Disposing of waste heating oil

How to Dispose of Waste Heating Oil

If you have recently made the transition from oil to gas heating or have discovered an old, abandoned oil tank on your property, it’s important to properly dispose of both the tank and any remaining heating oil. In today’s article I discuss how to dispose of waste heating oil.

Don’t wait to dispose of your waste heating oil and old tank. The average cost of oil spill cleanup caused by a leaking oil tank is around 20,000 pounds.

If you require the removal of an old decommissioned oil tank and waste oil, please call Andrew on 07434 691 809 or andrew@removerr.co.uk.

Do Recycling Centres Accept Heating Oil?

NO, recycling centres across Northern Ireland only accept small amounts of waste motor oil (up to 10 litres) and cooking oil (up to 10 litres) specifically the type used in deep fat fryers. The Northern Ireland Environment Agency does not want the general public transporting heating oil due to the environmental risks associated with kerosene, in case of a spill.

During the process of removing an oil tank, it is common to find between 20 to 80 litres of waste oil at the bottom, depending on the tank’s size and shape.

Disposing of waste heating oil

Waste heating oil

How to Dispose of Waste Heating Oil

In Northern Ireland, the movement of hazardous waste is closely monitored and controlled, including waste heating oil. To dispose of contaminated heating oil, you must contact a licensed company that can transport the waste to a licensed waste facility capable of handling hazardous materials. Most waste heating oil is typically removed during the process of oil tank removal.

The Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) requires that the waste be properly consigned with a consignment number. This consignment number must be included on a pre-notification form that includes details such as the type of waste, your address, the company’s information, the waste facility details, and the collection date.

Waste Heating Oil Collection NI

If you require the removal and disposal of an oil tank, whether it’s plastic or metal, including the disposal of waste heating oil, please contact Andrew on 07434 691 809 or email: andrew@removerr.co.uk. Our waste license number is ROC UT 9390 (upper tier). You can verify our company’s license by checking the public register database with the Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Rural Affairs (DAERA).

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Plastic and metal decommissioned oil tanks

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Does home insurance cover oil tank leaks

Does Home Insurance Cover Oil Tank Leaks?

Does home insurance cover oil tank leaks? In most cases Yes. However, there are circumstances where an insurance claim for an oil spill may be invalid. Different insurance policies have various levels of coverage, and there may be capped limitations on the amount the insurance company will pay towards an oil spill.

The average cost of cleaning up a domestic oil spill is upwards of £20,000, and this cost can increase if the environment or your neighbours’ property/land is also affected. It is essential to ensure that you have the right insurance coverage in place in case your oil tank ever leaks.

Is your oil tank leaking or have you discovered an oil spill? If you reside in Northern Ireland, contact andrew@removerr.co.uk or call 07434 691 809.

Home Insurance and Oil Spill Claims

Outlined below is an example of home insurance cover provided by AXA insurance in relation to oil leaks. Please refer to your schedule for the specific details of your level of cover, including any overall limits that may apply.

1. Accidental Damage Cover:
If your home insurance policy includes accidental damage cover, you will be protected in the event of an oil leak caused by an accident in your home. This includes sudden and unexpected damage to oil tanks or pipes that results in an oil leak.

2. Trace and Access Cover:
Trace and access cover typically helps cover the cost of locating and accessing the source of an oil leak within your property. This can include the cost of removing and replacing any necessary fixtures or fittings to repair the leak.

3. Oil Contamination Cover:
If your home insurance policy includes oil contamination cover, you will be protected against the costs of cleaning up any oil spill or leak that has contaminated your property or any neighbouring properties. This cover may also extend to any damage caused by the oil leak, such as damage to soil, water sources, or plant life.

Always check with your home insurance provider to see if they cover oil leaks and if there are any limitations on your policy. As stated earlier, the average oil spill claim is £20,000, but it could be much higher.

Who is Responsible for an Oil Leak?

