EnviroHive provides asbestos testing services throughout London, Surrey, Hampshire and Berkshire and the surrounding Home counties, we are able to test any material for the presence of asbestos.
The process for asbestos testing is simple and will involve our surveyor attending the property in order to take samples of the suspect material. This requires taking of a small amount of the material away which is then subject to asbestos testing within the laboratory using two different specialist microscopes to confirm whether asbestos is present in the material and also what types of asbestos are present. The 3 commonly found asbestos types are Chrysotile (white asbestos), Amosite (brown asbestos) and Crocidolite (blue asbestos). Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM’s) is the term used to cover all asbestos materials and it is common for there to be more than 1 type of asbestos in a given material. Asbestos testing or sampling of a given material is referred to as “bulk sampling” and once a visit to the property has been completed the laboratory will then report on each and every sample which has been taken on an individual basis with a certificate of analysis produced. Asbestos testing as a standalone service differs from asbestos surveying in that it is very much results orientated with a certificate confirming or refuting the presence of asbestos through microscopy analysis rather than an asbestos survey goes further by interpreting the findings and provides recommendations. All samples are sent to a UKAS accredited laboratory for testing independent of ourselves in order to avoid any conflict of interest. Results are usually available within 48 hrs showing either a positive or negative result for the presence of asbestos and the asbestos type.
We are also able to test for asbestos in soils and other organic materials or construction based wastes.
If you suspect a material to contain asbestos or require advice on asbestos containing materials please contact us and one of our surveyors will be happy to discuss your requirements.
We undertake asbestos surveys as directed by UK legislation. We provide Management Asbestos Surveys & Refurbishment/Demolition Asbestos Surveys for all residential properties, commercial properties & industrial properties.
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