We are leading providers of UKAS-accredited asbestos sampling and testing services in London, Surrey, and the South East. When a full asbestos survey is not needed, and there is one or a couple of suspected areas, only sampling and testing will be required. Asbestos sampling and testing also form a key part of surveys.
Our asbestos surveyors can come and take samples and will minimise the risk of disturbing any asbestos before sampling. All samples are sent to a UKAS-accredited asbestos testing laboratory, where the type, extent, and condition of asbestos can be ascertained.
There are six main types of asbestos:
- Chrysotile – white asbestos
- Amosite – brown asbestos
- Crocidolite – blue asbestos
Any domestic or commercial building built before 1999 may contain asbestos because it was widely used throughout construction for its strength, availability and resistance to heat and chemicals.
The fibres are too small to be seen with the naked eye, so the only way to know if a dwelling contains ACMs is through sampling and testing. It is essential that this is completed by professionals who know and understand all the risks associated with asbestos and have been trained to collect samples safely.