Mercury Spill Clean Up - Folkestone

Mercury Spill Clean Up
Folkestone 

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  • Nationwide reach
  • Fast, reliable technicians
  • Years of professional experience

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Dedicated Mercury Spillage Cleaning

With years of professional experience and access to specialist cleaning techniques, we are well-equipped to handle any situation that arises in Folkestone.

Whether you require a one-off clean or a new cleaning regime, we can help.

The use of mercury was widely accepted and even popular up until the mid-1900s when scientists discovered just how toxic it is. Until recently, it was utilised in medicine, measuring devices, and power sources. It is now used mostly in chemical facilities as a catalyst for electrical devices.

As mercury is still stored and used, there are continued risks of humans encountering high levels of exposure. When mercury spills, our technicians at ICE Cleaning can step in and thoroughly remove the threat. With our equipment and solutions, we could make your workplace a safe place again.

To find out more about our full range of cleaning services, give us a call at 0208 066 0360 or email us at enquiries@icecleaning.co.uk and a member of our friendly support team will get back to you as soon as possible.

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A quick overview of our process

Step 1 Contact

Step 1 Contact

You can book a free, no-obligation survey appointment by either visiting our website or contacting us directly by phone or email.

A member of our team will call you to discuss your requests and deliver an estimated cost for the mercury cleaning services.

Our technicians will visit your site to review your situation. We’re available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Step 2 Quote

Step 2 Quote

Taking COVID safe protocols into consideration, our technicians will assess the severity of the mercury spillage. They will then conduct a risk assessment to avoid unforeseen issues evolving during the cleaning process.

Our team will make tailored suggestions concerning the best service for your situation and address any concerns or queries.

We will provide a comprehensive, free quote for the cleaning service.

Step 3 Cleaning

Step 3 Cleaning

Our qualified technicians will arrive promptly, fully uniformed with ICE Cleaning ID badges.

We’ll complete the mercury clean-up process in accordance with the survey, adhering to all health and safety rules. We aim to maintain a safe working environment at all times.

All substances will be transported and disposed of in line with the correct regulations. Our technicians are fully certified to handle and dispose of all types of waste.

Our team will review and document the completed work, making sure you’re pleased with the job. Included in the certificate will be a guarantee.

Step 4 After care

Step 4 After care

We go the extra mile to ensure all customers are well cared for.

Our dedicated customer service team strive to converse with every customer following their service to make sure all expectations have been met.

You’ll also be given the opportunity to write a genuine Google Review.

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0208 066 0360

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  • Company Name (if applicable)
  • Site Postcode
  • The problem you're having
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Sue Sullivan

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5 months ago

Ice did a brilliant job and I would highly recommend them. Reilly in the office booked everything in and was most helpful, and then Harry came and…

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John Hatswell

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6 months ago

We had a pressing need to address concerns regarding a clean up of a Trauma site. Ice Services and Zoe were responsive, informative and professional.…

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Eddie Mack

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7 months ago

I’ve used ICE Cleaning a few times and the service has been absolutely terrific. Paul Gimenez was incredibly helpful and dealt with everything…

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Martha Sparkes

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7 months ago

Power cleaned my external brick walls and look very good. They were punctual, hard working and respectful. I would recommend them with no hesitation.

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Simon Nicholson

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7 months ago

Booked ICE Cleaning at short notice to help with the clean-up of our outdoor Event Site in Central London. Whilst they were unable to assist with our…

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Kim Barnes

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10 months ago

From start to finish, booking in with Jess in the office to Mark and Lee turning up for app 5-star service from start to finish..Quick turnaround…

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Mark Treasure

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10 months ago

We recently used ICE Cleaning to assist with the cleaning of communal areas and flats following a fire in a service riser. I initially spoke with…

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Martin Haw

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10 months ago

Very prompt, polite and professional service

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George C

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10 months ago

Very professional and the sales team are very helpful and easy to deal with. The job was carried out quickly and professionally and the site team…

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Derik Matheus

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10 months ago

ICE Cleaning is a great company to work with! They have been cleaning our office for two years, and we are thrilled to have them as part of our team.

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Dannil Sourez

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10 months ago

ICE Cleaning Solutions is a serious and responsible company that takes pride in their work.

