Asbestos is a hazardous material that was widely used for its fire-resistant qualities in building materials, such as insulation, flooring, and roofing, until the 1990s when it was banned in the UK due to the health risks associated with its fibres.
Despite the ban, asbestos still exists in millions of buildings across the UK, including residential properties, and can cause a range of serious health problems if inhaled, such as lung cancer and asbestosis.
As a result, it is important to know whether asbestos is present in a property before carrying out any work, whether buying or renovating a property.
This is where asbestos surveys come in they are a legal requirement for many buildings, and can provide vital information on the presence and condition of asbestos-containing materials (ACMs). But should house surveys identify asbestos in Hampshire? Let's take a closer look.
Affordable Asbestos Removal Hampshire is a reputable asbestos survey company in Hampshire that provides professional and affordable asbestos surveys to residential properties across Hampshire and South East England.
We are fully licensed and insured, and our team of qualified and experienced asbestos surveyors use the latest techniques and equipment to carry out thorough and accurate asbestos surveys.
Our aim is to provide peace of mind to homeowners and property buyers by identifying any potential ACMs, and helping to safely manage and remove them where necessary.
Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that was widely used in construction materials due to its heat resistance, strength, and durability. It can be found in a variety of building materials, including insulation, roofing, heating systems, and much more.
The problem with asbestos is that if it is disturbed or damaged, it can release harmful fibres into the air which, if inhaled, can cause serious health problems such as lung cancer, mesothelioma, and asbestosis.
There is no safe level of exposure to asbestos, which makes it a very dangerous substance to have in your home.
Asbestos surveys are a vital tool for homeowners and property buyers, as they can identify the presence and condition of asbestos-containing materials in a property.
There are two main types of asbestos surveys Management Surveys and Refurbishment/Demolition Surveys.
A Management Survey is the standard type of survey required for any non-domestic property, and is designed to locate, as far as reasonably practicable, the presence and extent of any suspect ACMs in a building that could be damaged or disturbed during normal occupancy.
A Refurbishment/Demolition Survey is required before any refurbishment or demolition work is carried out on a property, and is much more intrusive than a Management Survey. It is designed to locate all ACMs in a building, including those that may be hidden within the fabric of the building.
Asbestos was a popular building material in residential properties up until the 1990s, which means that many homes built prior to this time are likely to contain ACMs.
Some common areas where asbestos can be found in homes include:
Asbestos can be difficult to identify, which is why an asbestos survey is important for any homeowner or buyer who wants to ensure the safety of their property.
At Affordable Asbestos Removal Hampshire, we offer a comprehensive asbestos survey service for residential properties across Hampshire and South East England.
Our asbestos surveyors will carry out a thorough inspection of your property to identify any potential ACMs, taking samples where necessary for laboratory analysis.
We will provide you with a detailed report outlining the type, location, and condition of any ACMs, as well as recommendations for managing or removing any ACMs found.
Our aim is to give you peace of mind and protect your health by ensuring that your property is safe from asbestos.
There are many reasons why you should consider having an asbestos survey for your home or property, including:
Asbestos was widely used for many years due to its heat-resistant qualities, cost-effectiveness, and durability.
It was used in a variety of building materials, including insulation, roofing, and flooring, and was also used in household appliances such as toasters and hairdryers.
Despite its many benefits, asbestos is a hazardous material with serious health risks, and its use has been banned in the UK since 1999.
Asbestos surveys are a non-intrusive form of testing that can help to identify the presence and condition of ACMs in a building.
Our team of experienced surveyors use the latest techniques and equipment to carry out thorough and accurate surveys, without disturbing any potential ACMs.
We understand that having an asbestos survey can be a worrying time for homeowners and buyers, which is why we aim to provide a fast, efficient, and friendly service that puts your mind at ease.
If you are considering buying or renovating a property in Hampshire, it's important to know whether asbestos is present in the building.
At Affordable Asbestos Removal Hampshire, we offer a range of asbestos services, including asbestos surveys, testing, and removal.
We are committed to providing affordable and reliable asbestos services to homeowners and buyers across Hampshire and South East England.
For more information on our services, or to book an asbestos survey, contact us today on 01962 458066 or email us at [email protected].