ASBESTOS TESTING SERVICES
Domestic & Commercial
Established in 2004
Domestic Asbestos Testing
If you have a suspected asbestos containing material within your home or the property that you are buying, our asbestos testing team can help you. We will undertake a sample testing exercise of the suspected item and ensure that it is analysed to UKAS standards. In addition to providing you with an analysis certificate, we will also provide free impartial advice on any remedial works needed and the possible costs associated. This is a particularly useful service where potential asbestos is flagged up during a home buyers survey. A number of homebuyers’ surveys now highlight the potential risk of asbestos contamination in certain materials, such as artex, which may have been used in old homes.
The simple answer is that you won’t. In order to property determine if you home contains asbestos you will need to appoint a qualified and competent surveyor who will assess your home and take samples of any suspected asbestos materials. These samples will then be sent to an independent UKAS accredited laboratory for analysis. Upon receiving the results the surveyor will produce a report showing the Type, Location and Condition of all asbestos in your home.
Give us a call and one of our operatives will come out and take a sample. We will then analyse the material and provide you with a certificate showing if it is asbestos free of the type and concentration of asbestos found within it.
It depends upon the type f asbestos found, the amount of asbestos contained in the product, the condition of the product and how likely to be disturbed the asbestos is. Some asbestos is fine to live with and never needs to be removed. Some needs to be repaired, some isolated or painted and others need to be removed immediately to prevent exposure. The first step to determine this is to give us a call on 0800 458 4136
Yes you can remove some of the more minor types of asbestos yourself. Please remember that they will need to be removed carefully under controlled conditions. You will need genuine overalls that are for asbestos removal and a mask with a P3 filter. The asbestos must be wrapped in polythene and taken to a local site which takes hazardous waste. I would advise that you give us a call before you do this.
Commercial Asbestos Testing
Our team will be able to send one of our professionals around to your property to take a sample from a specified area if you request it. The procedure is relatively straightforward and poses no danger to the occupants of the building while the task is being performed. Our laboratory will analyse the sample provided by the client and once the result has been obtained we will contact the client and provide them with free impartial advice on how to proceed with the material if any asbestos has been found as a result of the analysis.
You must create an asbestos management plan using up to date information about asbestos in the building and perform risk assessments. This can be quite a tricky subject and we wold advise that you give us a call for consultation.
As a commercial property owner you have a legal duty to manage asbestos at your premises under the Control of Asbestos (CAR2006) regulations. Whilst the day-to-day management of asbestos can be delegated to a manager or management company, the legal duty cannot be delegated and the property owner is still ultimately responsible for ensuring that any appointed persons are competent to fulfil the responsibilities laid out under this duty
No not at all. Removal of asbestos is always the last option in our books. Asbestos is only dangerous if it is disturbed and therefore no remedial actions may be needed. It depends upon where the asbestos is, the condition of the material and how likely to be disturbed it is. Other remedial actions may include encapsulation, isolation, or repairs.
Yes the management survey only shows asbestos which is found during a normal inspection. A refurbishment survey is used to find hidden asbestos which cannot be found during a normal inspection such as asbestos hidden inn wall voids or under floor boards.