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Sam Hart

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10 months ago

Very impressed with ICE cleaning, really efficient and had good service. Dealt with my mould issue in my gym really well and couldn’t be…

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Luke Stockwell

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1 year ago

We used ICE Cleaning at BT Sport for a Cage Warriors event in our studios. In previous years this event had caused multiple problems due to the risk…

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Danielle Baycanli

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1 year ago

ICE cleaning cleaned the floors and carpets of our school to a very high standard. The team was friendly and efficient and we were very happy with…

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Emma Bryan

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1 year ago

ICE cleaning completed a commercial clean for us. They were very professional, prompt, responsive and they event went back the next day to finish…

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Stuart Goodson

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1 year ago

Zoe as the first point of contact was extremely helpful and efficient. The decontamination of toxic mercury from my mother’s garage was…

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Nick Barringer

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1 year ago

I was dealt with very professionally from first contact through to completion. The people are pleasant and knowledgeable, the work was carried out…

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Jason Etherington

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1 year ago

Fantastic service, the technician was very understanding and talked us through the process and was happy to answer any questions. Work was completed…

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Alison Bailey

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1 year ago

On calling ICE following a spillage, I first came into contact with Zoe. At all times Zoe was courteous, calm and professional. I asked her to call…

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Elisabeth Underdown

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1 year ago

We came back from holiday to see a massive mould problem in 2 of our rooms. We checked around but found this company to be best priced, most…

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Why choose us

Why choose us?

  • Cater to a wide variety of cleaning situations
  • Nationwide coverage, available 24/7
  • Cater to commercial and domestic clients
  • Free survey provided prior to quotation 
  • Emergency response team
  • Offer a bespoke service designed to suit all your needs 
  • All technicians hold professional health and safety qualifications, including BICSc, IOSH, Dewpoint Professional & Safe Contractor 

We’re fully accredited

We place best practise, professional expertise and health and safety at the core of our business. We’re fully compliant with all legal obligations. You can view a list of our accreditations below, or visit our Health & Safety page for more information.

CSCS
BICSc
IOSH
SafeContractor
Dewpoint® Professional Corporate Membership
IPAF
NACSC

Our experts have years of experience in the chemical spill cleaning field.

Our friendly technicians can be on-site in a matter of hours in an emergency. Our priority is your safety and to work hard to ensure the affected area is safe to enter again. Throughout the process, they will maintain open communication and inform you of the steps needed to decontaminate the environment.

We first test the mercury levels in the air to determine the severity of the spill and assess the size to determine the process going forward. Our industry-leading equipment and solutions allow our expert cleaners to contain, clean, and decontaminate the affected area.

Why is mercury still used in electrical items?

Mercury has a range of properties that make it very useful. Due to its indestructible nature, we have relied on it for centuries to expand our technology further. We recycle mercury repeatedly to reuse its properties, from medicine to industrial production due to its indestructible state.

The electrical conductivity of mercury makes it a great component in electrical items like switches, relays, and fluorescent lightbulbs. Despite its dangers, it is still sometimes utilised. It was also recently discovered in some baby food products alongside arsenic and cadmium.

How are we exposed to mercury?

Fungicides, preservatives, antiseptics, and disinfects contain other compounds of mercury. Although most of these are now discontinued, mercury exposure through these products is still possible. This is why you should always leave professional cleaning to a technician and not attempt it yourself.

The most common way we ingest mercury at low levels is through consuming fish and shellfish. Because mercury is a naturally occurring element, it plays a role in the food chain and affects some animals.

Fish absorb methylmercury through ocean sediment that becomes mercury when interacting with microorganisms. Fish then absorb the mercury through their gills or feeding.

High levels of mercury in fish

  • Shark
  • Swordfish
  • Ling
  • Ray
  • Barramundi
  • Orange roughy
  • Gemfish
  • Southern bluefin tuna

Low levels of mercury in fish

  • Shellfish — lobsters, oysters, prawns, etc.
  • Canned tuna
  • Salmon

We cover all areas in the Folkestone and Hythe districts in Kent, including:

  • Brenzett
  • Brookland
  • Burmash
  • Dymchurch
  • Elham
  • Elmstead
  • Etchinghill
  • Greatstone
  • Hawkinge
  • Hythe
  • Lydd
  • Lyminge
  • Lympne
  • Newchurch
  • Newingreen
  • New Romney
  • Rhodes Minnis
  • Sandgate
  • Snargate
  • St Mary's Bay

How severe can mercury exposure be?

There are a few factors that play a role in the severity when it comes to mercury exposure. Individuals exposed to mercury may have different reactions depending on their age and the state of their health already. The factors that determine the severity of symptoms will include:

  • The age of the individual
  • The type of encounter — inhaled, ingested, or touched
  • The type of mercury
  • The level of exposure
  • The duration of the exposure

The most vulnerable individuals that can suffer long-term health effects of mercury exposure are unborn children and those that work in environments where mercury is present. If the duration of exposure is long-term and the dose is high, the individual affected could eventually develop severe symptoms such as:

  • Skin and eye irritation
  • Tremors
  • Headaches
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Confusion
  • Muscle weakness
  • Insomnia
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Organ damage

Discover more today

Either call us at 0208 066 0360 or email us at enquiries@icecleaning.co.uk today to find out more about our cleaning solutions for customers in Folkestone.

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