It is the responsibility of property owner storing heating oil on their premises to maintain the oil tank, boiler, and oil lines, as well as to have adequate insurance in place in case of an oil spill. If storing over 2500 litres or if the tank is located within 10m of a water source like a river or stream, a bunded oil tank must be installed.

If you rent a house in Northern Ireland and the oil tank leaks, causing damage to the property you rent and the adjacent neighbour’s property, it is the landlord who is responsible for the oil spill cleanup for both properties.

Oil spills can be incredibly destructive, as once the oil sinks into the ground, it can travel through the water table, which is groundwater that lies between sediments and cracks in rock. If this happens, it is not uncommon for the adjacent properties surrounding the original source of the oil leak to be affected.

Once heating oil seeps into the foundations of a house, the cost to rectify increases considerably, with the owners of the property having to move out.

Does home insurance cover oil tank leaks

Excavation of contaminated soil

How to Start an Oil Spill Claim?

If your oil tank is leaking and you need to file a claim with your insurance company, you have two options:

Option 1: Contact Removerr directly for oil spill cleanup at 07434 691 809 or email andrew@removerr.co.uk. We work with most insurance companies in Northern Ireland.

Option 2: Contact your insurance company directly. The process involves the following steps:

1) An initial assessment is booked, known as a walk-over, with a registered company in your area.
2) Tests are conducted to determine the extent of the oil spill, and a report is submitted to your insurance company.
3) Additional information may be required depending on the claim.
4) If your claim is approved, the contractor who conducted the assessment can begin the remediation work.
5) Upon completion of the work, a final report is submitted to your insurance company for the release of funds.

The timeframe from the initial assessment to completion of the work can vary from weeks to months depending on the severity of the damage.

Oil Spill Emergency Response NI

Removerr offers oil tank services throughout Northern Ireland. In the event of an oil leak or spill, we provide emergency oil spill response services. Our team will visit your location and drain the leaking tank, transferring the oil into a holding tank to prevent further environmental damage.

After stopping the source of the leak, we will assess the extent of the damage and can liaise with your insurance company if necessary. I hope this article has helped answer the question, does home insurance cover oil tank leaks.

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Selling a house with asbestos in Northern Ireland

Selling a House with Asbestos

Vendors selling a house with asbestos may often have concerns about the implications and whether they are obliged to disclose the presence of asbestos to potential buyers. These are common questions that come up during the selling process that I will address below.

It is common for homes built before the year 2000 to contain asbestos. Asbestos was widely used in construction for its versatility, strength, fireproofing, and insulation properties. Common areas where asbestos may be found in older homes include soffits, roof tiles, guttering, soil pipes, pipe lagging, insulation, packers, floor tiles, artex ceilings, and boilers.

If you have discovered asbestos in your property and reside in Northern Ireland, contact Andrew on 07434 691 809 or email andrew@removerr.co.uk.

Declaring Asbestos when I Sell my House

Selling a house in Northern Ireland that contains asbestos is not against the law, even though asbestos was banned in the UK in 1999. Despite the ban, a significant number of properties in Northern Ireland still contain asbestos. Homeowners are legally required to inform potential buyers of the presence of asbestos, but many people may not even be aware that their house contains asbestos without an asbestos report. This means that sellers may be unknowingly selling a house with asbestos present.

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During the home buying process, if the buyer is applying for a mortgage, the lender will offer the buyer multiple options to survey the property during their application process. It is advisable for the seller to disclose any knowledge of asbestos in the property, although they may not always be aware of its presence. Typically, properties built before 2000 should have a minimum of a Homebuyer Report level 2, as this survey is designed to identify the presence of asbestos.

The Homebuyer Report Level 1 and Level 2 are paid surveys that offer buyers a detailed report. The reports utilise a traffic light system, with RED indicating serious defects that need urgent repair or investigation. AMBER highlights defects that need attention for repair or replacement but are not urgent. GREEN signifies items that do not need repair.

