Mercury Spill Clean Up - Lydd

Mercury Spillage Cleaning

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Emergency Mercury Spillage Cleaning

We’re fully equipped to handle all your chemical spill cleaning needs Lydd.

We guarantee an excellent level of service and outstanding results every time.

Mercury is an element that presents itself in three forms: elemental, inorganic, and organic mercury. The most likely forms you may encounter are either elemental mercury or methylmercury — the most toxic forms.

Elemental is a more well-known form due to its silvery and liquid appearance, previously used in thermometers and barometers. When mercury spills, you could be at risk of inhaling toxic vapours. You must act quickly and contact a specialist cleaning company.

Here at ICE Cleaning, we provide various industrial cleaning services, including emergency chemical spills such as mercury. Our team can be on-site within a few hours in an emergency and respond quickly to any call they may receive. We are available 24/7, 365 days a year, including bank holidays.

Get in touch today at either 0208 066 0360 or to discover the full range of cleaning services available for customers in Lydd.

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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
  • Email Address

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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.

Dewpoint® Professional Corporate Membership

We’re available around the clock for customers in Lydd and can be on-site in a matter of hours in the event of an emergency.

Our expert technicians are accredited with IOSH, BICSc and SafeContractor. They are qualified to deal with any size or severity of a mercury spill, arriving on-site in appropriate PPE and utilising the tools to ensure complete decontamination.

With our state-of-the-art technology and industrial-grade solutions, an affected area will be contained and cleaned efficiently. Before and after the cleaning, the air purity is tested to assess any levels of mercury that may be present, ensuring the environment is safe to occupy upon our departure.

If you have any questions about the process, our friendly technicians will be happy to answer and walk you through the steps of a mercury spillage clean.

What are the types of mercury?

There are three forms that mercury can occur in, and each will have different effects on the human body upon interacting with it.

Elemental mercury

This is the most well-known form of mercury, recognised for its metallic and liquid appearance. Up until the mid-2000s, it was used widely in thermometers and barometers. Today it is present in some fluorescent light bulbs, electrical switches, backlights, and batteries. If it spills at room temperature, it evaporates into an odourless, invisible vapour.

Organic mercury (Methylmercury)

This form of mercury occurs when combined with carbon, which allows it to manifest in water and soil. Various fish, shellfish, and poultry will consume these compounds and pass them on through the food chain. This is one of the most common ways humans could encounter mercury, albeit in small and harmless doses.

Inorganic mercury

When mercury combines with elements like oxygen or sulphur, it forms compounds and salt. These can occur naturally in the environment, making it a preferred material for industrial uses — including cosmetics.

What should you do after mercury exposure?

After mercury exposure, you need to remove yourself from the vicinity immediately to prevent any further risk to your health. If you have mercury on your skin, you must remove any contaminated clothing and wash the affected area. You should do this with lukewarm, soapy water for 10 to 15 minutes and contact 111 for further advice.

If you have inhaled or ingested mercury, you must seek advice from 111 for further steps. You may begin to show symptoms following a mercury exposure, and if this happens you must dial 999 or attend A&E. The following symptoms could make themselves known after exposure:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach or chest pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Headaches
  • Fever
  • Tremor
  • Fatigue
  • Skin and eye irritation

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

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

What should you do when mercury spills?

In the event of a mercury spill, you must prioritise your safety first and evacuate. Do not try to clean the spill or vacuum up any mercury remains yourself. What you should do instead is:

  • Raise the alarm and evacuate
  • Put up signs to warn people
  • Wear a mask or gloves if you must re-enter the area
  • Ventilate the room via door or window access to the outside
  • Close any doors leading to other areas of the property
  • If you are qualified to use a mercury spill kit, only do so with proper PPE
  • Leave the area immediately
  • Contact emergency cleaning services

Find out more today

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

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