Asbestos samples Bristol

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A4 Asbestos can visit your property whether it’s commercial or residential to take samples which will be delivered to the laboratory for analysis. In most cases the sample results are usually available within three days although if required urgently there is a premium service that provides a result within 24 hours.

Testing for the presence of asbestos

Asbestos sampling is a vital service for those that are trying to gain peace of mind in their property since samples need to be collected in order to test for the presence of asbestos.

It can be scary to have the constant reminder of having asbestos in your home in the back of your mind, which makes asbestos sampling an important service for those looking to gain clarity. Asbestos sampling is only possible for suitable materials that are able to be sampled. There may be situations where certain items/materials can’t be examined & sampled. This is decided on a case by case basis since no asbestos removal service is the same.

As it is virtually impossible to determine with the naked eye whether a building material contains asbestos fibres there are two approaches to managing the presence of asbestos-containing materials.

The first is to take a small sample of the material, being careful not to release fibres, which is then sent to a UKAS accredited asbestos sampling laboratory for analysis. The laboratory will investigate the material under microscopes to determine both the presence of asbestos fibres and the type of asbestos.

While there is no statutory requirement to obtain an asbestos survey for a domestic property many householders, estate agents, architects, building surveyors and other property professionals employ A4 Asbestos to take samples of suspect materials for analysis. Once the material has been analysed by the laboratory the results report is made available.

The second is to presume the presence of asbestos until proven otherwise. Some materials and equipment can contain asbestos yet taking a sample are impossible, such as the internal insulation of a night storage heater, hence it is presumed that asbestos is present and an asbestos management regime is adopted.

Need the safe removal of asbestos?

Our team are able to provide professional guidance & services in accordance with all types of asbestos removal, disposal & sampling.

Advice and assistance

At A4 Asbestos, we are proud to offer the advice & assistance of our helpful consultants who are able to provide a professional asbestos sampling service.

Every step of our process is thought out & planned accordingly to your scenario, tailoring our service to you. We understand that every asbestos removal & sampling case is different, which is why we adapt our service to ensure that your individual needs & requirements are catered for.

Our team pride themselves on quality customer service that is second to none, offering a reliable service that’s able to have your asbestos sampled in no time. We understand how unnerving it is to have your normal home life disturbed, which is why we aim to work with the least amount of disruption as possible. We treat your property with the care & respect it deserves, making sure professionalism is carried out at every step of the service

We offer asbestos sampling throughout the South West, including Bristol, Swindon, Weston-Super-Mare, Bath and all surrounding towns and villages. We work in both commercial & domestic environments, from farmhouses to flats & homes. We’ve had decades of experience working in a range of settings making our level of expertise one of the best in the field.

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