UK Asbestos Removal
Asbestos Services Swansea, South Wales, UK
We provide an asbestos removal service for commercial and domestic clients in Swansea, Neath, Llanelli, Carmarthen, and all surrounding areas at very competitive prices.
Careful consideration is required with regards to the removal of any material that is suspected to contain asbestos. Strict guidance is provided by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) with regards to the removal of asbestos.
Bardic & Asbestos
Over the years, it has been established that it is not just tradesmen and asbestos removal operators who are at risk of asbestos-related illness, but residents and occupants can be at greater risk of illness if removal isn't carried out in the right manner. Operatives generally wear the appropriate personal protective equipment; however, when occupants move back in, there is no such protection, and an assumption is made that the identified area is asbestos-free. However, if correct removal and decontamination procedures have not been followed, then the occupants are at greater risk of infection than before the removal process commenced. If you are considering the removal of asbestos yourself, we strongly recommend viewing the linked video for a summary of the product and associated risks.
Bardic Group have been established for 30 years and reputation has been everything to us during that time, resulting in long lasting working relationships with clients such as Western Power, Timet UK and First Group. To have been able to establish such long lasting relationships we have had to take our Safety Procedures very seriously. Accreditation from bodies such as Constructionline and Chas assist to demonstrate out commitment to safe working practices.
If you are not sure of what asbestos is present at your premises or whether there is any present at all, we can assist with a survey. We will tell you exactly what is present and provide you with removal costs. On occasion, it may be cheaper and easier to panel out or cover an area as an alternative to removal. We will assist you with all feasible options.
What types of asbestos that can cause problems
Brown asbestos, commonly known as amosite asbestos, is one of the most dangerous forms of asbestos. Amosite is mostly mined in South Africa and has sharp, brittle, needle-like fibres that are easily swallowed.
Actinolite asbestos is dark in colour and features sharp, needle-like fibres that are easily ingested while airborne. Other minerals found in actinolite include calcium, magnesium, iron, and silicon. Previously, actinolite
was utilised in cement, insulating materials, paints,
sealants, and drywall.
Anthophyllite, like other amphibole asbestos varieties, is made up of long, needle-like fibres that are easily breathed into the lungs. Anthophyllite is made up primarily of magnesium and iron and can range in colour from brown to yellowish. Anthophyllite, one of the more uncommon types of asbestos, was not widely employed in consumer items but can be found in some
cement and insulating materials.
Crocidolite asbestos, sometimes known as blue asbestos, is the most dangerous of the amphibole family of asbestos. Crocidolite is made composed of very fine, sharp fibres that are very easy to inhale. Crocidolite has been linked to more illnesses and deaths than any other form of asbestos, according to research.
Crocidolite was rarely employed in commercial items due to its low heat resistance compared to other forms of asbestos. Crocidolite was utilised in a variety of items, including cement, tiles, and insulation.
Tremolite asbestos is a heat-resistant mineral that may also be woven into cloth. Tremolite, like other amphibole asbestos, has sharp fibres that are easily swallowed or ingested. Tremolite is no longer mined, and it is the cause of many asbestos-related cancers and disorders. Tremolite is a milky white to dark green mineral that can be found in other minerals like talc and vermiculite. Tremolite was once utilised in paint, sealants, insulation, roofing, and plumbing materials, among other things.
The most common type of asbestos is chrysotile, which accounts for 90 to 95 percent of asbestos used in buildings in the United States. Chrysotile asbestos is utilised in a range of asbestos insulation and fireproofing products because of its heat resistant characteristics and flexible strands that may be woven into fabric.