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Properties and businesses in the commercial or public sectors have a duty to take steps to ensure that any asbestos containing materials (ACMs) are identified and risk assessed. When ACMs are disturbed, fibres are released into the air and can be inhaled. Asbestos doesn’t break down in the body and can become lodged in the lungs causing health issues and, at worst, fatality.

Asbestos removal

According to the HSE, 20 tradesmen die per week following asbestos exposure while the IOSH state that UK residents have the highest chance of developing mesothelioma due to asbestos exposure.

The Acorn Environment Services team has extensive experience in dealing with non-licensed asbestos remediation throughout the North West and specialises in the safe maintenance and disposal of asbestos waste to the highest industry standards. With a fully trained team of staff and the best equipment available, Acorn’s team is on hand to work on ACMs such as cement, floor tiles, decorative coating, and debris.

Delivering a crucial service with professionalism and skill, Acorn place great importance on following health and safety procedures to ensure the client safety. Providing tailored and bespoke services for ACMs and their removal, Acorn’s range of services includes removing asbestos from various buildings, businesses and properties and disposing of asbestos in a safe manner as per the Control of Asbestos Regulation of 2012.


Asbestos Identification

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The first step in the asbestos management process is the identification of potentially hazardous ACMs. Surveys are commonly undertaken by accredited surveyors and identify which asbestos materials are safe enough to be left in place with correct monitoring and which materials require immediate encapsulation or whole or partial removal.


Asbestos Removal

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If ACMs are identified during the survey and removal has been chosen as the preferred option, risk assessments are undertaken to ensure the safety of all employees and the general public during the procedure. Timescales will be agreed upon to ensure minimal disruption to operations and, when the removal is complete, the property can then resume operations as normal.


Asbestos can be safe to live with if ACMs are left undisturbed. When disturbed and broken, asbestos releases fibres into the air that can be inhaled and become lodged in the lungs, causing serious health problems.

Asbestos was widely used during the construction of buildings during the 20th century due to its low cost, sound absorbing and fire and heat resistant properties. It is estimated that the UK imported over 170,000 tonnes of asbestos each year during its peak.

Asbestos can be found in concrete and cement, bricks, roofing, drywall, insulation, pipes, gaskets, joint compounds, flooring and paints and sealants among other locations.

Asbestos can cause numerous health issues including Mesothelioma, Asbestos-related lung cancer, Asbestosis and Diffuse Pleural Thickening.

While any exposure to asbestos is bad for health, long term and multiple exposures are the most likely to cause fatal or life-altering issues.

Non-licensed asbestos remediation is the removal of lower risk ACMs such as textured coating or low volumes of asbestos dust and debris.

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Professional Cleaning

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Acorn’s team of cleaning professionals provide professional cleaning services to a variety of clients, including – but not limited to – tenants who need end-of-tenancy cleaning to make your home look brand new again, to businesses who require thorough, deep cleaning services. Our team of specialist cleaners have extensive experience in deep cleaning each property from edge to edge, often thoroughly cleaning items that regular cleaners overlook on a weekly basis.



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Acorn’s qualified team is equipped with advanced training in infection control and with the necessary personal and respiratory protective equipment and specialist disinfection services to help your business and workplace deal with COVID in a safe and effective manner.

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Members of the National Pest Technicians Association, Acorn Environment Services provide a fully licensed, fully insured and fully accredited service, delivered by a workforce that is both prepared and equipped to provide tailored solutions to all problems.

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