When should the Asbestos Material Test be done and who should do one?
The manufacture and use of asbestos has been banned in the UK since 1999. Buildings that were built before 1999 are more likely to contain asbestos. Asbestos in insulation, flooring, fibre cement, etc is only released when the material is disturbed, which can pose an enormous health risk.
The Asbestos Material Test for standard materials is ideal if you suspect an asbestos problem and want to protect yourself from asbestos fibres and man-made mineral fibres. Under the microscope, the presence of 1% asbestos can be detected. In order to help spot potential health threats caused by this hazardous substance, our accredited laboratory uses Scanning Electron Microscopy and state-of-the-art analytical methods.
Examples of man-made mineral fibres are slag wool, basalt wool as well as stone and glass wool.
These are commonly found in:
Ovens and fireplaces
Fire doors and mats
What kinds of samples can be analysed?
Brown and black bitumen adhesive
Flat seals and washers
Insulating material from night storage heater
Lightweight building boards
Mineral fibre insulating board
How does the Asbestos Material Test work?
All you have to do is send a sample of your material to our laboratory. The accredited German laboratory will take care of everything else using state-of-the-art analytical methods. The various methods used on the material range from microscope magnification through to ashing and acid treatment. After a short period of time you can view your results online or request for them to be posted to you.
Why choose IVARIO for asbestos testing?
With IVARIO you can test your air/dust and material samples for asbestos safely, quickly and precisely. After receiving your results, customer support on the phone and by email ensures you get the all-round support you need.