestos-containing materials. This survey is ideal for properties undergoing refurbishment or demolition, and is intended to identify any potential risks associated with ACMs. The cost of a management survey can vary depending on the size and complexity of your property, but typically ranges from 150 to 400.
A refurbishment/demolition survey is a more intrusive inspection of a property and involves sampling and testing of any suspected ACMs. This type of survey is required before any refurbishment or demolition work takes place to ensure the safety of workers and occupants of the property. The cost of a refurbishment/demolition survey is based on the size and complexity of your property, but typically ranges from 400 to 800.
Once an asbestos survey has been carried out, the next step is to test any suspected ACMs to determine if they contain asbestos. There are two types of asbestos testing:
Air testing is used to assess the concentration of asbestos fibres in the air of a property. This type of testing can be used to assess the effectiveness of asbestos removal work or to determine if the air quality is safe for occupants of a property. The cost of air testing can vary depending on the number of samples required, but typically ranges from 50 to 150 per sample.
Sample testing is used to determine if a material contains asbestos. Samples of suspected ACMs are collected and sent to a UKAS-accredited laboratory for analysis. The cost of sample testing can vary depending on the number of samples required and the type of material being tested, but typically ranges from 20 to 50 per sample.
If asbestos is found in your property, it is important to have it removed by a licensed asbestos removal contractor. Asbestos removal is a highly specialized and regulated process, and should only be carried out by a licensed professional.
The cost of asbestos removal varies depending on the amount and location of the asbestos, as well as the complexity of the removal process. As a general guide, the cost of asbestos removal can range from 300 to 2,000 per square metre.
Testing for asbestos in Hampshire is essential to ensure the safety of occupants of a property. The cost of asbestos testing varies depending on the type of survey and testing required, as well as the size and complexity of your property.
At Affordable Asbestos Removal Hampshire, we offer comprehensive asbestos testing and removal services across Hampshire and the South East of England. Our expert team of asbestos surveyors and removal specialists has the knowledge and experience to ensure your property is safe from the harmful effects of asbestos.
If you suspect that your property contains asbestos, or have any questions about asbestos testing and removal, please do not hesitate to contact us on 01962 458066 or email us at [email protected].