We are Jim’s Asbestos Removals in Randwick, 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.
Asbestos was also commonly used, due to its low price and great durability, to construct buildings such as garages. These buildings are still in use today, with the owners unaware that asbestos was used in their construction.
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 choose Asbestos Removal Randwick?
Jim’s Asbestos Removals are specialists in the safe removal and disposal of asbestos from family homes by closely following the 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.
What to expect from Jim’s Asbestos Removals?
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
Call Jim’s Asbestos Removal if you suspect that your home contains asbestos. We would be happy to inspect your premises, determine exactly what needs to be done and to give you a free quotation to rid your home of asbestos.