Advanced Asbestos Abatement Services provides the complete solution to asbestos control whether you are a company, homeowner or business owner. Our company is backed by over 15 years of Industry experience. As a Business that thrives on customer satisfaction, we are proud to offer personal, tailored and professional service in all asbestos projects that we undertake. We Utilize and Adhere to strict UK/EU guidelines when removing Asbestos, and carrying out surveys. We as a Company believe in fair pricing and integrity. We do not believe in outsourcing or subcontracting removals as we believe in accountability.

Our "4" Key areas of operation are:

  • SERVICES - Surveys, Consultancy, Lab Analysis, Removal, Disposal and Training. We tailor our services to suit your needs. We’ll put your mind at ease whether you’re in need of a rapid on-site Analysis or an Urgent Removal. We’re equipped to handle all sorts of situations.
  • SUPPLIES - We manufacture and provide Abatement Materials, Consumables, PPE, Tools and other Products used for Asbestos Abatement. We also provide rentals of certain equipment.
  • SOLUTIONS - To Develop and Innovate new and better ways to handle, remove or preserve Asbestos Containing Materials.
  • RAPID ANALYSIS - We are able to provide instant on site results using our “MicroPHAZIR AS”. The MicroPHAZIR AS is a Handheld Asbestos Analyzer that provides instant results without compromising accuracy. Please refer our Analysis tab for more in depth information.



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    Asbestos is basically a group of naturally occurring mineral silicates. The name asbestos comes from a Greek word meaning “unquenchable or indestructible.” There are two main mineralogical classifications of asbestos — serpentines and amphiboles —. Each classification is further sub-divided as follows:

    Serpentine Asbestos
  • Chrysotile.

  • Amphibole Asbestos
  • Amosite;
  • Crocidolite;
  • Tremolite;
  • Anthophyllite;
  • Actinolite.
  • The serpentine family consists of only chrysotile or “white” asbestos. It is a hydrated magnesium silicate having long wavy fibers that are white or off-white. Within the amphibole family, only amosite and crocidolite have had significant commercial use. Amosite is often called “brown” asbestos and has much straighter and shorter fibers than chrysotile. Crocidolite is referred to as “blue” asbestos and has long straight fibers much like amosite. The Chrysotile form accounts for approximately 90% of current world consumption


    The main properties that make asbestos useful are its incombustibility, It is also effective as a reinforcing or binding agent when combined with cement or plastic. Building materials containing asbestos in a bound form are typically found in the following locations and products:

    Building exteriors
  • Asbestos cement siding panels – flat, corrugated, shingles or accent panels;
  • Asbestos cement soffits – flat or perforated panels;
  • Asbestos cement roof panels – corrugated;
  • Roofing felts and mastics;
  • Loose fill insulation in exterior wall cavities (vermiculite).

  • Flooring
  • Vinyl asbestos tiles (VAT);
  • Sheet vinyl flooring (asbestos paper backing);
  • Floor leveling compound.

  • Ceilings
  • Asbestos cement ceiling tile;
  • Acoustic and stippled finishes;
  • Plaster or drywall jointing materials.

  • Walls
  • Plaster or drywall jointing materials;
  • Thermal spray;
  • Asbestos cement panels.

  • Service areas
  • Insulation in boiler rooms — boilers, vessels, pipes, ducts, incinerators, floors, ceilings, walls;
  • Fan rooms — insulation on pipes, ducts, chillers, floors, ceilings, walls;
  • Machine rooms — insulation on pipes, ducts, floors, ceilings, walls;
  • Wall cavities, insulation above ceiling spaces — pipe and duct chases, pipes, ducts.

  • Structural
  • Fireproofing spray on beams, decks, joists, columns and other structural members.

  • Pipes (insulation on either exposed or concealed pipes)
  • Steam and hot water heating supply and return lines;
  • chilled water lines;
  • Rain water and sanitary lines — asbestos cement or bell and spigot cast iron, insulated or bare pipe;
  • Gaskets in flanged pipe joints.

  • Miscellaneous
  • Incandescent light fixture backing;
  • wire insulation;
  • Elevator brake shoes;
  • heating cabinet panels (asbestos cement);
  • Emergency generators – thermal insulation and exhaust manifolds;
  • Fire stopping;
  • Theatre curtains;
  • Welding blankets and screens;
  • Incinerators – internal insulation;
  • Cooling towers – panels and fill;
  • Duct expansion/vibration isolation joints.

  • Building products containing asbestos in an unbound or loosely bound form include:
  • Insulating cements;
  • Sprayed insulation — fire resistant, acoustic, thermal, condensation control;
  • Textiles — not saturated, for lagging, curtains or clothing.

