How the asbestos samples are collected?
Since safety always comes first, any risk of disturbing asbestos should be minimized prior to sampling. To achieve that a material from which the sample is about to be taken should be sprayed with water with some kind of detergent (couple drops are enough). Then the sample is taken and put into a dry and clean ziplock bag.
We test and analyse samples in our Asbestos Testing Laboratory, which is UKAS accredited for comprehensive and thorough services concerning sampling and testing asbestos service. The accreditation is a warranty of utmost quality control and flexibility to our clients’ needs. If your dwelling requires sampling, you can take the sample to our laboratory or contact us to arrive to your location and take a sample.
How much is it for getting asbestos tested?
Lab work and site visit with 1 sample costs £130, while each additional sample on site costs £25. Note that, the price should be individually estimated, since these serve only as a guide, and also they are subject to VAT.
When will I know the asbestos test results?
The samples are first analysed by our accredited specialists, therefore it takes approximately 24-48 hours to get the results.
May I undergo tests for asbestos exposure?
Yes, the chest x-ray is needed to determine if a patient may have contracted any kind of asbestos-related diseases. The x-ray provide the information about first symptoms of lung disease caused by the exposure to asbestos, however, it cannot identify asbestos fibres in one’s lungs.
High standard asbestos sampling and testing
At our asbestos testing laboratory we are able to determine, isolate and calculate the amount of any kind of asbestos, for example Actinolite, Amosite, Anthophyllite, Chrysotile, Crocidolite or Tremolite. Our specialised team conducts tests aiming to assess the asbestos presence in nearly all materials like soil or vermiculite, as well as cements, floor and ceiling tiles or insulating materials.
How to test for asbestos presence in a house?
First of all, the material from which a sample is to be taken need to be wet to prevent asbestos fibres release and then a small area of material is cut with a special tool to extract the sample. Afterwards, the required sample is placed into a clean sealed bag and taken to our laboratory to undergo meticulous tests.
Does my house have asbestos-containing materials?
It is possible if you live in a building erected before 1980 since back then asbestos was widely utilised in building industry in numerous things such as roofs (including siding or flashing), vinyl sheeting, pipe cement, floor and ceiling tiles, insulation (for elements like fireplaces, pipes, boilers, sheeting, ducts), or drywall and joint compound. Although the asbestos use was banned in the ‘70s, there might be some asbestos-containing materials in house built after the ‘80s.