Midlands Asbestos Solutions Ltd (MAS) have been at the forefront of asbestos removal and management for over 30 years. In that time, we have worked on all sorts of projects from removing asbestos floor tiles and insulation to asbestos pipe lagging removal. But what is asbestos pipe lagging removal? We’re here to tell you everything you need to know about the risks of asbestos pipes and how we work to ensure your property is safe and secure.
Why is Asbestos dangerous?
Asbestos is one of the most dangerous substances used in the construction industry. This cost-effective material was used as an adhesive, insulation, panels, and other materials throughout the 20th century. It is only since the 1980s that we fully understand the risks of inhaling damaged asbestos fibres. Being exposed to these invisible fibres can lead to a wide range of health issues that often only develop years after the exposure.
Fortunately, our asbestos surveying and removal services are here to help you make sure you keep you, your family, or your employees safe from this invisible threat. One of the most difficult areas to remove asbestos from is piping and insulation.
Piping runs through the majority of buildings and is often hidden away. It’s only really when you find a pipe leaking that you think to check your pipes. If your building is an older build, or in any form of disrepair it’s worth getting a licensed asbestos specialist to inspect your pipe and insulation for signs of asbestos or damage. Exposing yourself to damaged asbestos pipes can lead to major illnesses like respiratory diseases.
When asbestos breaks up and becomes ‘friable’ fibres break free. Pipes are some of the trickiest areas to tackle and require professional equipment, knowledge, and safety practices.
So how do we help you get rid of Asbestos Pipes?
First of all, we carry out surveys and tests and use our lab to confirm that there is friable asbestos that needs removing. Once we carry out a survey, we’ll recommend a course of action.
Our teams will then carry out professional asbestos removal quickly and efficiently. We use the latest technology and insight to remove all traces of asbestos and dispose of it safely, all with the correct PPE in place. Once we have removed the asbestos, we dispose of the material safely away from your site. This complete service gives you the confidence to use your building without worrying about asbestos inhalation.
For a more in-depth break down of our services take a look at our 7 Simple Steps to Successful Asbestos Management blog.
What to look for in professional Asbestos removal
With all this said it’s important to make sure you choose an asbestos removal service that is professional and certified. All our contracts are in carried out under regulations and codes of practice. These include;
- Control of asbestos regulations 2012 L143
- The licensed contractors’ guide HSG247
- We are licensed by the HSE (Health & Safety Executive)
- We are full contracting members of ARCA (Asbestos Removal Contractors Association)
- We hold a Waste Carriers License (issued by the Environment Agency)
- We have CHAS (The Contractors Health & Safety) accreditation
- We are a member of Construction Line
If you need more information on pipes and other potential asbestos risks consult the HSE’s asbestos guide. This breaks down every possible place you may find asbestos.
We’re committed to helping you find, remove and protect from the dangers of asbestos. If you think you may have asbestos or even just want some peace of mind, contact us now for a free, no-obligation quotation. Our team of friendly experts is waiting to help you with any asbestos needs.Tags: asbestos, asbestos pipes, Asbestos removal, asbestos surveyor