Jim’s Asbestos removal Dulwich Hill 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 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.
Many free standing garages were built from asbestos and even boundary fences were made from asbestos. While the fences were the first asbestos structures to be replaced, so durable is the dangerous material that many garages constructed from it are still standing today.
Why is asbestos dangerous?
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.
The fibres once in the lungs do not rot or decay, as they are an inorganic substance. Instead, they stay in the lungs and can cause serious, even terminal illnesses down the line.
Why you should choose Jim’s Asbestos Removal Dulwich Hill?
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.
We are trained and licensed asbestos removal specialists so you can be assured that when you engage Jim’s Asbestos Removals, you are getting the highest standards of expertise, safety and care.
How Jim’s Asbestos Removals Works?
When we commence work, we establish as safe work area and sign post the areas where we will be working. Once we have removed the asbestos and decontaminated the work and surrounding areas, only them will we give you the all clear for you, your family and your tradespeople to return to the site to work on the next stage of your renovation project.
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.