Asbestos Ceiling Removal
Crucial Environmental has years of experience in carrying out the removal of asbestos ceilings and ceiling tiles from residential, commercial and industrial properties in the UK. If you believe you may have asbestos either contained in the materials of your ceilings or in ceiling tiles, it is natural to want to get the matter dealt with as soon as possible.
Our team can first carry out surveys and analysis on your ceiling to establish the presence of asbestos – we can then offer a full removal service. Please contact us today for more information or to book in an asbestos survey.
Ceiling asbestos removal and disposal
Asbestos ceilings are a relatively common feature in older buildings. Whilst it has been banned from use in the UK since 1999, the material had previously been used as an insulator, as well as having excellent fireproofing and acoustic quality, which means it is quite often found in walls and ceilings. Removing asbestos ceilings or ceiling tiles containing the material is one of our most common tasks, meaning we have years of experience in doing it properly.
Our ceiling and ceiling panel removal is carried out under strict conditions to ensure that the surrounding environment does not pose a threat. This includes conducting risk assessments, air monitoring, providing safety signage and using the correct equipment.
We remove the asbestos-containing materials as quickly and efficiently as possible while minimising the risk of asbestos exposure. On completion, we bring in an independent UKAS-accredited air monitoring company to test the atmosphere for levels of asbestos fibres.
Is it safe to live in a property with asbestos ceilings or ceiling tiles?
THIS DEPENDS ON A NUMBER OF FACTORS. FIRSTLY, IT SHOULD BE NOTED THAT IF THE ASBESTOS IS UNDAMAGED AND IN GOOD CONDITION THEN IT IS UNLIKELY TO POSE A THREAT TO HEALTH. IT IS ONLY WHEN ASBESTOS IS DISTURBED THAT IT IS DANGEROUS.
HOWEVER, IF AN ASBESTOS CEILING OR CEILING TILES ARE NO LONGER IN GOOD CONDITION THEN THEY CAN BE AT RISK OF GETTING DAMAGED AND RELEASING FIBRES INTO THE AIR. IF YOU ARE WORRIED ABOUT THE ASBESTOS IN YOUR CEILING, IT IS ALWAYS BEST TO SPEAK TO ASBESTOS SPECIALISTS
Does my ceiling definitely contain asbestos?
MANY INDIVIDUALS ASSUME THAT THEIR CEILING CONTAINS ASBESTOS – PERHAPS BECAUSE IT LOOKS SIMILAR TO PANELS OR TILES THAT YOU BELIEVE HAVE ASBESTOS IN THEM. HOWEVER, IT SHOULD BE NOTED THAT MANY PRODUCTS THAT LOOK SIMILAR TO ASBESTOS ARE NOT DANGEROUS. UNFORTUNATELY, IT ALSO WORKS IN REVERSE; MANY CEILINGS THAT LOOK COMPLETELY NORMAL MAY CONTAIN ASBESTOS.
THE ONLY WAY TO BE SURE IS TO HAVE AN ASBESTOS SURVEY CARRIED OUT. OUR ASBESTOS SURVEYS WILL ESTABLISH WHETHER ASBESTOS IS PRESENT – WE CAN THEN ADVISE YOU ON THE NEXT STEPS.
Can I remove asbestos ceiling tiles myself?
REMOVING ASBESTOS YOURSELF IS NEVER RECOMMENDED, UNLESS YOU HAVE THE RELEVANT TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE IN CARRYING IT OUT PROPERLY. MANY PROPERTY OWNERS BELIEVE THAT IF THEY FIND ASBESTOS, THE SAFEST SOLUTION IS TO SIMPLY REMOVE IT FROM THE VICINITY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE – HOWEVER, THIS IS A MISTAKE.
IF THE REMOVAL PROCESS IS HANDLED INCORRECTLY IT CAN RELEASE LARGE QUANTITIES OF ASBESTOS FIBRES INTO THE ATMOSPHERE, WHERE THEY CAN BE BREATHED INTO THE LUNGS.
If you are concerned about the ceilings or ceiling tiles of your property containing asbestos, it could be time to get in touch with professionals. At Crucial Environmental we have extensive experience removing ceiling asbestos from properties across the UK. To organise a visit to your property please give us a call today on 01903 297818 to speak to a member of staff. Alternatively, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you as soon as we can.