Professional Asbestos Removals in Canterbury

Welcome to Jim’s Asbestos Removals Canterbury, we are asbestos removal specialists and our job is to rid your premises of all traces of deadly asbestos so that you and your family can live happily and safely in house free from the dangers and risks of asbestos.

Where is asbestos usually found?

In the period from the 1950’s through to the 1980’s, asbestos was a popular construction material. It was fairly low-cost, it was strong and durable, and had good insulating properties. Construction companies had no idea how dangerous asbestos was. In 2003, the Government of Australia banned the use of asbestos as a construction material. If you have an older property, you may find asbestos used as wall insulation, and also as floor tiles, in the eaves of your roof and its linings, as well as ceiling board. 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.

What is the danger associated with asbestos?

When left alone, asbestos doesn’t pose a high risk to health. Only when it is disturbed through breakage or sanding does it become dangerous to humans. Asbestos is made by compressing billions of tiny fibres, so small in fact are the fibres that when the asbestos sheet is broken or disturbed in any way, the fibres become airbourne and can be easily inhaled without knowing. These fibres, if breathed into the lungs will stay lodged in the lungs forever. In the worst case, this could cause a fatal case of mesothelioma (asbestos-related lung cancer). However, there are many less serious health issues caused by asbestos inhalation as well.

Why is Jim’s Asbestos Removal Canterbury the best choice?

Jim’s Asbestos Removals are specialists in the safe removal and disposal of asbestos from family homes by closely following Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) guidelines for the safe handling and disposal of asbestos. 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

When we come in to decontaminate your home of asbestos, we have safety in mind right from the start. We ill set up signposts to show you the areas of your home we are working in, and that may well not be safe to enter. Once we are entirely sure that we have removed all of the asbestos and have cleaned and decontaminated the area of asbestos dust, you will be free to use the area again. If tradesmen working on a renovation project first discovered the asbestos, they will now be able to resume work again.

Are you ready to proceed?

Have you or tradesman working on your home found evidence of asbestos being used in construction? If so, call Jim’s Asbestos Removals right now. We can organise a home visit and perform an initial survey of the problem. We will then give you an entirely free estimate for the cost of carrying out the removal of all asbestos and asbestos-related contamination in your home.