Asbestos is a dangerous mineral that was commonly used in construction materials during the 20th century, but is now known to cause lung cancer, asbestosis, and mesothelioma. If you own a property in Hampshire, it is important to know whether it contains asbestos and, if so, how to manage or remove it safely.
One of the first steps in identifying and managing asbestos in your property is to commission an asbestos survey. In this article, we will explain what an asbestos survey is, why it is important, and how much you can expect an asbestos survey to cost in Hampshire.
Affordable Asbestos Removal Hampshire is a reputable and reliable asbestos survey company operating in Hampshire and the South East of England. Our team of qualified and experienced asbestos surveyors are fully licensed and insured to carry out asbestos surveys in domestic, commercial, and industrial properties.
We use the latest technology and equipment to ensure accurate and reliable results, and provide detailed reports with recommendations on how to manage or remove any asbestos found in your property.
At Affordable Asbestos Removal Hampshire, we are committed to providing our customers with affordable and transparent pricing, excellent customer service, and professional advice on all aspects of asbestos management.
You can contact us on 01962 458066, email us at [email protected] or visit our website at affordable-asbestos-removal-hampshire.co.uk to book an asbestos survey or discuss your asbestos-related concerns.
Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that was widely used in construction materials between the 1950s and 1980s. It was prized for its fire resistance, strength, and durability, and was commonly used in ceiling tiles, insulation, cement, pipes, and other building materials.
However, when asbestos fibers are disturbed or damaged, they can become airborne and pose a serious risk to human health when inhaled. Asbestos exposure can lead to long-term lung damage and diseases such as asbestosis, mesothelioma, and lung cancer.
Due to the known health risks associated with asbestos, its use was banned in the UK in 1999. However, many older buildings still contain asbestos-containing materials (ACMs), and it is important to identify and manage them properly to prevent exposure and ensure the safety of occupants and workers.
An asbestos survey is a comprehensive inspection of a property to identify the presence, type, location, condition, and extent of any ACMs. It is a legal requirement for anyone who owns, manages, or controls non-domestic premises (such as offices, schools, hospitals, and shops) to carry out an asbestos survey and keep a record of the findings.
Even if you own a domestic property, it is still wise to perform an asbestos survey if your building was constructed before 2000, as it may contain ACMs that could pose a health risk if disturbed or damaged during maintenance, repair, or renovation works.
There are two types of asbestos survey:
A management survey is the most common type of survey and is designed to locate ACMs that could be disturbed or damaged in the normal course of occupancy or maintenance. It involves a visual inspection of the accessible areas of the property and may include sampling and analysis of suspected ACMs.
The purpose of a management survey is to assess the condition of the ACMs, estimate their risk to health, and provide recommendations on how to manage them safely.
A refurbishment/demolition survey is more invasive and is required before any demolition, major refurbishment or structural alteration takes place. It involves a comprehensive inspection of all areas of the building, including hidden areas such as wall cavities and service ducts.
The purpose of a refurbishment/demolition survey is to locate all ACMs and identify any additional risks of asbestos exposure during the planned works. This information is used to develop a detailed asbestos management plan and ensure safe removal or management of the ACMs before work begins.
The cost of an asbestos survey in Hampshire can vary depending on several factors, such as the size and type of property, the presence and condition of suspected ACMs, the number of samples required, and the type of survey needed (management or refurbishment/demolition).
At Affordable Asbestos Removal Hampshire, we offer competitive pricing for our asbestos survey services, with prices starting at 150 for a management survey and 300 for a refurbishment/demolition survey.
Our survey prices include a detailed asbestos report with recommendations, a certificate of conformity, and any necessary advice and guidance to help you manage or remove any ACMs safely.
It is important to note that these prices are only a guide and may vary depending on the specific requirements of your project. We recommend that you contact us on 01962 458066, email us at [email protected] or visit our website at affordable-asbestos-removal-hampshire.co.uk to get a more accurate quote for your asbestos survey.
There are many reasons why you should choose Affordable Asbestos Removal Hampshire for your asbestos survey needs:
So if you need an asbestos survey in Hampshire, don't hesitate to contact us on 01962 458066, email us at [email protected] or visit our website at affordable-asbestos-removal-hampshire.co.uk to book an appointment or discuss your asbestos-related concerns. We are here to help you ensure the safety of your property and its occupants.