Without testing your item it is very difficult to say if it contains asbestos or not. Asbestos fibres are only visible through a microscope so if you are concerned that your item may have asbestos in it, its worth having it sampled and tested to give you peace of mind.
It is really important to know what kind of asbestos is in your sample and when your samples are accompanied by our reports we can advise you on the safest way forward.
Our surveyor will take small inconspicuous samples or scrapings in a plastic zip lock bag, this bag then gets labelled and sent to our labs for processing.
Our UKAS recognised laboratories will take this sample and put it into a clear box where it will be opened safely and then analyzed under a microscope, they will then be able to tell if there is any asbestos present in the sample and identify what kind of asbestos it is.