Asbestos Removal Gravesend

Asbestos Removal Gravesend

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    Disposing of Hazardous Waste

    The mixing of various types of dangerous waste, such as asbestos with non hazardous material is prohibited.

    The process of disposing hazardous waste alongside non-hazardous waste at the same landfill site was prohibited in July, 2004. The Waste Acceptance Criteria (WAC) came into effect on 16 July 2005, which mandates waste producers to ensure their waste is compliant.

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    Asbestos Professionals on Roof

    Did You Know?

    A large amount of waste asbestos in Gravesend is corrugated roofing. According to The Land Registry, more than half (55%) of all industrial & commercial properties in the UK contain a white asbestos cement roof with fibre content between 10-15%

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    Gravesend Asbestos Removal

    Dedicated Asbestos Experts

    With over 25 years experience, we securely and safely discard all types of dangerous materials for customers in Gravesend:

    • Corrugated Garage Roofs
    • Cement Roofing Shingles
    • Guttering, Fascias & Soffits
    • Millboard
    • Rollboard Insulation
    • Suspended Ceiling Tiles
    • Floor Tiles
    • Artex Textured Ceilings & Walls
    • Acoustic & Decorative Ceiling Plasters
    • Cement Pipes
    • Heating & Ventilation Duct Insulation
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    Waste Consignment Note

    We provide a ‘Waste Consignment Note’ issued on conclusion of work, plus documented copies are held on file for three years in full compliance with Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012.

    Under the Hazardous Waste Regulations 2005, waste consignment notes should be completed either by the producer or the carrier with comprehensive information relating to key data, including:

    • Quantity in Kilograms
    • Chemical & Biological Components of Waste with Concentrations
    • Physical Form
    • Hazard Code(s)
    • Container Type, Number & Size
    • Proper Shipping Name
    • Any Special Handling Requirements
    Asbestos Fibres

    What is Asbestos?

    Principally used as a building compound during the last century, asbestos is a fibrous mineral which is now recognised to be exceptionally hazardous to health.

    Due to its natural strength, as well as heat resistant capabilities, it understandably made for a suitable building material if it were not so dangerous for one’s health.

    Made of several minerals, asbestos belongs to the serpentine and amphibole families of rock minerals.

    Whilst different types of asbestos have varying degrees of danger, all asbestos is considered dangerous to health.

    Anyone subjected to asbestos fibres is at serious risk of developing various forms of cancer.

    Caution Asbestos Sign

    Why Is Asbestos Hazardous?

    Asbestos becomes hazardous when the fibres are damaged or unsettled, and are unleashed into the atmosphere.

    If those fibres are inhaled, it can lead to a number of diseases, of which most are futile to treat and can become fatal.

    These include:

    • lung cancer
    • ovarian cancer
    • malignant mesothelioma
    • laryngeal cancer
    • asbestosis
    • pleural thickening

    Many leading health agencies classify every kind of asbestos as being carcinogenic.

    Some of these investigations attempted to classify toxicity levels in asbestos, and concluded that Chrysolite, the serpentine asbestos category, is by far the poorest in terms of threat to health.

    Pile of Broken Asbestos Roof Sheets

    Types of Asbestos

    There are six types of asbestos, which come under either the amphibole or serpentine mineral categories, which are:

    • Chrysotile (White Asbestos)
    • Amosite (Brown Asbestos)
    • Anthophyllite
    • Crocidolite (Blue Asbestos)
    • Actinolite
    • Tremolite

    Chrysolite is the only variety to come under the serpentine group, which incidentally is the most deadly.

    Its form is often formed of curly fibres and sheet crystals.

    The other five come under the Amphibole group which have different fibres, frequently described as needle-shaped.

    Although not as lethal as serpentine-based asbestos, they are still viewed as being highly dangerous.

    Asbestos Removal All Across the South East

    Essex

    • Aveley
    • Basildon
    • Billericay
    • Braintree
    • Brentwood
    • Canvey Island
    • Chadwell St Mary
    • Chelmsford
    • Chigwell
    • Clacton-on-Sea
    • Colchester
    • Epping
    • Grays
    • Halstead
    • Harlow
    • Harwich
    • Loughton
    • Maldon
    • Rayleigh
    • Rochford
    • Saffron Walden
    • South Woodham Ferrers
    • Southend-on-Sea
    • Stanford-le-Hope
    • Tilbury
    • Tiptree
    • Waltham Abbey
    • Walton-on-the-Naze
    • Wickford
    • Witham

    East & West Sussex

    • Burgess Hill
    • East Grinstead
    • Bexhill-on-Sea
    • Bognor Regis
    • Brighton
    • Chichester
    • Crawley
    • Crowborough
    • Eastbourne
    • Hailsham
    • Hastings
    • Haywards Heath
    • Horsham
    • Hurstpierpoint
    • Lewes
    • Littlehampton
    • Newhaven
    • Peacehaven
    • Polegate
    • Portslade-by-Sea
    • Saltdean
    • Seaford
    • Selsey
    • Shoreham-by-Sea
    • Southwick
    • St Leonards
    • Uckfield
    • Westergate
    • Woodingdean
    • Worthing

    Surrey

    • Addlestone
    • Ashtead
    • Banstead
    • Camberley
    • Caterham
    • Cobham
    • Cranleigh
    • Dorking
    • Egham
    • Epsom
    • Esher
    • Ewell
    • Farnham
    • Frimley
    • Godalming
    • Guildford
    • Haslemere
    • Horley
    • Kingston upon Thames
    • Leatherhead
    • Oxted
    • Redhill
    • Reigate
    • Richmond
    • Staines
    • Walton-on-Thames
    • Warlingham
    • Weybridge
    • Windlesham
    • Wokingham

    Our Fleet Also Covers Every London Borough

    Contact us for all your asbestos removal needs, wherever you're based in London or the home counties.

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    We have the capability to provide a high quality and efficient service, to locate and identify any suspect hazardous materials. Our service is fast and efficient, backed up by extremely competitive rates. So speak to KD Asbestos first!