Ceiling tiles are a common feature in many buildings. They are primarily used to provide insulation, absorb sound, and enhance aesthetics. However, older tiles may contain asbestos fibers that can be harmful to your health. Asbestos is a mineral fiber that is highly resistant to heat and fire. It was commonly used in building materials like ceiling tiles, vinyl flooring, and cement sheets until the 1980s when its dangers became widely known.
If you live in Hampshire or the South East of England and suspect that your ceiling tiles contain asbestos, it is vital to hire a professional asbestos removal company like Affordable Asbestos Removal Hampshire. In this landing page, we will explore the different types of asbestos ceiling tiles, how to identify them, and the best way to remove them safely and affordably.
Asbestos ceiling tiles are a type of suspended ceiling that was popular in buildings constructed from the 1950s to the 1980s. They were used primarily because asbestos fibers provided excellent insulation, were fire-resistant, and could be molded into different shapes and sizes.
There are several types of asbestos ceiling tiles, including:
VATs were commonly used in residential buildings, whereas AATs and CFATs were used in commercial and industrial buildings.
Identifying asbestos ceiling tiles can be difficult as they look similar to non-asbestos tiles. However, there are several signs that indicate the presence of asbestos fibers, including:
If you suspect that your ceiling tiles contain asbestos fibers, it is essential not to disturb them. Any disturbance can release asbestos fibers into the air, which can be inhaled and cause serious health problems like mesothelioma, lung cancer, and asbestosis.
Removing asbestos ceiling tiles is hazardous and should only be done by licensed and insured asbestos removal companies. Affordable Asbestos Removal Hampshire is a professional asbestos removal company that specializes in removing asbestos ceiling tiles safely and affordably.
Our experienced technicians follow strict guidelines set by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to ensure that asbestos fibers are not released into the air. We use the latest equipment and techniques to remove asbestos ceiling tiles without causing any damage to your property or affecting your health.
Our process involves the following steps:
Inspection: Our team will conduct a thorough inspection of your property to identify the type of asbestos ceiling tiles present and the extent of contamination.
Preparation: We will set up a containment area around the affected area to prevent asbestos fibers from escaping into other parts of your property.
Removal: We will use special tools and techniques to remove asbestos ceiling tiles carefully. The tiles are placed in sealed bags and disposed of at a licensed waste site.
Cleaning: The affected area is thoroughly cleaned using high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters to ensure that no asbestos fibers remain.
Air Testing: We will conduct air testing to confirm that the air is free of asbestos fibers.
Certification: We will provide you with a certificate of reoccupation to confirm that your property is safe to inhabit.
The cost of removing asbestos ceiling tiles can vary depending on the size of your property, the extent of contamination, and the type of asbestos tiles present. However, Affordable Asbestos Removal Hampshire offers affordable and competitive rates for our services.
We provide a free, no-obligation quote based on our inspection findings. Our transparent pricing policy means that there are no hidden costs, and we will not start work until you are happy with our quote.
Asbestos ceiling tiles are a common feature in old buildings, and they can pose a significant health risk if disturbed. If you suspect that your ceiling tiles contain asbestos fibers, it is essential to hire a professional asbestos removal company like Affordable Asbestos Removal Hampshire.
We are a licensed and insured company with years of experience in removing asbestos ceiling tiles safely and affordably. Contact us today on 01962 458066 or at [email protected] for a free, no-obligation quote or visit our website at affordable-asbestos-removal-hampshire.co.uk for more information.