We are Jim’s Asbestos Removals in Maroubra, 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.
Where might asbestos be found in my home?
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.
What is the danger associated with asbestos?
In the form it is used for construction, usually sheets or boards, asbestos is not generally harmful to a person’s health. If it is left alone, it should not cause a problem. However, if it is disturbed and especially if it is broken or cut in some way, it then becomes one of the most serious residential house hazards of our time.
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 Jim’s Asbestos Removals Maroubra is 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.
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 tackles a job?
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.
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.