We’ll ensure your property is clean, hygienic, safe and odour-free after a flood, fire, chemical spill or contamination.
If a water or sewage pipe bursts at your property, or a drain overflows from a blockage, this could cause dirty wastewater to flood your building – making the space unsanitary, foul-smelling and dangerous. In the event of a flood, fire, chemical spill or contamination you can call Safe Elimination Services Ltd and our specialists will provide an efficient and thorough sanitation service. Whether your building is designed for residential or commercial use, we will make the space is clean and hygienic again, as well as rectifying any other issues by using our specialised swab testing kits.
Types of construction chemical hazards
Forms of Chemical Agents A chemical may be in the form of a substance or a preparation. The distinction between the two forms is very simple:
• A substance is a chemical element or a compound, including any impurities.
• A preparation is a mixture of substances, often with a deliberately proportioned composition. Chemical substances and preparations exist in a variety of physical states and it is important to understand these, as they affect the way in which chemical hazards arise in the workplace. Note, too, that different forms of the same substance may present different hazards.
• Dusts Dusts consist of solid particles of varying size and are created by such operations as grinding or sieving of solid materials, controlled detonations and various drying processes. In still atmospheres, dusts tend to settle under gravity and accumulate on surfaces. Where there is turbulence, at least some element of the dust will remain airborne.
• Fibres Asbestos fibres and other man-made mineral fibres (MMMF) have different characteristics to dust particles. Important dimensions are the length and diameter of the fibre and the length to diameter ratio.
• Fumes Fumes are fine particulate solids, which are created by condensation from a vapour (see below), very often after a metal has been converted to the molten state. The metallic fume is usually the oxide of the metal and is highly toxic.
• Gases A gas is a formless chemical which occupies the area in which it is enclosed. Its volume and state can be changed by the combined effect of increased pressure and decreased temperature. There are many toxic gases used in industry, such as chlorine, hydrogen sulphide, etc. Gases used in construction include propane, butane, acetylene and LPG.