KT10 asbestos sampling and testing
If you come across suspect materials in your home in Cobham but do not want a detailed survey, we also offer a comprehensive asbestos sampling and testing service. We will arrange a site visit and then have samples tested at a UKAS-accredited laboratory and have the results turned around to you quickly.
Why is it so important to understand more about ACMs? Sadly, even though it was banned from use in 1999, asbestos is still thought to be responsible for 5000 deaths every year. Asbestos refers to a group of naturally occurring minerals that were widely used before they were banned, particularly during the 70s and 80s, within construction ACMs can be found in multiple locations including in cement, flooring, ceiling materials, or pipe lagging.
If asbestos is in good condition, it will pose very little risk to your health but when fibres become dislodged and airborne that can be breathed in. This causes a number of diseases including asbestosis, lung cancer, and mesothelioma.