Asbestos Removal Birmingham
Asbestos was widely used in UK building materials until the 1980s. It’s strength, resistance to heat and cost-effectiveness made it an obvious choice for insulation, roofing, or ceiling tiles. The hazardous nature of asbestos is now well documented and a complete ban on its use came into force in 1999. Public health bodies recommend that asbestos discovered or disturbed in domestic properties in Birmingham, should be removed immediately by licensed asbestos contractors.
Around 5000 deaths per year are estimated to be caused by exposure to asbestos. Despite a UK ban on the use of asbestos in all building materials in 1999, its effects are likely to be felt for decades to come. Asbestos was used in a wide range of commercial buildings across Birmingham right up until the 1980s; careful monitoring and its timely removal by licensed asbestos removal contractors is critical in order to minimise exposure to this hazardous substance.
There’s a high probability that domestic or commercial properties in Birmingham constructed between 1900-1980 contain asbestos. If undisturbed it’s considered a latent health hazard, but should the asbestos fibres be released into the environment as the result of renovation or refurbishment they would pose a serious health risk. As a provider of Birmingham asbestos removal, our HSE accredited third party consultants carry out surveys to identify the presence and location of Asbestos Containing Materials (ACMs) in your premises.
Professional Surveying and Asbestos Removal in Birmingham
Amianto are the leading asbestos removal contractors for Birmingham when it comes to the professional management of Asbestos Containing Materials (ACMs).
We manage and monitor ACMs through surveys which are carried out by our HSE accredited third party consultants; they assess the level of ACMs present, and test sample specimens at HSE accredited labs. Their testing processes are strictly in line with with current UK legislation, guaranteeing accurate results.
If a survey detects the presence of asbestos on your property, the Amianto asbestos removal team will ensure its safe removal and disposal. Once the removal is complete, a second survey is initiated, as well as air monitoring and assessment, to measure the environmental concentration of airborne fibes and conform that it complies fully with the ISO17025 standard.
Check whether your commercial or domestic premises in Birmingham contain asbestos by calling Amianto asbestos removal contractors.
All our asbestos removal specialists are skilled and experienced professionals in their field. As a highly recommended Birmingham asbestos removal company we provide a range of services:
Surveys and Testing – a survey will determine whether asbestos is present and in what form. Background monitoring checks determine the concentration of airborne fibres in the environment prior to removal.
Removal and Monitoring – throughout the asbestos removal process we undertake leak air testing to ensure that our control measures are effective and the integrity of the work enclosure is maintained.
Post Removal – once Birmingham asbestos removal is complete, we carry out a thorough visual inspection of the site, as well as air monitoring to check the post environment concentration of asbestos fibres.