Selling a house with asbestos

Free Mortgage Valuation (Level 1)

A basic report, used by a mortgage company to determine a property’s value, is also utilised to assess if the property is a suitable security for a loan application. This report does not inspect the property for the presence of asbestos, and the buyer does not receive a copy of this report.

Homebuyer Report (Level 2)

The homebuyer report is a detailed inspection designed for traditional properties in reasonable to good condition, typically built within the last 150 years using conventional materials. This survey aims to provide a comprehensive overview to help you assess potential future maintenance, repair, and restoration costs.

While the surveyor won’t conduct extensive investigations such as lifting floorboards or moving furniture, the report still offers valuable insights into the property’s condition. If asbestos is suspected, the report will either identify its presence or recommend further testing in specific areas. For a more in-depth survey, you may consider opting for the homebuyer report (Level 3) for a more thorough assessment.

Homebuyer Report (Level 3)

A level 3 survey is a comprehensive and detailed assessment of a property’s structure and condition, making it particularly useful for older buildings. This type of survey provides a thorough report that includes advice on necessary repairs, estimated costs and timelines for these repairs, and the potential consequences of neglecting the recommended actions.

By opting for a Level 3 survey, buyers can gain a deep understanding of the property they are purchasing and make informed decisions based on the findings provided.

Selling a House with Asbestos

The presence of asbestos in a house that is up for sale can have detrimental effects on both the seller and the buyer. Potential buyers may be deterred from purchasing a property with asbestos or may negotiate a lower price due to the cost and effort involved in its removal.

The type of asbestos present significantly impacts the cost of removal and replacement. External asbestos materials such as corrugated sheets, roof tiles, downpipes, guttering, and boiler flues are relatively safe if still intact, and their removal is not nearly as expensive as removing internal asbestos.

Cost to Remove Asbestos in Northern Ireland

Contact Removerr on 07434 691 809 or email andrew@removerr.co.uk if you are buying or selling a property in Northern Ireland and have discovered asbestos. Knowing the costs of asbestos removal will empower you to negotiate the best deal in your sale or purchase.

The primary task is to identify the presence, location, and type of asbestos in the property. Asbestos can impact the sale of a house, potentially leading to price negotiations. However, for interested buyers, don’t be deterred as there are instances where asbestos is found in small quantities that can be safely removed.

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Shed removal Newry, Co Armagh

Shed Removal Newry, Co Armagh

In a recent job inquiry from a customer regarding a shed removal in Newry, Co Armagh. We where asked to dismantle and dispose of a 18ft x 18ft wooden workshop that had been badly damaged due to a severe storm. Our task was to demolish the workshop and clear away all the debris, making way for a new metal fabricated shed to be installed on the existing foundation wall.

If you require the demolition and disposal of a wooden or metal sheds, workshops or garages regardless of size, please contact Andrew at 07434 691 809 or email andrew@removerr.co.uk.

Shed Dismantle and Removal Near Me

Prior to the removal a shed, the following should be considered.

Electric: Before demolition day, if the shed has an electric supply, it will need to be isolated. The electric supply may be wired in two ways: the shed may have its own independent consumer unit for the lights and sockets within the shed, or the electric supply may be directly wired into the property’s consumer unit, which may have its own isolating fuse. It is recommended to have a qualified electrician isolate the power first.

Contents: It is recommended that all items that are being kept are removed from the shed. We also advise removing any contents that need to be disposed of. Please notify us in advance if there are additional items that require disposal when inquiring about our services. There may be an additional charge for the disposal of extra items.

The Base: Typically, a shed sits on a series of breeze blocks and packers that provide support, improve airflow, and help level the shed. When dismantling the shed, the breeze blocks can be reused for a new shed or repurposed for other projects. Alternatively, the blocks can be removed altogether.

Shed demolition Newry, Co Armagh

Wooden workshop

Shed Removal & Demolition FAQ’s

Q: Access is limited at my property, will this affect the removal?

