Asbestos Removal and Survey Specialists in Fleet
Asbestos Removal, Surveys and Testing Services in Fleet, Farnborough, Guildford, Reading, Basingstoke and surrounding area
Tag Asbestos are asbestos surveyors specialising in the safe management and removal of asbestos materials in Fleet, Hampshire. We offer comprehensive Asbestos management services for domestic and commercial properties in Farnborough, Aldershot, Basingstoke, Guildford, Reading and the surrounding areas. Our team has over 20 years of experience within the asbestos industry, managing a variety of projects for both residential and commercial clients. With this experience, we offer a safe, professional, friendly and competitive yet cost-effective solution to asbestos work, no matter how big or small the project.
Our surveyors hold the P402 Sampling and Surveying qualification, giving you the peace of mind that your property will be surveyed and sampled to the highest level. We are registered with the Environment Agency for the removal and disposal of non-licensed asbestos-containing materials. Tag Asbestos offer demolition, removal and full asbestos management services.
Domestic and Commercial Asbestos Services
The Control of Asbestos Regulations requires that all asbestos materials be removed, transported and disposed of safely following the correct procedures. All asbestos waste removed by TAG Asbestos is done so in full compliance with applicable asbestos legislation.
We offer several services for domestic and commercial customers from garage roof removal to asbestos management surveys. Some of our services include:
• Asbestos Garage Removal
• Asbestos Roof Removal
• Asbestos Sheds and Outbuilding
• Artex and Textured Ceiling Removal
• Asbestos Floor Tile Removal
• Asbestos Water Tank Removal
• Asbestos Soffits Removal
• Asbestos Flue Removal
• Asbestos Sampling and Testing
• Asbestos Collection and Disposal
• Asbestos Home Surveys
• Asbestos Home Buyers Report
• Commercial Asbestos Removal
• Asbestos Management Surveys
• Refurbishment and Demolition Surveys
• Estate Agent Asbestos Reports
• Local Authority Contracts
• Commercial Asbestos Contract
Tag Asbestos specialise in the safe removal and disposal of Asbestos materials. We are qualified to remove all types of non-licenced asbestos and cover both residential and commercial properties in Fleet, Farnborough and the surrounding area. Our teams work with full clearances and hazardous waste documentation according to current regulations with minimum disruption to your home or business.
Asbestos Surveys and Testing
Asbestos can be very difficult to identify without sending off a sample for testing. An Asbestos surveyor will confirm the presence of Asbestos materials throughout your property and provide sufficient information for a risk assessment so that a management plan can be put in place. There are two types of survey depending on your requirements, a Management Survey and a Refurbishment and Demolition survey.
What is Asbestos and how to identify this danger in your home or business?
Asbestos is a term used to refer to six naturally occurring silicate minerals made of microscopic fibrous crystals including chrysotile, actinolite, amosite, anthophyllite, crocidolite and tremolite. Each fibre is composed of many microscopic ‘fibrils’ that can be released into the atmosphere by abrasion. Before its dangers were known, asbestos was used in buildings for insulation, flooring, roofing and sprayed on ceilings and walls. Asbestos is banned in the UK but buildings constructed before 2000 may still have asbestos in them.
Asbestos was a popular material used by many manufacturers in a variety of products designed to be heat resistant or fireproof. The mineral was used in insulation, cement, flooring, roofing and fireproof products. Asbestos was once used in thousands of products until 1999 when Asbestos Safety Regulations prevented new products from containing Asbestos. Any product exposed to high temperatures or friction is likely to contain asbestos. Homeowners with houses built before 2000 should be particularly careful. Asbestos can be deemed safe if properly contained but could become a health risk when damaged or removed. Asbestos materials may also become exposed due to wear and tear or after adverse weather conditions.
If asbestos inside your home or business remains intact and undamaged, it poses little risk. When asbestos is damaged or disturbed, tiny asbestos fibres are released into the air and exposure to these particles can cause serious health conditions including Cancer and Asbestosis. Symptoms of Asbestosis can appear years after the original exposure to asbestos. There’s no cure for asbestosis once it has developed, as it’s not possible to reverse the damage to the lungs.
According to recent studies, the health risks associated with asbestos type can vary, but all asbestos is dangerous and exposure to any type of asbestos can lead to cancers, asbestosis and other illnesses.
Locations in the home and business containing asbestos materials
Any product exposed to high temperatures or friction is likely to contain asbestos. Homeowners with houses built before 2000 should be particularly careful. Asbestos can be deemed safe if properly contained but could become a health risk when damaged or removed. Asbestos materials may also become exposed due to wear and tear or after adverse weather conditions. These products could potentially contain asbestos depending on the age of the building and the materials used in its construction. If you think your property could potentially contain Asbestos. Contact TAG Asbestos today
1. Asbestos Corrugated Roof
Corrugated Asbestos Cement Sheets were commonly used in the construction of roofs for Factories, Farms, Schools, sheds and outbuildings.
2. Textured Coatings and Artex
Asbestos Textured coatings were used on walls and in Artex for ceilings in council properties and commercial buildings.
3. Floor Tiles and Textiles
A plastic resin manufactured from ethylene and chlorine mixed with asbestos for greater strength and insulation.
4. Sprayed Coatings
An Asbestos spray paint often applied to walls, beams and steel structures to increase thermal protection.
5. Insulation Board
Insulation board containing Asbestos was often used as fire protection and sound insulation in wall linings, Ducts and Ceiling tiles.
6. Pipe Insulation or Lagging
Asbestos Lagging was a popular product in the public sector used in the construction of most public buildings and system built flats.
7. Ceiling and Floor Cavities
Asbestos insulation used in floor and ceiling cavities also used under linoleum, vinyl and asphalt floor tiles for padding and insulation.
Safely Removing Asbestos
Asbestos has been used in a wide variety of construction materials and although it's been banned since 1999, there are many domestic and commercial properties that still contain a lot of asbestos materials. You should never touch, move or dispose of asbestos-containing material on your own, it is very dangerous. Asbestos professionals are trained and certified in identifying, handling and properly disposing of this material. Asbestos can not be put in the bin or disposed in the normal way at your local waste and recycling centre. Asbestos requires specific packaging and labelling before disposal at designated locations.
If you manage the maintenance of any commercial property, you are also responsible for making sure that it's Asbestos safe, undamaged, monitored or removed safely. It’s also useful to understand that even though it’s been illegal to use asbestos in the UK since 1999, some rogue builders and contractors are known to have used it since then. So even when managing a domestic property built since 2000, take care to ensure that asbestos is not present. If you do not have a plan to deal with asbestos under the current regulations, you could face a fine of up to £20,000 or imprisonment for up to 12 months.