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What is an asbestos survey ? Information for renovators.

Renovators may benefit from an asbestos survey.

An asbestos survey is beneficial if you are unsure whether you have asbestos at your property or not. If you have asbestos, the survey will tell you where it is and what condition it is in. The survey will also guide you to manage the asbestos for the safety of anyone that may come in contact with it.

What is an asbestos survey?

An experienced asbestos contractor will conduct an audit of your property to identify materials containing asbestos. This includes taking samples of the suspected asbestos to confirm exactly what it is. The survey must contain particular information; details of the person conducting the survey, the location of the materials and laboratory test results. The contractor must also document the recommended actions that you should take.

Why do I need one?

The survey will identify asbestos that should be removed or managed during the renovation process. You should have the survey done before starting any work to your property. Before demolishing a property, you can get a survey done, so extra caution should be taken if asbestos is present. If you are about to purchase a property, you can also get an asbestos survey. Home buyers are usually working to a tight budget. Finding out about extra costs for the removal of asbestos is good to know before committing to the sale.

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Who can help me get the information that I need?

It is important to have a licensed contractor that has experience with asbestos testing and removal. At VLM Group we have the experience and qualifications to conduct a survey for your property.