Positive Asbestos Test to Brand New Kitchen

We were contacted by the client and were notified that they were experiencing an escape of water in their kitchen. Instantly, an appointment was made to attend the property to access the damage which had be caused and find the source of the leak.

Upon our arrival, our leak detection team completed visual inspection throughout the property. The engineered hardwood flooring had swelled up around the kitchen sink.

When tested, the moisture meter profiling presented high moisture readings on the adjacent wall and within the flooring.

Further inspection was carried out through an endoscope survey to check the dishwasher. However, this indicated that there were no leaks found.

With the approval of the client the kitchen plinth was removed, with a section of the kitchen unit, and an endoscope survey was completed, presenting the leak to be on the cold water feed.

The cold water feed was repaired to stop the leak and the affect areas were assessed to see what type of drying they would require.

In total the drying took approximately 2 to 3 weeks. However, it was recommended that the affect areas were tested for asbestos.

A sample of the affect area was taken and send off to be analysed for any traces of asbestos. When we got the report back it was shown positive for Chrysotile which was present in the floor tiles and bitumen. Because of this, asbestos treatment was arranged to remove this from the property.

Following the schedule of work we created, the client allowed us to reinstate their property with our trusted and vetted contractors. We worked closely with Howdens to create and duplicate the original design of the kitchen before the damage was caused; provide our client with a new kitchen.

During the reinstatement period, we arrange alternative accommodation for the client to stay at while the work was being completed. We do this to ensure that we do not disrupt their day-to-day living.



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