We would like a chance to introduce our company, Jim’s Asbestos Removal Earlwood, which is your local, professional asbestos removal firm. We are able to remove and decontaminate your home if you have found asbestos used in part of its construction. Asbestos dust is an extremely harmful material, one of the most serious health hazards that can be found in older properties. It is vital that you have asbestos professionally removed from your home, to negate the risk of you or your family suffering asbestos-induced illness in the future.
Where might asbestos be found in my home?
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.
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 dangerous?
Asbestos in its sheet form, typical of the type of asbestos used in construction, is only a marginal health hazard in its own right. It isn’t until the asbestos board is cut or broken that the real problems begin. Asbestos can release tiny fibres, so light that they can float in the air.
These fibres, if inhaled, will lodge in the lungs. They will not degrade or dissolve over time; they will be inside the lung permanently. This can lead to many serious medical conditions, including mesothelioma, a type of lung cancer that is terminal in a large percentage of cases.
Why is Jim’s Asbestos Removal Earlwood 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.
Every member of the asbestos removal team is qualified to work with hazardous materials such as asbestos and will take steps to ensure that you and your family are protected from risk while working on your home. We take safety very seriously, both for our clients and for our employees.
How Jim’s Asbestos Removals tackles a job?
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.
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.