Asbestos Removal Liverpool
Providing you with a professional asbestos removal service
Modern Hygiene LTD has the knowledge and experience to safely and efficiently remove asbestos from your property. We offer complete asbestos management from surveying and sample analysis to removal and encapsulation. We can also provide a host of reinstatement services should this be required. According to The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012, if you own or manage a building you are responsible for the management of asbestos in the building and have a duty of care for the people working in, or on the building. Further information can be found at http://www.hse.gov.uk/asbestos/duty.htm As a registered asbestos removal specialist.
Types of asbestos:
Asbestos is a group of natural minerals and was a very popular building material from the 1950s until its ban in at the turn of the century due to its very hazardous impact on our health. The reason for its wide use was its desirable features such as sound proofing and fire and heat resistance. The 6 types of asbestos are-
- Chrysotile – The most common form found today in roofs, ceilings, walls and floors of homes and businesses.
- Amosite – Known as brown asbestos, it was used most frequently in cement sheet and pipe insulation.
- Crocidolite – Known as blue asbestos, it’s known for having the best heat resistance. Commonly used to insulate steam engines, found in some spray-on coatings, pipe insulation and cement products.
- Tremolite – Not used commercially, it was occasionally found in insulation products, paints, sealants and roofing materials.
- Anthophyllite – A grey-brown colour. Most commonly found in composite flooring.
- Actinolite – It’s not as flexible as the others. Most often found in metamorphic rock.
Asbestos can be found in the following sources:
- Sprayed asbestos-Generally used as fire breaks in ceiling voids and ducts
- Moulded or preformed lagging-Generally used in thermal insulation of pipes and boilers
- Fire breaks, panels, partitions, soffit boards, ceiling panels and around structural steelwork
- Insulating boards used for fire protection, thermal insulation, partitioning and ducts
- Some ceiling tiles
- Millboard, paper and paper products used for insulation of electrical equipment
- Wood fibreboards (asbestos paper as fireproof facing)
- Certain textured coatings
- Bitumen roofing material
- Vinyl or thermoplastic floor tiles
- Asbestos cement products-Generally used as full or semi-compressed into flat or corrugated sheets (roofing and cladding) and gutters, rainwater pipes and water tanks
If you need to check if there is asbestos in your building- act fast to comply with The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012.