  • The list of products containing asbestos which are used in applications other than Construction include:
  • Bound-fibre products;
  • Brake linings, brake blocks, clutch facings;
  • Gaskets, packings;
  • Plastics;
  • Textiles and catalyst supports.
  • Asbestos is an invisible killer because you cannot see it with the naked eye and it has no odor when released into the air. Asbestos fibers are more than 1,200 times thinner than a human hair. When released into the air, the air-borne fibers quickly circulate throughout the contaminated area. If inhaled, these fibers become trapped in lung tissues. Extensive medical research has shown that asbestos fibers can cause lung cancer and mesothelioma, a cancer of the tissue that lines the chest cavity. Worse, the fibers linger permanently in the lungs and can trigger these illnesses a minimum of 10 years up to 60 years after the initial asbestos exposure. Other cancers related to asbestos exposure include cancer of the larynx, trachea, stomach, colon and rectum. While these types of cancer are much rarer than asbestos induced lung cancer, their true incidence is unknown. However, autopsies do show the presence of asbestos in the cancerous tissues.

    Generally, you can't tell whether a material contains asbestos simply by looking at it, unless it is labeled. If in doubt, treat the material as if it contains asbestos and leave it alone. You may want to have your premises inspected for asbestos-containing materials by a trained and accredited asbestos professional if:

  • You are planning to remodel the premises/ (remodeling can disturb building materials)
  • Your building has damaged building materials (like crumbling drywall and insulation that is falling apart)

  • A trained and accredited asbestos professional should take samples for analysis, since a professional knows what to look for, and because there may be an increased health risk if fibers are released. In fact, if done incorrectly, sampling can be more hazardous than leaving the material alone. Taking samples yourself is not recommended.

    If building materials in your premises aren’t damaged and won’t be disturbed, you do not need to have your premises tested for asbestos. Material that is in good condition and will not be disturbed (by remodeling, for example) should be left alone.

    If you think there may be asbestos in your property, don’t panic.

    Asbestos-containing materials that aren’t damaged or disturbed are not likely to pose a health risk. Usually the best thing is to leave asbestos-containing material alone if it is in good condition.

    Generally, asbestos-containing material that is in good condition and will not be disturbed (by remodeling, for example) will not release asbestos fibers.

    Asbestos-containing materials may release fibers when they are disturbed, damaged, removed improperly, repaired, cut, torn, sanded, sawed, drilled or scraped. Keep an eye on asbestos-containing materials and visually check them over time for signs of wear or damage.

    If you suspect material contains asbestos, don't touch it. Look for signs of wear or damage such as tears, abrasions, or water damage. Damaged material may release asbestos fibers. This is particularly true if you often disturb it by hitting, rubbing or handling, or if it is exposed to extreme vibration or air flow.

    For slightly damaged asbestos-containing material, sometimes the best way to deal with it is to limit access to the area and not to touch or disturb it. If asbestos-containing material is more than slightly damaged or if you are going to make changes in your home that might disturb it, repair or removal by a trained and accredited asbestos professional is needed.

    Asbestos Do's and Don'ts

  • Do leave undamaged asbestos-containing materials alone.
  • Do keep activities to a minimum in any areas having damaged material that may contain asbestos, including limiting access to any materials that may contain asbestos.
  • Do take every precaution to avoid damaging asbestos-containing material.
  • Do have removal and major repair done by people trained and qualified in handling asbestos. It is highly recommended that sampling and minor repair also be done by a trained and accredited asbestos professional.
  • Don't dust, sweep, or vacuum debris that may contain asbestos.
  • Don't saw, sand, scrape, or drill holes in asbestos-containing materials.
  • Don't use abrasive pads or brushes on power strippers to strip wax from asbestos flooring. Never use a power stripper on flooring that may contain asbestos.
  • Don't sand or try to level asbestos flooring or its backing. When asbestos flooring needs replacing install new floor covering over it, if possible.
  • Don't track material that could contain asbestos through the premises. If you cannot avoid walking through the area, have it cleaned with a wet mop. If the material is from a damaged area or if a large area must be cleaned, call an asbestos professional.

  • If You Have an Asbestos Problem

    If the asbestos-containing material is more than slightly damaged or could be disturbed, there are two types of actions that can be taken by trained and accredited asbestos professionals: repair and removal.

    Repair usually involves either sealing or covering asbestos material. With any type of repair, the asbestos remains in place.

  • Sealing (encapsulation) involves treating the material with a sealant that either binds the asbestos fibers together or coats the material so fibers are not released. Pipe, furnace and boiler insulation can sometimes be repaired this way. This should be done only by a professional trained to handle asbestos safely. Example of sealant ( FOSTER SEALANT)
  • Covering (enclosure) involves placing something over or around the material that contains asbestos to prevent release of fibers. Exposed insulated piping may be covered with a protective wrap or jacket.

  • Removal may be required when remodeling or making major changes to your property will disturb asbestos-containing material. Also, removal may be called for if asbestos-containing material is damaged extensively and cannot be otherwise repaired. Removal is complex and must be done only by a trained and accredited asbestos professional. Improper removal may actually increase exposure to asbestos fibers.