A: No, when there is issue with access, we simply cut the shed into smaller manageable sections for removal.

Q: How long does it take to remove a shed?

A: Depending on the size of the shed, it can take from 1 hour to 2 days to dismantle large wooden workshops.

Q: Can you remove the base, (breeze blocks) that the shed sits on?

A: Yes, please let us know in advance if you require the base to be removed as in some cases the base is reused for a new shed.

Q: Can you relocate my shed?

A: Unfortunately we only offer a shed dismantling and removal service, we don’t relocate sheds from one location to another.

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1 day to remove shed

Demolition Services NI

Removerr offers a range of clearance and demolitions services across Northern Ireland, popular locations include, North Down, Belfast, Lisburn, Portadown, Armagh, Downpatrick, Newry and the surrounding areas. Our services include, greenhouse removal, house clearances, oil tank removalasbestos removaloil spill response. If you would like to book a shed removal in Newry or would like further information, please contact Andrew at 07434 691 809.

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Shed removal Carrickfergus

Shed Removal Carrickfergus, Co Antrim

In a previous job inquiry from a customer regarding a shed removal in Carrickfergus, Co Antrim. We where asked to dismantle and dispose of a 18ft x 12ft garden shed that was no longer in use.

If you require the removal and disposal of a wooden or metal shed regardless of size, please contact Andrew at 07434 691 809 or email andrew@removerr.co.uk.

Shed Dismantle and Removal Near Me

Prior to the removal a shed, the following should be considered.

Electric: Before demolition day, if the shed has an electric supply, it will need to be isolated. The electric supply may be wired in two ways: the shed may have its own independent consumer unit for the lights and sockets within the shed, or the electric supply may be directly wired into the property’s consumer unit, which may have its own isolating fuse. It is recommended to have a qualified electrician isolate the power first.

Contents: It is recommended that all items that are being kept are removed from the shed. We also advise removing any contents that need to be disposed of. Please notify us in advance if there are additional items that require disposal when inquiring about our services. There may be an additional charge for the disposal of extra items.

The Base: Typically, a shed sits on a series of breeze blocks and packers that provide support, improve airflow, and help level the shed. When dismantling the shed, the breeze blocks can be reused for a new shed or repurposed for other projects. Alternatively, the blocks can be removed altogether.

Shed demolition Carrickfergus

18ft x 12ft large wooden shed

Shed Removal & Demolition FAQ’s

Q: Access is limited at my property, will this affect the removal?

A: No, when there is issue with access, we simply cut the shed into smaller manageable sections for removal.

Q: How long does it take to remove a shed?

A: Depending on the size of the shed, it can take from 1 hour to 2 days to dismantle large wooden workshops.

Q: Can you remove the base, (breeze blocks) that the shed sits on?

A: Yes, please let us know in advance if you require the base to be removed as in some cases the base is reused for a new shed.

Q: Can you relocate my shed?

A: Unfortunately we only offer a shed dismantling and removal service, we don’t relocate sheds from one location to another.

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Shed demolition (1 day)

Clearance Services NI

Removerr offers a range of clearance services in, North Down, Belfast, Lisburn, Portadown, Armagh, Downpatrick, Newry and the surrounding areas. Our services include, greenhouse removal, house clearances, oil tank removalasbestos removaloil spill response. If you would like to book a shed removal in Carrickfergus or would like further information, please contact Andrew at 07434 691 809.

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Greenhouse removal disposal Belfast

Greenhouse Removal in Belfast, Co Antrim

In a previous job inquiry from a customer regarding a greenhouse removal in Belfast, we where asked to dismantle and dispose of an old greenhouse that was no longer in use.

If you require the removal and disposal of a greenhouse regardless of size, please contact Andrew at 07434 691 809 or email andrew@removerr.co.uk.

