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Professional Asbestos Survey & Testing Specialists

We conduct comprehensive asbestos surveys in Essex, which involves a thorough examination to identify and assess the any materials containing asbestos (ACMs) within structures across the county. Our certified asbestos surveyors perform surveys throughout the southeast of England, sticking to the rigid guidelines and rules set by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

AJC Environmental surveyors will diligently check your property, paying close attention to places where asbestos is typically found, including roofingchimneys, and flooring materials. We gather specimens of materials that raise concern and subject them to comprehensive laboratory investigation to accurately confirm the presence and asbestos type.

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In Essex, testing asbestos entails a thorough analysis of samples obtained from materials suspected of containing asbestos fibres. Accredited laboratories conduct these tests following established protocols and standards. The primary goal is to determine the presence and the specific type of asbestos accurately.

Our team of extensively trained experts is entrusted with the task of securely collecting the samples while implementing necessary safety measures to minimise any potential release of asbestos fibres.

Once the samples arrive at the laboratory for asbestos testing, they undergo  meticulous analysis. The analysis uses special techniques like polarised light microscopy (PLM) or transmission electron microscopy (TEM). These advanced methods enable the identification and classification of asbestos fibres in the samples.

Asbestos Reports

A thorough asbestos survey report in Essex provides in-depth information regarding the findings acquired throughout the asbestos survey. Skilled asbestos testers compile this report, which generally encompasses a concise summary outlining the purpose and scope of the survey, along with pertinent details such as property information, survey date, and the names of the surveyors involved.

Within the report is a section that concisely summarises the main results and recommendations found from the survey. This section highlights any notable asbestos-related matters or areas of concern.

The report also describes the survey methodology employed, explicitly stating whether it was a Management Survey or a more comprehensive Refurbishment/Demolition Survey. It outlines the areas surveyed and describes the techniques used, including visual inspections, sampling, and analysis.

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Survey Results

Within the Essex survey report, you’ll find extensive information concerning the presence of ACMs. Whether hidden beneath layers of construction or glaringly obvious, the report provides exact details on their whereabouts. Through careful examination and documentation, the survey identifies the condition of the materials, shedding light on their potential risk level.

Visual Aids

For clarity, the survey report has visuals to  illustrate the identified ACMs. This  representation is a valuable tool for understanding the extent and nature of the asbestos materials. By adding photographs, diagrams, and sketches, the report is clearer for readers, helping property owners see the extent of the asbestos.

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Assessing Risks

The survey report evaluates multiple factors to help you understand the possible risks of ACMs. These considerations include the materials’ condition, location, and the likelihood of disturbance or damage. By carefully studying these variables, we can assign a risk rating to each ACM, enabling informed decision-making regarding their management.

Recommendations for ACM Management

Drawing from the survey findings and risk assessment, the report gives recommendations for managing the identified ACMs. These suggestions are tailored to suit the unique characteristics of each case, ensuring a targeted and practical approach. Based on the level of risk and compliance requirements, recommendations may include asbestos encapsulation, ongoing monitoring, or complete removal.

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The Asbestos Register

Embedded within the report is an asbestos register detailing every aspect of the identified ACMs. From their precise location to the type, condition, and risk assessment, this register acts as an indispensable reference for future management and maintenance endeavours.

Legal Obligations

The report serves as a wake-up call to the building management or property owner, emphasising their legal obligations in managing asbestos risks. It sheds light on the Control of Asbestos Regulations, guiding compliance. Furthermore, the report outlines specific actions required to meet regulatory requirements, ensuring the responsible management of ACMs and safeguarding the well-being of all.

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What Are The Dangers Of Asbestos?

The thought of asbestos lurking within your property can be very distressing. When inhaled, it’s a silent killer that can cause irreparable harm to your health without you even realising you are in contact with asbestos fibres. 

The risks associated with asbestos are alarming, to say the least. Even though the government banned almost all use of this hazardous material in 1999, it’s still present in many Essex buildings and homes. When disturbed, it releases microscopic fibres that can wreak havoc on your lungs, leading to serious and often fatal illnesses like lung cancer and mesothelioma.

Mesothelioma is a type of cancer that almost always develops due to asbestos exposure. It typically starts in the tissue layers covering each lung and can quickly spread, leaving little to no time for effective treatment.

The scariest part is that asbestos fibres are so tiny that they can easily go undetected, lingering in the air and making it easy to inhale them unknowingly. Over time, they can cause scarring and inflammation in your lungs, making it harder for you to breathe.

We understand how unsettling this may seem, but we’re here to help. Our expert team of contractors has the knowledge and experience to identify and safely remove asbestos-containing materials from your property. With our professional Essex asbestos surveys and removal services, you can rest easy knowing that your house is safe, and your health is our top priority.

Is There Much Asbestos In Essex?

Many buildings in Essex, mainly the older ones constructed before the 1990s, may have asbestos lurking within their walls, floors, and ceilings. 

To start, it’s crucial to identify any asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) in your building through asbestos surveys, testing, and analysis. This will enable us to develop a customised asbestos management plan that outlines the best action for safely removing and disposing of ACMs.

At AJC Environmental, we’re dedicated to providing Essex’s most reliable and effective asbestos removal services. With our expertise and commitment to safety, you can trust us to manage any potential risks and keep you and your building safe from harm.

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As well as asbestos surveys and testing, we also offer asbestos removal. Visit our asbestos removal in Essex page to find out more.

Why Hire Us For Essex Asbestos Services?

Only qualified and accredited contractors should perform asbestos removal. With over a decade of experience providing asbestos removal services in Essex and other parts of the southeast, our team of experts has the knowledge and expertise to develop an asbestos management or removal strategy tailored to your building. We make sure all ACMs are safely cleared and disposed of in compliance with UK rules and guidelines.

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Contact The Essex Asbestos Surveyors

Our professional asbestos surveyors are fully trained, experienced, and insured. We will help you with any asbestos-related project, large or small.

As well as asbestos surveys and testing, we also offer asbestos removal. To find out more, visit our asbestos removal in Essex page.

Call 07928 715450 for more information on our asbestos removal and surveys in Essex, or fill out our form online, and we will be in touch with you as soon as possible.

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