Asbestos Tile Removal from Floors
- Asbestos Tile Removal From Floors Quickly – Job Done within 2 Days.
- Flooring Safely and Properly Disposed of – On Job Finish.
- All jobs include an Asbestos Disposal Certificate – Within 14 days.
Floor Tile Removal (Marley Tiles)
Our costs are all fully inclusive with no hidden charges whatsoever. Minimum 12m2 charge. We do not remove the Bitumen (glue)
How much does it cost to remove asbestos floor tiles?
The price is dependant on the amount of tiles to remove, by knowing how big an area the tiles cover.
You can let us know the area, in metres squared (m2) or give us the length and width of each room where tiles need removing and we can confirm the cost.
The bigger the area, the more it will cost. The less the area, the less it will cost.
We do not remove the bitumen/glue. We only remove the floor tile.
Will the room need to be empty while you are removing the asbestos floor tiles?
Yes. Whilst we will use safety precautions, the room will need to be empty of any non fixed items.
Can some remain in the property whilst the job if being completed?
We do not recommend anyone stays in the property whilst the job is being completed.
How do I dispose of remove floor tiles?
Disposing of asbestos floor tiles requires careful handling and compliance with specific regulations because asbestos is a hazardous material. Here are the steps to safely dispose of asbestos-containing floor tiles:
- Confirm the Presence of Asbestos: Before proceeding, ensure that the floor tiles do contain asbestos. Asbestos was commonly used in flooring materials, especially in older buildings constructed before the 1980s. If you’re unsure, it’s essential to have a professional asbestos abatement contractor or an accredited asbestos testing lab confirm the presence of asbestos.
- Hire a Licensed Asbestos Abatement Contractor: In many regions, asbestos removal is a highly regulated process that requires the expertise of a licensed asbestos abatement contractor. These professionals are trained to safely handle and dispose of asbestos-containing materials. Do not attempt to remove asbestos-containing materials on your own, as it can be dangerous to your health.
- Obtain Necessary Permits: Depending on your local regulations, you may need to obtain permits for asbestos removal. Your licensed contractor will help you with this process.
- Prepare the Area: The contractor will create a containment area around the work site to prevent the spread of asbestos fibers. This typically involves sealing off the area with plastic sheeting and using negative air pressure to ensure that no asbestos particles escape.
- Wetting Down: Asbestos-containing materials should be kept wet during removal to minimize the release of asbestos fibers. This can be done using a water mist or a special wetting agent.
- Safe Removal: The contractor will carefully remove the floor tiles and any adhesive while wearing appropriate protective gear. Specialized tools and equipment are used to prevent damage to the tiles and minimize asbestos fiber release.
- Double-Bagging and Labeling: The removed asbestos-containing materials should be double-bagged in thick, heavy-duty plastic bags and labeled as containing asbestos.
- Transportation: The contractor will transport the asbestos waste to an approved disposal facility. It should be transported in vehicles specifically designed for hazardous materials and clearly marked as carrying asbestos.
- Proper Disposal: The disposal facility should be licensed and authorized to accept asbestos waste. The asbestos waste will be disposed of in accordance with local regulations, typically through encapsulation or burial in a designated landfill.
- Cleanup and Decontamination: After removal, the work area and any equipment used should be thoroughly cleaned and decontaminated. Air monitoring may also be conducted to ensure no asbestos fibers remain in the environment.
- Final Inspection: A final inspection should be conducted to confirm that all asbestos-containing materials have been safely removed, and the area is safe for occupancy.
Always ensure that you work with licensed professionals who have experience in asbestos removal to guarantee the safe and compliant disposal of asbestos-containing floor tiles. Attempting to remove asbestos materials without proper training and equipment can pose significant health risks.
What are asbestos floor tiles?
Asbestos floor tiles are floor tiles made with asbestos as one of the primary components. Asbestos is a naturally occurring silicate mineral known for its heat resistance, strength, and insulating properties. Due to these desirable characteristics, asbestos was commonly used in a wide range of construction materials from the 1920s to the 1980s, including floor tiles.
