Asbestos AIB Removal London
Asbestos Removal London UK cover the entire London and greater London area with regards to all Asbestos AIB Removal work, whether it's a Asbestos AIB Panel or Asbestos AIB Soffit, we will remove and dispose of all your asbestos AIB Licensed asbestos materials properly and legally.
Asbestos Insulating Board (AIB) London
What Is AIB?
Asbestos Insulating Board (also known as Asbestolux or AIB) was a type of board widely used in the building trade between the 1930s and 1980, at which point production was halted. It was popular because of its exceptional heat-insulating and fire-resisting properties. These properties were due to the fact that, as the name suggests, AIB contained asbestos, usually at a ratio of about 25-40%.
Is This A Problem?
In a word, yes. Now the health risks posed by asbestos are better understood, its usage has been regulated or banned all around the world. To quote the National Cancer Institute: “Loose asbestos fibres breathed into the lungs can cause several serious diseases, including lung cancer and malignant mesothelioma (cancer found in the lining of the lungs, chest, or abdomen)”. The most hazardous types of asbestos fibres are amosite and crocidolite. That is of particular concern in this case, as amosite is the most common form of asbestos used in AIB.
Can Anyone Remove AIB?
No. For one thing, except for under very specific circumstances (work of no more than an hour’s duration in a seven day period) it is illegal for non-licenced individuals to work with AIB. AIB is in the middle of the ‘friability on disturbance’ spectrum, which means there is a good chance that dangerous quantities of asbestos fibres will be released when it is worked on. Even short duration work of under an hour may require a licence and may result in the release of hazardous fibres.
As well as the legal aspect, the health risks are significant. Trained professionals have the knowledge and techniques to safely remove AIB. Anyone else attempting the job risks life-threatening long-term illness.
Why take the risk? Contact Asbestos Removal UK on 02080880271 for safe and affordable AIB removal.
How Is AIB Removed?
Each job is different, but all the methods we employ are highly specialised and are conducted in coordination with the UK government’s Health And Safety Executive, which has to be notified about all work undertaken. Broadly speaking, the effected area is quarantined in a special enclosure that prevents harmful fibres from escaping. The area is decontaminated and trained professionals remove the asbestos, which is transported to a licenced asbestos waste centre to be processed. The site undergoes a final decontamination, and as an added precaution air tests are conducted.
How Much Will It Cost?
This is difficult to say, as each job is different. The size of the job, the number of workers required on site, the remoteness of the location and the length of time it takes all play a part. If you want an indication of costs, contact us on 02080880271 for a free consultation or visit our website:
All asbestos is dangerous, but the high quantities of amosite and crocidolite found in Asbestos Insulating Board is particularly hazardous. Any time AIB is worked on or disturbed it could release large quantities of asbestos fibres into the air. Inhaling these fibres can lead to lung cancer and other chronic respiratory illnesses. Under the law, only licenced professionals like Asbestos Removal UK are permitted to remove AIB. Call us today on 02080880271 and let our team of friendly and dedicated professionals take care of all your AIB removal needs.
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