How to Dismantle a Greenhouse

1) Begin by starting at the top of the greenhouse and gradually work your way down. The greenhouse glass is held in place by spring clips within the aluminum frame. These clips can be easily removed using either a pair of pliers or water pump pliers. Simply twist and pull the clips away from the frame to detach them.

Once all the clips have been removed, carefully slide the pane of glass out of the frame. Take caution as the glass is extremely fragile, measuring only 3mm thick.

After removing each pane of glass, stack them safely against a wall. It is recommended to stack them in piles of ten panes to prevent accidents or breakage.

Exercise caution when handling greenhouse glass, as it does not have the same safety features as glass typically found in household windows. Unlike safety glass, greenhouse glass can break into large, sharp shards, which may pose a risk of injury.

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Glass taped for transport

2) Once all the glass has been safely removed, you can begin dismantling the aluminum frame. There are two methods for disassembling the frame: either by loosening the nuts and bolts that hold it together or by cutting the frame into manageable sections using a reciprocating saw with a metal blade. Using a reciprocating saw is a faster option as it effortlessly cuts through the frame.

3) The final section to be removed is the foundation, which can vary depending on the installation of the greenhouse. In certain installations, the bottom L section of the frame is partially sunk into the ground and filled with concrete, serving as a foundation and anchoring the greenhouse. In other installations, the greenhouse may be placed on a small retaining wall, to which it is securely fastened. In both cases, the most efficient method for removing the concrete or foundation wall is to use a demolition hammer.

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Greenhouse removal & disposal

Greenhouse Removal and Disposal

Removerr offers a range of clearance services in, North Down, Belfast, Lisburn, Portadown, Armagh, Downpatrick, Newry and the surrounding areas. Our services include, greenhouse removal, shed removal, oil tank removal, water in oil tank, oil spill response. If you have any questions or would like further information, please contact Andrew at 07434 691 809.

Metal oil tank removal in Bangor, Co Down

Metal Oil Tank Removal in Bangor, Co Down

We recently received a job inquiry from a customer for a metal oil tank removal in Bangor, Co Down. The property was recently purchased, and the previous owners neglected to remove the oil tank following a gas conversion.

If you require the removal and disposal of a metal or steel oil tank, please contact Andrew at 07434 691 809 or email andrew@removerr.co.uk.

Oil Tank Removal and Disposal

Removing metal oil tanks is a bit more complicated than removing plastic ones, as demonstrated in this example. The specific oil tank in question held approximately 150 litres of oil and was raised on concrete blocks, with a wooden timber framed garage surrounding it.

When dealing with metal oil tanks, it is important to remember that although kerosene and diesel have a lower flash point compared to petrol, precautions must still be taken to prevent generating heat or creating an ignition source. To safely cut a metal tank, a technique called cold cutting is employed, which eliminates both sparks and heat.

How to Remove a Steel Oil Tank

1) Turn off the bottom outlet valve to stop the flow of oil into the fuel line
2) Cut a medium sized hole, usually at one end or the side of the tank using a cold cutting tool
3) Drain any remaining oil out of the tank using a fuel transfer pump
4) Disconnect any remaining pipes or connections attached to the tank, such as fuel lines
5) If the tank cannot be lifted out, carefully cut it into smaller pieces using a cold cutting tool designed for cutting metal.
6) Dispose of the tank and any remaining oil a licensed facility that can process hazardous waste

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Previously cut metal oil tank

Metal Oil Tank Regulations in Northern Ireland

To monitor and control the movement of hazardous waste, the Northern Ireland Environmental Agency classifies all oil tanks, whether made of metal or plastic, as hazardous waste. To move a metal oil tank a consignment number must be purchased and allocated to a prenotification form, which is then sent via email to the hazardous waste team. This form contains important information such as the customer’s address, collection date, type of waste, estimated weight, contractor details, and the address of the hazardous waste facility.

For domestic metal oil tanks, a minimum notice of 1 day is required prior to collection. On the other hand, commercial metal oil tanks require a minimum notice of 3 days before they can be collected.

