Are you one of the many homeowners or business owners in Hampshire dealing with asbestos floor tiles? Asbestos was widely used in construction materials throughout the 20th century, including floor tiles. Asbestos fibers can be harmful if inhaled, and therefore, it is necessary to remove these tiles with care to minimize the risk of asbestos exposure.
At Affordable Asbestos Removal Hampshire, we understand the importance of safe asbestos removal. As a professional asbestos removal company in Hampshire, we have years of experience in dealing with asbestos-containing materials such as floor tiles. In this guide, we will walk you through the steps we take to safely remove asbestos floor tiles and dispose of them properly.
Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that was widely used in construction materials from the 1940s to the 1980s due to its properties of insulation, strength and resistance to heat and fire. While asbestos is no longer used in construction today, buildings erected during that time period may still contain various types of asbestos-containing materials, including floor tiles.
Asbestos fibers are microscopic and can become airborne when disturbed, potentially causing severe health problems if inhaled. Asbestosis, lung cancer, and mesothelioma are some of the long-term illnesses linked to asbestos exposure.
Installing asbestos floor tiles was common practice in the past due to their durability and heat-resistant properties. However, most asbestos-containing tiles have a lifespan of about 30 years, which means many buildings have exceeded that lifespan by now. This means that asbestos floor tiles are likely to have deteriorated and pose a significant risk of asbestos exposure if they are not removed safely.
Removing asbestos flooring tiles is not a DIY job. Asbestos fibers can easily become airborne if not handled correctly, causing total contamination of the work area. That's why it's essential to hire a professional asbestos removal company for this task.
At Affordable Asbestos Removal Hampshire, we follow a strict process for the safe removal of asbestos floor tiles:
Before we begin any work, we need to prepare the work area to minimize the risk of asbestos fibers becoming airborne. We close all windows and doors and seal off the work area with plastic sheets. We also ensure that any HVAC system in the building is turned off to prevent the spread of asbestos fibers.
Our team will then safely remove asbestos floor tiles in accordance with approved methods from the Health and Safety Executive, providing low exposure levels to asbestos dust. We capture, bag, and seal waste material in special thick polythene sacks before removing it from the premises.
After we remove the asbestos floor tiles, it is essential to dispose of the waste correctly. Asbestos waste is hazardous, and it requires special handling and disposal. Affordable Asbestos Removal Hampshire always disposes of asbestos waste in an authorized hazardous waste landfill site licensed by the Environment Agency.
After the removal of the asbestos flooring tiles and waste, we decontaminate the area according to regulatory-approved methods, ensuring that the work area is safe to leave clean for further use.
Asbestos abatement studies are an essential aspect of asbestos removal. These studies can be carried out either as part of a larger asbestos survey or independently. Abatement studies identify exactly how much asbestos is present in the flooring and indicate the most efficient course of action based on the amount, location and condition of the material.
Professional asbestos abatement studies carried out by our team here at Affordable Asbestos Removal Hampshire identify:
All our abatement study reports are compliant with the relevant legislation, including the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012.
After the safe removal of asbestos flooring tiles, it's essential to install new flooring that doesn't contain asbestos fibers. At Affordable Asbestos Removal Hampshire, we provide a wide range of asbestos-free flooring options that are suitable for any residential or commercial building.
Our flooring installation technicians are highly trained and experienced, ensuring that you get a high-quality finish. Plus, you can rest assured knowing that your building is asbestos-free.
At Affordable Asbestos Removal Hampshire, we provide professional, affordable, and reliable asbestos removal services in Hampshire and the surrounding areas. We have years of experience in handling asbestos floor tiles, providing complete asbestos abatement services that meet regulatory standards.
Our services also extend to asbestos sampling, asbestos surveys, and asbestos management plans. We are dedicated to providing safe and compliant asbestos services to homeowners and business owners across Hampshire and the South East of England.
Our professionals are experienced and trained to ensure that we keep to the strict health and safety requirements of our industry, ensuring that neither our staff nor clients are impacted by any health hazards that may arise during the asbestos removal process.
If you need asbestos floor tiles removal services in Hampshire, Affordable Asbestos Removal Hampshire is your best bet for safe and efficient asbestos removal. Get in touch with us today by phone at 01962 458066 or by email at [email protected], and we'll be glad to help you. Also, visit our website at affordable-asbestos-removal-hampshire.co.uk to learn more about our services.