Jim’s Asbestos removal Annandale is a local firm, experienced in the safe removal and decontamination of homes where asbestos has been used as a construction material. If you, or a tradesman who was carrying out work on your property suspect that there is asbestos present, we can clean up this health hazard for you. Asbestos dust and the asbestos fibres in this dust are one of the most dangerous legacy construction materials still found in older buildings today. This is a real, tangible health risk that is still the cause of deaths in modern times.
Why was asbestos used?
In the 1950’s asbestos became a popular construction material due to its strength, low cost, and excellent insulation properties. It wasn’t until the 1980’s that the health hazards that asbestos poses were uncovered. In 2003, the Government of Australia banned asbestos for use in residential and commercial properties. However, this means that many properties which are 30 or more years old, could still have asbestos used in their construction. Typically, asbestos will be used in the roof, up in the eaves and as roof lining, as ceiling board, as a general insulating material and also in some kinds of floor coverings. Due to the combination of low price and high strength, asbestos was a common material used in the construction of external buildings such as a tool shed or a garage. Many of these old buildings are still used today, with the owner unaware of the health risk they pose.
Asbestos was also commonly used, due to its low price and great durability, to construct buildings such as garages. These buildings are still in use today, with the owners unaware that asbestos was used in their construction.
Why is asbestos a health hazard?
To answer this question, we first need to clear up a common misconception about asbestos. Simply having asbestos in your home is a marginal health hazard. If left alone, the asbestos presents little danger. However, if it is disturbed, especially if it is cut or broken, it will release billions of small fibre particles into the air.
Asbestos dust is made up of many millions of small fibres, which can float in the air. These fibres, when breathed into the lungs, can cause a wide range of illnesses including asbestos-induced lung cancer (mesothelioma) which is fatal in most cases.
Why choose Jim’s Asbestos Removal Annandale?
Here at Jim’s Asbestos Removals, we are your local experts in the handling, removal and disposal of harmful asbestos or asbestos based construction materials. We follow all the health guidelines for handling asbestos as laid out by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Each member of the team that will be working on your home is individually qualified to work with asbestos and understands how to make safe the area of your home they are working in for themselves and for your family. We keep the risk to a minimum until we are sure we have fully decontaminated your home.
The Jim’s Asbestos Removals work ethic
It is important that you understand the safety measures we will take when working on your property. When we start a project, we will clearly signpost the areas of your home that will present a health hazard while we are working. Once we have completely removed all of the asbestos and decontaminated the area of asbestos dust, we will let you know that this part of your home is now safe to use again. If you had tradesmen working on a construction project when they found the asbestos, they will now be able to continue with their work.
Are you ready to proceed?
Call Jim’s Asbestos Removal if you suspect that your home contains asbestos. We would be happy to inspect your premises, determine exactly what needs to be done and to give you a free quotation to rid your home of asbestos.