Oil Tank Services Northern Ireland

Removerr offers a range of oil tank services in, Bangor, Belfast, Lisburn, Portadown, Armagh, Downpatrick, Newry and the surrounding areas. Our services include oil tank replacement, oil tank removal, water in oil tank, oil spill response. If you have any questions or would like further information, please contact Andrew at 07434 691 809.

Are asbestos fibres visible to the human eye

Are Asbestos Fibres Visible to the Human Eye?

Are asbestos fibres visible to the human eye? The simple answer is NO. Asbestos fibres cannot be seen by the human eye; they are microscopic in size, with diameters ranging from 0.1 to 20 micrometers. In comparison, asbestos fibres can be up to 700 times smaller than a human hair.

The Dangers and Types of Asbestos Fibres

Asbestos is primarily made up of six minerals that occur naturally: chrysotile, amosite, crocidolite, tremolite, anthophyllite, and actinolite. Chrysotile is the most common type and has long, curly fibres, while amosite and crocidolite fibres are typically straight and needle-like. Regardless of the type or shape, all asbestos fibres are not visible to the naked eye.

Chrysotile is the most commonly used type of asbestos, It is mostly found in various construction materials such as roof tiles, corrugated sheets, cement boards, gutters, downpipes, soil pipes, soffit boards, boiler flues, and gaskets.

Chrysotile asbestos is considered to be relatively safer compared to other forms because during its manufacture, it is mixed with other materials to create a cement slurry. This mixing process binds the fibres within the material, reducing the risk of exposure to the fibres.

Are Asbestos Fibres Visible to the Human Eye?

The image below showcases the remarkable size difference between asbestos fibres and a human hair. These fibres are so incredibly small that they cannot be seen without magnification, emphasising their danger.

Asbestos fibres vs human hair

Asbestos fibres vs human hair

If you reside in Northern Ireland and discover asbestos on your property, contact andrew@removerr.co.uk or call 07434 691 809. We are experienced in removing various types of asbestos, including corrugated sheets, roof tiles, cement boards, boilers flues, soil pipes and guttering.

Asbestos is considered hazardous waste, and in Northern Ireland, it is necessary to inform the Northern Ireland Environmental Agency (NIEA) at least three days before its collection. As part of this process, customers will receive a copy of the paperwork submitted to the NIEA as proof of our compliance.

Popular areas we cover across NI, Belfast, Londonderry, Lisburn, Newry, Newtownabbey, Enniskillen.

How to test for water in your oil tank

How to Test for Water in Your Oil Tank

Water in an oil tank may occur due to condensed moisture or a leak from a crack or an ill-fitted filler cap. When a sufficient amount of water enters the tank and spills into the fuel line, it prevents the boiler from functioning since the kerosene fuel becomes contaminated and water does not burn. How to test for water in your oil tank? the process is actually quite simple and only requires a few minutes of your time.

Water Finding Paste for Oil Tanks

To check for water in your heating oil tank, you will require two items: water finding paste and a long stick or pole that can reach the tank’s bottom. The widely used water finding paste available for purchase online is “Kolor Kut Water Finding Paste,” priced at £13.99 on Amazon.

water testing paste for oil tanks

Water finding paste

How to Test for Water in Your Oil Tank:

1) Apply a thin strip of paste on the bottom 6 inches of a stick or pole.

2) Lower the stick into the oil tank until it reaches the bottom.

3) Wait for 30 seconds to allow the paste to detect the presence of water. If water is present, the paste will change colour to red.

Testing for water in heating oil tank Northern Ireland

4 Inches of water detected in oil tank

The majority of outlet valves on oil tanks have a height of approximately 50mm from the bottom of the tank. This design allows any water, dirt, or contaminants to settle at the bottom without entering the fuel line. If, after conducting a water test on your tank, you discover more than 1 inch of water as indicated by the paste, there is a strong likelihood that the water is responsible for the problem with your heating system.

