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Be Free of Asbestos

Why Remove Asbestos?

If you need help removing asbestos from a building in The Wirral or North Wales, Pilkington Asbestos Removal Services Ltd can help. We offer services which include asbestos removal to all buildings being refurbished or demolished require a survey for necessary asbestos treatment work can begin.

Asbestos was commonly used in older buildings, derived from silicate rocks which have been crushed. This produces very fine fibres which have been connected to mesothelioma cancers, in addition to lung cancer, pleural plaque, and asbestosis, all of which are dangerous. For this reason, asbestos is now being removed from buildings

Get speedy and professional asbestos surveys and advice from Pilkington Asbestos Removal Services. We work in Rhyl, The Wirral and throughout all of North Wales.

01745 350 257

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There are 3 main types of asbestos found in premises:

Blue Asbestos (Crocidolite) - from the Amphibole group of minerals. It is a Sodium, Iron and Magnesium Silicate with blue straight fibres. It is hydrophobic with decomposition temperature of 800°c.

 

Brown Asbestos (Amosite) - from the Amphibole group of minerals, containing Iron and Magnesium with pale brown needle like fibres. It is hydrophobic with a decomposition temperature of 600°c - 900°c.

 

White Asbestos (Chrysotile) - from the Serpentine group of minerals. It is a Magnesium Silicate with curly flexible white fibres with splayed ends and kinks. It is hydrophilic with a decomposition temperature of 800°c - 850°c

 

Asbestos containing materials we remove and dispose of:

  • Asbestos Insulation Boards

  • Asbestos Floor Tiles

  • Asbestos Bath Panels & Toilet Cisterns

  • Asbestos Garages, Sheds & Outbuildings

  • Corrugated Asbestos Sheet Roofing

  • Asbestos Soffits, Downpipes & Guttering

  • Asbestos Concrete Boards

  • Asbestos Concrete Water Tanks

  • Asbestos Cement Cladding

  • Asbestos Flue Pipes & Ducts

  • Textured Asbestos Wall Coatings (Artex, Wallpaper & Textured Paint)

  • Asbestos Fire Doors

  • Asbestos Containing Roof Felts

  • Asbestos Window Sills

  • Asbestos Sprayed Coatings

  • Asbestos Fuse Boards & Gas meter enclosures

  • Asbestos Pipe Lagging

  • Asbestos Wall Cladding

  • Asbestos Spray Coatings

Asbestos Surveys And Sample Analysis

At Pilkington Asbestos Removal Limited we appreciate the anxiety caused by finding suspected asbestos in your home or business. Because of this we supply a quick, clear and concise results within 24 hours.

The sampling process will be based on the types of Asbestos containing material present. All of our sampling will be done in accordance with CAWR 2012.

 

All samples will be analysed by an independent UKAS accredited laboratory.

 

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Asbestos removal procedures

Following the identification of asbestos our own fully trained asbestos removal specialists are able to provide a comprehensive removal, treatment and disposal service.

 

As asbestos removal contractors licensed by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) all works are carried out in accordance with the HSE regulations and guidance notes. Our staff undertake continual medical checks as required under the terms of our license.

Disposal of all the removed asbestos is carried out in accordance with Special Waste Regulations 1996.

 

Each job is given its own programme of works. This will include a detailed site specific Method Statement out lining the works that are to be carried out and also documenting all risk factors.

Typically, the part of the building from which asbestos is being removed has to be sealed off in order to prevent contamination of the other areas. Methods of sealing off an area often include the use of Polyethine film, duct tape negative air pressure machines which are fitted with HEPA filters.

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The idea is that the contained area is pulling fresh air in as to not allow asbestos fibers into the surrounding environment.

Only a special vacuum cleaner that's designed for asbestos containment (class H) can be safely used when cleaning up during and after asbestos removal. Ordinary vacuum cleaners cannot be used, even those fitted with a HEPA filter. An ordinary vacuum cleaner will expel the asbestos fibres into the room air.

