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Removal and disposal of chemical residues and decontamination waste can also present significant challenges. The size of the spill, the chemicals involved and the resulting decontamination waste will determine the approach applied to the disposal of the waste generated by the spill.
The spill can be further complicated if it happens in the vicinity of an ignition source, is of a significant quantity or involves multiple acids at the same time. Highly toxic substances spilt in poorly ventilated areas pose an increased risk.
Hazardous Chemical spills present significant challenges when they occur. Corrosive acids may be ignitable and may be able to ignite combustible materials should they come into contact. Direct contact could cause burns to the skin and eyes and fumes may be harmful if they are inhaled.
In some instances, concentrated corrosive acids may evidence a strong reaction with water or may in fact generate toxic gases if they come into contact with other chemicals.
The effects of a chemical spill can last for an indeterminate period of time if they are not dealt with swiftly and effectively and ongoing exposure to raised levels of contamination can lead to significant health issues.
All of our technicians carry full PPE to enable them to handle even the most hazardous substances and situations, irrespective of whether it’s an identifiable or unidentifiable chemical spill. In the event of an identifiable spill, the hazards are known and the risks can be effectively calculated with appropriate action being taken. With an unidentifiable spill, the risks are far greater. Our technicians will adopt full personal protection gear, including breathing apparatus, until the chemicals can be correctly identified and the handling methods and risks established.
Our industry leading methods and techniques to contain, neutralise and decontaminate the affected area will be utilised, getting you back to business as quickly and safely as possible.
As licensed waste carriers, we will safely and correctly dispose of any contaminated waste, leaving you with peace of mind that your environment is now safe to reinhabit.
Ideal response has become a trusted provider of chemical spill cleaning services in London and the South East. We have provided professional commercial chemical spill remediation since 2001. We have the range of resources, state-of-the-art equipment and the expertise to be able to deal with chemical spills of all scales. We have experience of dealing with chemical spills in a wide range of industries and have become the chosen service provider for many businesses and organisations.
Ideal Response is an accredited emergency response company. We have been providing rapid response chemical clean-up services since 2001. In that time we have become a trusted and renowned chemical spill remediation provider in London and the South East. Our technicians are trained to the highest industry standards and have the experience and resources to deal with chemical spills of all scales including extremely hazardous waste such as mercury and bromine.
Ideal Response aim to be at the site of the chemical spill within two hours of your call. We recognise that a chemical spill can pose significant risks to health and to the environment - in some circumstance these risks could potentially be life threatening. We recommend that our emergency response 24 hour Freephone number 01622 632 912 is displayed prominently wherever chemical spills could occur and relevant personnel within your organisation are made aware. Our rapid response service ensures the chemical spill is contained and decontaminated so that damage to your property and environment is minimised. Your business will be able to return to normal quickly.
First, steps are taken to ensure the safety of all personnel, anybody not directly involved in the clean-up will be evacuated from the area. Ideal Response will assess the site of the spill to establish the nature of the hazards present. The spill is contained to prevent any further damage to the environment and to prevent further risks to health. Our highly trained technicians will gather information and collect samples to obtain an accurate picture of the nature of the chemical spill so the appropriate action can be taken. The whole process will be documented for your records. The effects of a chemical spill can be wide ranging, depending on the chemicals involved and the materials and surfaces that they have come into contact with. As a trusted emergency response provider for over 15 years, we have obtained experience of chemical spills of a vast array of types and scales. We have a range of techniques and equipment to enable us to deal with each spill with a tailored and effective approach. The decontamination is complete after the safe removal of all hazardous waste from the site, we will then supply a 100% decontamination certificate for your records. Your business will be restored to a safe and fully functioning state in the fastest possible time frame.
Ideal Response has been trusted for years by businesses and industries throughout London and the South East for chemical spill emergency response services. Our customers will tell you that the exceptional service they received meant that the damage and costs to their business by the chemical spill were minimised by our rapid response, exceptional service and up-to-date techniques. We will work with you, keeping you informed throughout the remediation process. We will provide you with a fully documented report and contamination guarantee certification demonstrating the effectiveness of our clean-up. Your environment will be restored to normality in the quickest possible time frame.
The damage caused by a chemical spill will be determined by the chemicals within the spill, the scale of the spill, the location and the materials it comes into contact with as well as how quickly and effectively the spill is dealt with. Many spills, and the fumes they produce, are hazardous or potentially fatal to human health as well as harmful to the environment. Concentrated acids will have a very strong reaction upon contact with water, they need a specific response to neutralise them to render them safe. Many chemicals are flammable (they have a flash point of below 37.7 °C) and will easily ignite upon contact with an ignition source. Without immediate action to contain the spill, the chemicals could compromise the health of living organisms. If chemicals are left untreated in the environment they could be ingested by living organisms and therefore enter the food chain. The consequences of the resultant bioaccumulation are far-reaching and long term. As an employer, you have a duty of care to maintain a healthy and safe environment for all who come in contact with the site. We are an accredited emergency response organisation and our technicians have been trained to the highest industry standards. Safety of all personnel on site is paramount and the risk to health is too great to trust the clean-up of a chemical spill to anyone but a professional clean-up company. Ideal Response provide a tailored clean-up service according to the precise nature of the spill.