How do Remover Water From an Oil Tank?

To remove water from an oil tank, you will need a fuel transfer pump and multiple 20-liter drums to collect the contaminated oil. The amount of water present in the tank will determine the volume of oil you need to drain.

Start by using the fuel transfer pump to drain the contaminated oil into the drums. You will notice that the liquid going into the drums appears dirty and similar to water. Once the colour changes to amber, indicating the presence of kerosene oil, stop the pump and retest using water finding paste. If the paste does not change colour, it means all the water has been removed. However, if the colour remains red, you will need to repeat the process of draining more contaminated oil until all the water has been removed.

After removing the water from the tank, clean the filter and drain the fuel line to eliminate any remaining water. There is a possibility that the fuel pump on the boiler may be damaged, but you can test this by running your boiler.

Oil Tank Services Northern Ireland

Removerr offers a range of oil tank services in, Bangor, Belfast, Lisburn, Portadown, Armagh, Downpatrick, Newry and the surrounding areas. Our services include oil tank replacement, oil tank removal, water in oil tank, oil spill response. If you have any questions or would like further information, please contact Andrew at 07434 691 809.

Asbestos guttering and soil pipe removal Northern Ireland

Asbestos Guttering and Soil Pipe Removal

If your property was constructed prior to the 1980s, there is a high likelihood that the guttering and soil pipe may contain asbestos. Asbestos was officially prohibited for use in building materials in 1999. A significant number of asbestos removal projects in Northern Ireland are a result of renovation work being done to a property, which often includes replacing asbestos guttering and soil pipes with PVC.

If you are in need of asbestos guttering and soil pipe removal, please reach out to Andrew at 07434 691 809 or email: andrew@removerr.co.uk.

Asbestos soil pipe guttering removal Northern Ireland

Asbestos soil pipe disposal

How Dangerous is Asbestos Guttering and Soil Pipes?

Asbestos guttering and soil pipes are made by combining asbestos fibres with cement slurry, resulting in a durable and fire-resistant material that has proven to last for many years. Fortunately, the following asbestos products – including soil pipes, corrugated sheets, guttering, and cement boards – contain only 10-15% white asbestos (chrysotile) fibres in their construction.

These products pose a lower risk to human health compared to other asbestos-containing materials, which can consist of up to 100% asbestos. Examples of these more hazardous asbestos products include hot water pipe lagging, the insulation lining of stoves and old domestic heaters, spray-on ceiling treatments, vermiculite attic insulation, the backing of sheet vinyl floor tiles and linoleum floor covering, and boiler insulation.

Asbestos Guttering and Soil Pipe Removal

The cost of removing asbestos guttering or soil pipes varies depending on the amount of asbestos, location, and whether removal and disposal are required or just disposal. In some cases, a separate contractor, typically a builder, may have already removed the asbestos, and it only needs to be collected and disposed of at a licensed waste facility equipped to handle asbestos.

All asbestos must be double-wrapped in thick 1000-gauge plastic before transportation. A consignment number must be purchased from the NIEA (Northern Ireland Environmental Agency) and assigned to a prenotification that informs them of the type of asbestos and the intended date for removal.

Asbestos is classified as hazardous, so its movement is tracked to ensure safe disposal in line with the guidelines set out by the Northern Ireland Environmental Agency. Prenotification must be submitted at least 3 days prior to any asbestos collection.

Asbestos Disposal Service NI

If you would like a free, no-obligation quotation for the removal of asbestos guttering, soil pipes, corrugated sheets, tiles, cement boards, please send a few images of the asbestos along with your location to andrew@removerr.co.uk or WhatsApp them to 07434 691 809.

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Asbestos corrugated sheets, removal and disposal

We cover popular locations across Northern Ireland, including Bangor, Belfast, Lisburn, Newry, Downpatrick, Londonderry, Omagh, Enniskillen, and Coleraine.

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