A roofing company in Leicestershire has been fined £12,000 for causing danger to local people when they didn’t carry out proper cleaning procedures on a roof, causing widespread asbestos contamination. The company had been cleaning industrial roof tiles using a pressure washer, which then caused asbestos fibres to be released. Asbestos fibres are potentially carcinogenic and many members of the public were exposed to the substance. When washing the roof the fibres were down the sides of the walls, in the drains and also on bus stops. A number of businesses in industrial units had to close for several weeks and the area had to be decontaminated, costing £500,000.
Asbestos is potentially a very dangerous substance and cleaning an old industrial area can cause the substance to be released. This is why we offer a free, no obligation site survey to ensure that a thorough site inspection and risk assessment has been carried out before the commencement of a job. We can then provide a quote based on the individual job. As the Leicestershire roofing company found out, not using professional industrial cleaning methods and equipment can cost you a huge amount of money due to the repercussions of not undertaking work properly. Whether you need a builders clean, warehouse cleaning or other industrial cleaning project done, always make sure you contact a professional company first.