Typically, asbestos floor tiles are most often found in homes, schools, and buildings that were constructed or remodeled between the 1950s and 1980s. They might be 9-inch, 12-inch, or even larger tiles and can come in various colors and patterns.
There are concerns with asbestos floor tiles because when asbestos fibers become airborne and are inhaled, they can cause serious health problems, including asbestosis, lung cancer, and mesothelioma. However, intact and undisturbed asbestos floor tiles are generally not considered an immediate hazard since the asbestos is effectively locked within the tile material. The risk arises when these tiles are damaged, broken, sanded, or disturbed in a way that releases the asbestos fibers into the air.
If you suspect you have asbestos floor tiles in your home or building:
1. Avoid Disturbance: Do not sand, drill, or otherwise disturb the tiles.
2. Professional Assessment: If you’re concerned, have them professionally assessed. A certified asbestos inspector can take samples and have them analyzed to determine if they contain asbestos.
3. **Safe Removal**: If you choose or need to remove them, hire a licensed asbestos abatement contractor who has the proper training, equipment, and certification to handle and dispose of asbestos materials safely.
Today, the use of asbestos in new products has been banned or restricted in many countries due to the associated health risks. However, many older buildings still contain asbestos materials, so it’s essential to be aware if you’re dealing with structures from the era when asbestos use was widespread.
Asbestos Tile Removal From Floors
If you want asbestos floor tiles removing and disposing of then JS Removals are your No1 choice throughout the East Midlands and beyond. We have an experienced team waiting to help you to remove and dispose of any floor tiles that contain asbestos from domestic or commercial premises.
Because of its durable and thermal properties asbestos was an extremely common component for flooring tiles so it is no surprise to find it present in many floors of buildings constructed from the 1920s right up to the late 1990s.
These floors pose little risk to health whilst undisturbed so it is common to still find asbestos floor tiles within domestic houses as well as commercial and public places. Indeed, because of their durability it is also quite common to find several layers of asbestos containing floor tiles, laid one on top of each other. This has occurred simply because removing a layer is not the easiest thing to do. Removing Asbestos Tile Removal From Floors.
Should I Remove or Encapsulate Floors Containing Asbestos?
The easy answer is, if the floor tiles are likely to be damaged or disturbed during your renovations then it is probably safer to remove the problem entirely rather than to simply cover up the problem. This is also true for commercial premises where you have an ongoing responsibility to ensure that any asbestos contained in a building, including floor tiles, is properly managed.
Once you decide that you want to have your old asbestos floor tiling removed then you will want to turn to the professionals. After all trying to do this yourself is difficult, time consuming and risky. Much better to hand the job over to experts who will take the hassle out of the job, leaving you to get on safe in the knowledge that there are no harmful materials left in your floor.
Our teams have the required equipment and experience to safely remove and transport the floor tiles for safe disposal. We also conform to all health and safety guidelines whilst handling hazardous materials such as asbestos to ensure that everyone is kept safe during the removal.
We’ll limit the chance of airborne particles during removal and try to keep each tile intact wherever possible. All our experienced removers will wear full PPE to protect themselves from contamination. We’ll immediately double bag the tiles prior to loading onto our dedicated vans where they will be taken to a nearby disposal facility that will dispose of the tiles safely. Once all the asbestos floor tiles have been taken away, we will thoroughly clean the area with an H class vacuum to ensure that the whole area is uncontaminated.
Your Disposal Certificate
At the end of the process you’ll be provided with an Asbestos Disposal Certificate as your safeguard that the asbestos has been removed and all processes have been carried out in accordance with correct procedures.
Get in touch with JS Removals today to get a quote for safely removing asbestos floor tiles from your property. We’ll tackle any job from small, single room floors to whole building floor removal. See our other asbestos services here.