Asbestos testing Warrington

Asbestos testing Warrington

Looking for asbestos testing in Warrington, Cheshire? Found some suspect building material that you think may contain asbestos?

Some common asbestos containing materials (ACM’s) you may find in a building are textured coatings, cement, sprayed coatings, insulation board and pipe lagging.

Testing involves taking single or bulk samples of any suspected ACM’s and having them analysed for asbestos fibers in an independent laboratory.

The results will determine whether asbestos is present, and if so, the type(s) found.

The 3 most common types of asbestos are Chrysotile, Crocidolite and Amosite.

But before any testing can be performed on the asbestos, a sample must first be taken of the suspect material.

This can be done yourself, although we would only recommend this if a piece of the material has already broken off.

If you are actually removing the material yourself, then we would advise extreme caution because of the risk of exposure to asbestos fibers.

Ideally, you should wear a protective respirator along with gloves and protective clothing.

Start by dampening the sample, placing it in a self sealing polythene bag, and then putting this in a second self sealing bag and labelling it before sending the sample off to be tested at a UKAS accredited asbestos testing laboratory.

We now sell full testing kits for people wishing to take their own samples and to send to the laboratory themselves. Please head to our sister website to purchase your asbestos testing kit by clicking on the button below.

Some people will not feel comfortable taking samples for safety reasons, and would much rather a professional take the sample(s) for them, which is where we come in.

How we can help obtain samples

If you require asbestos testing in Warrington or surrounding areas in Cheshire and don’t want to take samples yourself, then we can send one of our trained Asbestos Surveyors to your property to safely take a single sample or bulk samples for you.

Samples for testing of asbestos can be taken from any residential, commercial, industrial or public property in Warrington and surrounding areas across Cheshire.

asbestos testing Warrington
We use a UKAS accredited laboratory for all of our asbestos testing in Warrington

We will then have the samples tested for asbestos at our independent UKAS accredited testing laboratory in Warrington.

The samples will be analysed and you will receive the results of the asbestos testing usually within 24 hours, along with a sampling and testing report.

Our prices for asbestos sampling and testing with report start at just £125 plus VAT.

Do I need asbestos testing?

Not sure whether or not you need to arrange asbestos testing on your property in Warrington?

Providing you aren’t planning on doing any work that may disturb asbestos containing materials, such as decorating or refurbishment, then there is no need to test for the presence of asbestos.

However, if you are planning on doing any kind of remedial work to the property, whether it be a residential or commercial property, then you must arrange for asbestos testing to be done before commencing with any work, to determine the presence or absence of asbestos.

If you require more detailed information about the location, amount, type and condition of any asbestos containing materials (ACMs), or if you are the person responsible for maintenance of non domestic premises (duty holder), then you will need an asbestos survey, which we can help with too.

Book your asbestos testing in Warrington now!

For more information about our Asbestos Sampling and Testing in Warrington, or to find out more about our asbestos surveys in Warrington, speak to our team now on 0161 763 3727, or alternatively complete the form on this page and we’ll call you back.

We also provide sampling & testing in these areas:-


Asbestos awareness training

Did you know we also offer comprehensive Asbestos Awareness Training? We’ve provided training to thousands of companies through the UK both large and small enabling them to deal with certain aspects of asbestos themselves. To view full details of all our asbestos training courses in Warrington, please visit our dedicated asbestos training site for more information.

Latest News...
20th February 2024Asbestos, once hailed as a wonder material for its fire-resistant properties, has left a complex legacy across the globe, particularly within the construction industry. Its durability and insulating qualities made it a staple in buildings and homes, yet its hazardous impact on health is undeniable. Inhalation of asbestos fibres can lead to serious diseases, including […] [...] Read more...
30th January 2024Asbestos, once widely used in the UK for its heat-resistant properties, now poses a significant health risk in older buildings. Identifying this material is crucial for ensuring safety, particularly in structures built before the late 20th century. For experts at Armco, specialists in asbestos surveys and removal, the ability to detect asbestos accurately is vital. […] [...] Read more...
26th October 2023Asbestos once hailed for its heat resistance and insulation properties, has been extensively used in a myriad array of industries including construction, automotive and shipbuilding. However, its use has been significantly curtailed due to the serious health risks it poses when its fibres become airborne. The objective of this blog is to shed light on […] [...] Read more...
23rd August 2023Asbestos, once celebrated for its fire-resistant properties and durability, has left an indelible mark on public health and safety due to its carcinogenic nature. While significant strides have been made in asbestos management and regulation, the journey toward effective asbestos handling is far from over. In this article, we explore the exciting innovations and advancements […] [...] Read more...
13th July 2023Last Updated on 26th July 2023 by max2021 If you are concerned there might be asbestos in your home or workplace, one option you have is to test the area and material you suspect contains ACMs – Asbestos Containing Materials. This is not a commonly held skill. So like many people, you may head to […] [...] Read more...
24th May 2023The dangers of using a Bee Blower that contains asbestos Beekeeping is a beloved hobby that has been practised for centuries. However, it can also be dangerous if proper precautions are not taken. One of the lesser-known hazards of beekeeping is using bee blowers containing asbestos. If your supplier imported the equipment from China, it […] [...] Read more...
Get in touch