In the next of our series of blogs focusing on our services, we shine the spotlight on void property clearance. For those in the property and facilities management sector, this topic needs no introduction. But for our other readers, we thought it was worth outlining what may be involved in void property clearance. It’s definitely an area which requires specialist cleaning expertise.
Void property clearance: the scale of the task
At any one time, there are thousands of properties around the UK which are not in use. For commercial property, one scenario would be that a tenant had to vacate in a hurry due to financial difficulties, and it’s taken a while to re-let. For residential properties, there are all sorts of sometimes distressing reasons why properties may be vacant. There may be severe challenges to returning any property to a safe, hygienic and usable state. It will all depend on the precise circumstances under which it became vacant.
We provide a full-service property clearance, decontamination and cleaning service. Whatever type of property it is, we take the same rigorous approach. We start by quickly eliminating health hazards and removing all types of waste (including materials that require specialist handling). We then go on to clean the property to the most exacting standards.
Removing threats to human health
In many void properties, there are some very specific items which need clearing – and for which expertise is necessary. In commercial or industrial properties, we may need to deal with residual hazardous materials. Under the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSSH), there is a wide range of substances which require careful handling. Covering chemicals, products containing chemicals, fumes, dusts, vapours, mists and gases, we’re able to ensure that these substances are removed safely.
Meanwhile, especially in residential properties, we may have to remove biohazardous waste. Depending on the circumstances, this can include human or animal waste. One particular hazard is needles and sharps; we can properly and safely dispose of these items to make the property usable again.
Another key area in void property clearance is dealing with vermin. As part of our void property clearance service, we can undertake vermin management, whether the intruders are feathered, furred or invertebrate. In the case of birds, as well as removing pigeon and other bird guano, we can install deterrents.
Excellence and quality in void property clearance
The specialist team at React is highly trained, well-equipped and security-cleared. What’s more, team members are medically fit and inoculated to protect themselves from hazard. We operate to industry leading standards including BS-EN-ISO 9001:2018 and ISO14001 for Environmental Management. We are also a licensed waste carrier with a fully traceable waste disposal system.
We’re able to provide our void property clearance services across the public and private sectors. We’re equally adept in working with commercial and residential property owners to bring properties back to safe, usable standards. Whatever the sector, and whatever type of property, we have the expertise to deal with the job.
If you need specialist void property clearance services, then contact the React team today.
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Post by Shaun D. Doak
Shaun is the Managing Director of React Specialist Cleaning. He is deeply committed to making sure that every one of our company’s clients receives the highest possible level of service. An expert in HVAC and commercial and industrial cleaning methodologies, Shaun has extensive experience in the facilities management and renewable services sectors.