Crucial Environmental is one of the UK’s leading specialists in all forms of asbestos services. We have worked in asbestos for many years, providing surveys, removals, and consultancy to businesses, landlords, and private home owners across Bristol and the South West.
Working everywhere across Bristol, we’ve helped clients everywhere from the city centre to Clifton Downs, out to the suburbs in Portishead and Patchway. If you need any kind of assistance or service relating to asbestos in Bristol, we would be happy to help. Get in contact with us today for details.
Asbestos surveys in Bristol
Our most popular service is our asbestos surveys. These are important for the owners of residential, commercial and industrial buildings to help establish whether asbestos is present in the premises and what its current condition is.
As a part of our surveys, we thoroughly check through the premises to establish whether we can find asbestos. Once the survey is complete you will receive a complete report on the whereabouts of asbestos on your property, as well as information on its current condition and potential next steps.
Sampling and lab testing
Another service that we offer as a part of our asbestos survey is that of sampling and testing. The key thing to understand here is that it is not always possible to identify asbestos simply by looking at it – many materials that are completely safe to have in a property can look almost identical to asbestos. And, conversely, asbestos is often hidden as a component material, such as in cement.
As a part of our service, we can take a sample any potential asbestos containing material (ACM) and have it sent to a lab for testing. The results are usually available in under 36 hours.
Asbestos air testing
When asbestos is disturbed or damaged inside a building, asbestos fibres are released into the air. This is the only time asbestos is dangerous to human health and buildings should never be occupied when this occurs. Sometimes it happens accidentally as a result of building work or decorating. In this case, it is important to have the air inside the building tested to establish whether fibres are in the air.
We can provide this service. If fibres are found to be present, it is important that the building is not used, and our team can re-test after a period of time has passed.