As expert asbestos surveyors in Surrey, Crucial Environmental has the experience and expertise to deal with all forms of asbestos. Working with everything from residential properties to commercial and industrial premises we have dealt with asbestos everywhere from Guildford and Woking to Reigate and Ewell. To arrange an asbestos survey or to simply get more information from a member of our team you can call us on 01903 297818 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Asbestos Survey Surrey
For homeowners, if you are worried that asbestos may be present in your home, it’s natural to want to know about it as soon as possible so that you can take appropriate action. For business owners or those responsible for tenants, you are obliged to draw up an asbestos management in accordance with the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012. In both cases, your first step should be to get a full asbestos survey.
Crucial Environmental have been offering asbestos surveys in Surrey and beyond for a number of years – you can count on us to do a thorough job. During the survey we will locate any asbestos contain materials (ACMs) on your property. Our survey will allow you to understand the condition and potential risks involved with each ACM, and this will allow you to create a plan to minimise any risk for you, your family, your tenants or your staff.
Asbestos Testing Surrey
We provide full asbestos testing as a key aspect of our surveys. During our survey, if we discover any materials on your property that could be ACMs we will take a sample of the material and it will be analysed in a UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service) accredited laboratory.
When the sample of the potential ACM reaches the laboratory it will be tested before a certificate of analysis is created. This explains the full details of any asbestos that have been found within the material. If you require this service urgently – for example if you have found a suspicious material in the family home – we can provide expedited turnaround, but in most cases the results will be available in less than 36 hours from the point that the sample was taken.
Asbestos Report Surrey
After the survey and the testing has been completed we will be able to offer you a full asbestos report on your property. We will supply recommendations and assessments of the current state and risks for ACMs in your premises – this will include advice for the management of the ACMs. Our reports are printed in colour and bound, as well as being emailed to you in PDF format.
After the first survey and report, Crucial Environmental are happy to provide re-inspections on a regular basis to help you monitor any ACMs. This ensures that the risk to human exposure stays as low as possible.
The Dangers of Asbestos in Surrey
We now know that it can cause huge health problems when asbestos fibres are let into the atmosphere and breathed into the lungs. Unfortunately, the dangers of asbestos have only been understood relatively recently and it was not until 1999 that the substance was banned entirely in the UK. That means that many buildings in Surrey that were built before 1999 may contain asbestos.
When asbestos is in good condition it will usually only pose a danger to humans if it is damaged or disturbed. This releases asbestos fibres into the atmosphere where it can be breathed in and cause damage to the lungs. Asbestos can be found in a large number of industrial materials, so if you have any concerns about it you should contact Crucial Environmental immediately.