Asbestos Decontamination Services
What is asbestos decontamination
Asbestos decontamination is the process of removing or neutralising asbestos fibres from a contaminated area or object. Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that was commonly used in construction materials such as insulation, ceiling tiles, and floor tiles before it was discovered to be hazardous to human health. Exposure to asbestos can cause serious lung diseases, including lung cancer and mesothelioma, and it is important to take immediate action to remove it when detected.
When is asbestos decontamination is needed
This can occur during construction or renovation work, or due to accidental damage or deterioration of the ACMs. Decontamination involves the removal of asbestos fibres from the affected area to ensure that the environment is safe and free from any asbestos contamination.
A real-life example of when asbestos decontamination might be necessary is during the renovation of a school building. During the renovation work, asbestos-containing insulation was accidentally disturbed, releasing asbestos fibres into the air. To ensure the safety of the students and staff, the affected area was sealed off, and a licensed asbestos contractor was called in to carry out a decontamination process.
We use specialist equipment and techniques to remove all traces of asbestos fibres, ensuring that the area was safe for occupancy.
What happens next when you call us to decontaminate your asbestos
Our asbestos decontamination process begins with a thorough inspection and assessment of the contaminated area. We use state-of-the-art equipment to test for the presence of asbestos and determine the extent of the contamination. Based on our findings, we develop a customized plan for the safe removal of asbestos fibres.
We use a variety of techniques to remove asbestos, including wet removal, encapsulation, and enclosure. Wet removal involves spraying the contaminated area with water to minimize the release of asbestos fibres into the air.
Encapsulation involves applying a special sealant to the contaminated material to prevent the release of fibres. Enclosure involves constructing a barrier around the contaminated area to prevent the spread of fibers.
Frequently Asked Questions
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The cost of asbestos decontamination can vary widely depending on factors such as the size of the contaminated area, the extent of the contamination, and the type of surfaces and objects that need to be decontaminated. As a rough guide, the cost of asbestos decontamination can range from a few hundred pounds for a small area to tens of thousands of pounds for a large, complex decontamination project. It's important to get a quote from a certified