We are Jim’s Asbestos Removals in Bradbury, and we would like to introduce ourselves as your local experts in the removal of harmful asbestos from your home. Asbestos exposure can be deadly; even the slightest trace can be a danger to you and your family. Jim’s Asbestos Removals can ensure that your home poses no health risk due to asbestos.
Parts of your home that may contain asbestos?
The Government of Australia banned asbestos in 2003. Unfortunately, asbestos had already been used as a construction material from the 50’s onwards without the knowledge of the health risks it poses. It was a good, cheap and strong building material and was used in all types of construction projects. Homes, offices, schools and even hospitals. It is generally used in the walls, ceiling, flooring, eaves and roof linings. These are the places we would check for asbestos in your home.
Additionally, asbestos was the go-to material for constructing inexpensive outbuildings such as garages. Many of these garages are still in use today, simply because asbestos is such strong material that does not degrade over time. You could have asbestos used in your garage, summerhouse or tool shed without knowing about it.
Why is asbestos a health hazard?
The type of asbestos sheeting most often used in construction is fairly harmless when it is left alone. It is when it is damaged, cut, or worked on in some way as to cause dust to float in the air. Asbestos is constructed of billions of small, short fibres. These fibres, once in the air, can be breathed in. They then stick in the lungs, where they become a real health hazard, potentially lethal in many cases.
The asbestos fibres enter the lungs where they become embedded and because the fibres are so durable, they can be trapped in the lungs for many decades where they eventually cause debilitating diseases which more often than not, lead to a terrible death.
Why is Jim’s Asbestos Removal Bradbury the best choice?
As a local firm, we are committed to protecting our community from the health hazard posed by asbestos. We are experienced and qualified in all the best methods for handling and removing asbestos, as well as cleaning asbestos dust contamination from homes. We adhere closely to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) guidelines for the safe handling and removal of asbestos, tacking each job as safely as we can.
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.
How Jim’s Asbestos Removals approaches a task
When we are working in your home, the safety of you and your family is our utmost consideration. When we enter your home, before we start the process of removing the asbestos, we will clearly signpost the areas that will pose a health hazard until work is complete. After we have removed the asbestos, and also decontaminated the area of any asbestos dust, we will let you know that this part of your home is now safe to be used again. In many cases, it is a tradesman carrying out work on a property who first find the asbestos, and these tradesmen will now be able to continue with their work.
Your next move
If you have found, or simply suspect that there is asbestos in your home, simply call Jim’s Asbestos Removals, and we will come out and inspect the problem area of your home. If we do find asbestos, we will give you a free quote for the cost of removing the health hazard.