Where necessary an independent accredited analyst will be asked to carry out necessary air monitoring and visual inspection.  Where applicable a site clearance certificate will be issued by the analyst upon satisfactory assessment of the four stages of clearance, which is  as follows:

 

  • Stage 1:    Preliminary check of site condition and job completeness

  • Stage 2:    Thorough visual inspection

  • Stage 3:    Clearance air monitoring

  • Stage 4:    Final assessment post enclosure / work area

 

The following steps are taken when removing Asbestos:

  • We will seal off the area with an airtight  enclosure;  this is a temporary structure built with metal frames and heavy duty polythene. The enclosure  has three chambers, to create a controlled measure sealed air lock. This structure stops Asbestos fibres spreading through the air to other areas.

  • We then put the  enclosure under negative pressure using an air extraction machine fitted with a High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filter, creating negative pressure to remove harmful ambient asbestos fibres from the air.

  • Our operatives will then revise the risk and method statements for the site when they arrive, to ensure works go to plan.

  • All operatives wear personal protective equipment which consists of; overalls, respiratory masks, gloves and hard wearing boots.

  • Operatives enter the enclosure through each of the 3 entrance chambers individually, ensuring no air escapes.

  • The removal of Asbestos  Materials begins using appropriate professional equipment and specialist methods.

  • All asbestos  materials are double-bagged, taped and sealed in bags with asbestos warning labels on them, and taken for transit for disposal.

  • Once the main removal of Asbestos materials is complete, we use specialist cleaning equipment to remove any harmful dust & debris and continue to run the air extractor.

  • Once the job is complete the air is tested for asbestos fibre levels.

  • When the levels of Asbestos fibres in the air are at a safe & satisfactory level set by the Health & Safety Executive, the enclosure is then dismantled and removed.

 

Encapsulation

Should Asbestos be discovered in fair condition and unlikely to be damaged, then you may decide to seal and encapsulate the Asbestos to make it safe, rather than removing it.

 

The decision to choose between removal and Asbestos encapsulation can be challenging so our experts are always happy to advise you on the most appropriate and effective solution to your Asbestos issue.

 

What is Asbestos Encapsulation?

 

Asbestos Encapsulation involves applying specialist coatings to the Asbestos Containing Materials, protecting them from any further age degradation, cracking, flaking or impact damage and sealing over any exposed edges that could release Asbestos fibres into the air.

 

As the Asbestos is left in place, its condition must be regularly monitored for safety.

 

Benefits of Asbestos Encapsulation

  • Involves minimal disturbance to the asbestos - minimising risk.

  • No Asbestos removal or disposal involved - lowering cost.

  • Asbestos encapsulation is quick to apply - minimal disturbance to property occupants.

  • Makes the environment safe by removing the danger of harmful asbestos fibres in the air.

  • Easier than asbestos removal in hard to access areas

Waste Transfer Station

PARS Ltd are permitted through The Environment Agency to operate a waste transfer station.

 

Our waste transfer station is operated solely by us, ensuring we can offer an reliable and cost effective disposal service.

As a company we follow strict procedures whenever carrying or disposing of waste and comply with a full paper trail from removal to landfill and will supply you with a Consignment note as proof of safe disposal.

Removing Asbestos

We Remove All Forms of Asbestos

Get Fully-Licensed Teams for the Work

Once a survey has established that asbestos is present, Pilkington Asbestos Removal Services can then help companies to treat and remove the problem.

 

Our fully trained teams will provide a comprehensive abatement, removal and disposal service, allowing you to carry on with your restoration or demolition work.

You need your asbestos removal to be to a high standard, which is where our teams come in. All of our work is carried out to HSE regulations and requirements, and our staff regularly take medical checks to comply with our license.

We are able to remove all forms and varieties of asbestos, including:

• Asbestos cement sheeting

• Brown asbestos

• Asbestos pipe lagging

• White asbestos

• Asbestos insulated roofs and walls

• Blue asbestos