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Asbestos Testing & Removal Service

On top of our range of Leak Detection Services and Fire & Flood Restoration, we offer a range of Asbestos Testing and Removal Services to customers across the local area. All our technicians are trained in asbestos awareness & testing, understand where asbestos is found and the risks. As you’d expect, with this, we follow careful Health & Safety practices and regulations. We offer these services to domestic and commercial customers.

Asbestos Testing and Removal - York and Yorkshire
Asbestos Testing and Removal

Our team has a great deal of experience in dealing with asbestos in properties of all types, large or small. This includes dealing with a ceiling leak. So if you think you might have asbestos containing materials (ACMs) in your property, contact us today to discuss how we can carry out asbestos testing for you. As you’d expect, these asbestos testing services require expert knowledge and experience, which we have in our team. If the results of the asbestos testing are positive, we will share with you the exact details of what type of asbestos is found (each has different levels of risk) and can work with you, if you are interested, to get the asbestos removed from your property.

We provide asbestos services in the York and Yorkshire Coast Region, including North Yorkshire, East Yorkshire, South Yorkshire and Teesside. We’re an established and reputable local company, operating in the area for over 20 years.

If you have a need for asbestos testing or removal at your property, we can help. Contact our friendly local team for help today to discuss this.

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Some Common Types of Asbestos Testing and Removal Materials

Asbestos Testing - Textured Coated Ceiling. York, Yorkshire.
Asbestos Testing – Textured Coated Ceiling

Textured Ceiling

Textured coating surfaces, often found on ceilings may contain asbestos materials.

Asbestos Testing - Thermoplastic 'Marley' Tiles. York, Yorkshire.
Asbestos Test – Thermoplastic ‘Marley’ Tiles

Floor Tiling

‘Marley’ Tiles / Thermoplastic tiles can have asbestos containing materials in them.

Asbestos Testing - 'Artex'. York, Yorkshire.
Asbestos Testing – ‘Artex’ Ceiling

‘Artex’ Ceiling

Artex‘ or similar decorative ceiling textures can contain asbestos materials.

Asbestos Testing - Roofing Materials. York, Yorkshire.
Asbestos Testing – Roofing Materials

Roofing Materials

Things such as corrugated roofing materials may have asbestos containing materials.

Asbestos Waste - Building Materials Waste
Asbestos Waste – Building Materials Waste

Asbestos Waste

Waste building materials may include asbestos containing materials in them.

Asbestos Testing - Fibre, York - Yorkshire
Asbestos Testing – Fibre

Asbestos Fibres

Chrysotile (‘White’), Amosite (‘Brown’), Crocidolite (‘Blue’) – Serpentine & Amphibole

For more information see our guide – where is asbestos found?

Asbestos Testing - York and Yorkshire Coast
Asbestos Testing – York and Yorkshire Coast

Asbestos Testing Services

Asbestos Testing Services – York and Yorkshire Coast

We provide asbestos testing in York and the surrounding Yorkshire area, to local customers.

Our dedicated and experienced staff can help if you think you might have asbestos in your property and would like it testing for you.

We provide this service to domestic and commercial customers, including landlords and tenants.

We aim to send our asbestos sample tests off on the same business day which means we could provide test results in as little as 48hrs in some instances. We work with bSure, who are experts in asbestos in the UK. Our technicians are accredited through their training and accreditation programmes and receive annual refresher courses to keep their skills and knowledge up to date.

Rainbow Restoration has technicians in the network who are trained to carry out Notifiable Non Licensed Work (NNLW) of asbestos removal. These technicians are required to attend annual training courses and are regulated under the UK HSE guidelines. This can be very useful when looking at, for example, a leak in floors that may have asbestos containing materials in it, including underfloor heating leaks. On the subject of the health & safety, see our guide to CLP Hazard Symbols

We offer a variety of professional services to our customers, including asbestos testing and removal. We provide much more than leak detection services in properties, we are able to help with many other things. So if you have had an incident at your property, we can help get it back to normal after an incident.

Damage to your property can be difficult to deal with with but our team will be there to help you with this problem, we are very experienced in dealing with such issues and proudly offer a professional and local service in the area.

Other Specialist Services:

We also offer specialist cleaning services including:

  • Biohazard Cleaning – including trauma scene or blood clean-ups
  • Odour Control – removal of unpleasant, bad or persistent smells in your property
  • Virus Cleans – after an outbreak at your home or business (including Covid)
  • Graffiti Removal – helping to remove unsightly graffiti on various surfaces
  • Furniture Restoration – including French Polishing, after a fire or leak
  • Rug Cleaning – helping remove dirt and stains from your rugs
  • Floor & Carpet Cleaning – including wooden and tiled floors
  • Smoke Damage – after a fire at your property, removing soot and smoke damage
  • Builders Clean – removing the dirt and debris after construction work
  • Jet Washing – one of our exterior cleaning services
  • Deep Cleaning – including property clearance and waste disposal
  • Sewage Clean up – safely treating and removing sewerage from properties
  • High Access Cleaning – cleaning at high levels inside and outside properties
  • Sanitisation – disinfecting and cleaning up to remove bacteria and viruses
  • ATP Testing – cleanliness testing on surfaces, including kitchens and hospitality
  • Contents Storage – after a fire, flood or other incident at your property
  • We also offer a local Covid Cleaning service (and other virus cleans)

If you are interested in finding out more about hygiene test, see our article on ATP Testing. Our page explaining different fire classification groups is useful too.

All of our technicians are trained and experienced in trace and access too, including commercial leak detection – helping to find your leaks in places not visible to the naked eye. If you have a water leak, they can help find it. Wherever possible using non-destructive methods so as not to cause any further damage or disruption to your property. We only use destructive methods if it is necessary to access an active water leak.

We work with many of the UKs biggest insurance companies to help them and their customers, they trust us to deliver a great service and so can you. We can also provide insurance grade reports for you too.


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How do you test for asbestos?

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Professional asbestos testing companies such as ourselves, safely take samples of asbestos from places which are suspected to be possibly asbestos – this can include textured coated ceilings, thermoplastic floor tiles, bitumen adhesive etc. These samples are sealed and sent to a professional asbestos testing laboratory, with the results available within just a few days and they (a) confirm if asbestos is present in those samples and (b) determine what type of asbestos is in the materials. This allows you to help decide next steps.

How long does it take to check asbestos?

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After an asbestos sample has been taken safely by a qualified tester, it is immediately sent of to our partner laboratories who confirm if asbestos is present or not, and if it is, what type of asbestos it is (there are many different types with different risks). Once the sample is sent, results are usually available within 2 to 3 working days. For example, a test sent on Monday would usually be available by Wednesday, or Thursday at the latest. At this point, the report of asbestos results is available and will be shared and explained.

Should I test for asbestos?

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If you suspect you have asbestos containing materials in your home or business and want to know for sure, especially if it is disturbed, fragmented, cracked or damaged then get it tested by a professional asbestos testing company such as ourselves. This is also the case if it is going to be disturbed, for example if you are doing building, redecoration or renovation work as this is more likely to expose the material fibres which is a health risk. We can do asbestos sampling and testing to determine if asbestos is there and, if so what type of asbestos. This will help determine next steps. Call us for more information and advice.