The Australian Federal Government Department of Health provide a general time frame guide as to the likelihood of your house containing asbestos and it is based on these years:
- before the mid-1980s it is highly likely
- between the mid-1980s and 1990 it is likely
- after 1990 it is unlikely
To Asbestos removal experts it can be easy to determine if a product contains asbestos and this is particularly so in older houses where it is commonplace but as awareness of the dangers spread and asbestos was used less or in combination with other products it became harder to detect and may require specialist testing to be certain.
If you suspect that your site contains Asbestos, particularly if your site has contractors and trades people working in and around it every day, then the best solution is to have us collect a sample and have it tested professionally. When we perform this task for you we’ll take a small piece and provide you with the resulting analysis report – we only use accredited asbestos testing labs.
Learn more about Asbestos from the Australian Federal Government.