ABS Asbestos

Asbestos Removal NEWCASTLE

Asbestos is much more common in Australia than many people realise and continues to be a serious hazard to our health and well-being. That’s why at ABS Asbestos Removal, we work diligently to protect as many people as possible from asbestos exposure! If you are looking for professional Newcastle asbestos removal services, then call us now on 0409 007 033.

Many are not aware of what asbestos really is and how dangerous it can be for them and their family. This page will explain what asbestos is, how to identify it, and why it’s so important to get the professionals in to handle any asbestos removal in your home. 

What Is Asbestos?

Asbestos is a group of naturally occurring minerals composed of thin, fibrous crystals. These minerals were once widely used in construction and manufacturing due to their heat resistance and durability. Asbestos has been commonly used in insulation, roofing materials, and various other products. However, it was discovered that exposure to asbestos fibres can lead to severe health risks.

Tiny airborne fibres can be released when asbestos-containing materials are disturbed or damaged. Inhalation of these fibres over time can lead to serious respiratory issues, including lung scarring and cancer such as mesothelioma. Due to these health risks, many countries have rightly restricted or banned the use of asbestos in recent decades, including Australia!

Asbestos has six main types of mineral fibre, Actinolite, Amosite, Anthophyllite, Crocidolite, Tremolite and Chrysotile. These fibres can all be categorised into Serpentine or Amphibole asbestos fibres by examining their appearance under a microscope. However, no matter which type of asbestos we are dealing with, the risk factors remain the same!

Asbestos can be found in many places in the home, such as cement roof sheets in your garage or other outdoor buildings. It could also be present in pipe insulation, joint compounds, ceilings, walls and floors. But how can we determine whether this dangerous asbestos lurks somewhere in our homes?

How To Identify Asbestos

Identifying asbestos in your home requires caution and awareness. To spot potential asbestos, look for older materials like insulation, ceiling tiles, roofing shingles, and floor tiles that were installed before the 1980s. However, visual inspection alone is insufficient, as asbestos is not always visibly distinguishable.

DIY testing is extremely discouraged due to the risk of fibre release during collection, which could pose serious health risks to you and your family! If you suspect asbestos, it’s crucial to consult professionals. At ABS Asbestos Removal and Demolition Services, our asbestos inspectors will collect samples for analysis in a certified laboratory. 

Our Newcastle asbestos removal experts have the training to handle asbestos safely and the tools to determine its presence definitively. Remember, not all older materials contain asbestos, but it’s best to err on the side of caution. Regular maintenance and avoiding disturbing potential asbestos sources can help prevent fibre release. When renovating or working with materials that might contain asbestos, call our trained team of professionals to ensure safe handling or removal if necessary. 

What To Expect During Asbestos Removal

You can expect a comprehensive and professional process that prioritises safety and thoroughness during our Newcastle asbestos removal services. Our experienced team follows a systematic approach to ensure effective asbestos removal while minimising risks.

  1. Initial Assessment: Our experts will thoroughly assess your property to identify potential asbestos-containing materials. This includes inspecting insulation, roofing, flooring, and other areas where asbestos might be present.
  2. Detailed Plan: We’ll create a tailored removal plan based on the assessment. This plan outlines the scope of work, safety measures, containment procedures, and a timeline for the removal process.
  3. Safe Containment: Our team will establish controlled work areas with proper ventilation and barriers before removal begins. This prevents the spread of asbestos fibres during removal.
  4. Professional Removal: Our trained professionals will carefully remove asbestos-containing materials using specialised tools and personal protective equipment. We follow strict protocols to ensure minimal fibre release.
  5. Proper Disposal: Asbestos waste is disposed of following local regulations and guidelines. We work with approved disposal facilities to ensure the safe and environmentally responsible disposal of asbestos materials.
  6. Post-Removal Inspection: After removal, our team conducts a meticulous post-removal inspection to verify that all asbestos has been successfully eliminated. Air quality tests may also be performed to ensure the safety of the environment.
  7. Documentation: We provide you with detailed documentation of the removal process, including inspection reports and disposal certificates, ensuring transparency and compliance with regulations.

Our priority throughout the process is maintaining a safe environment for you, your property, and our team. Our professionalism, adherence to regulations, and commitment to health and safety make our Newcastle asbestos removal services a reliable choice for creating a safer living or working space.

If you suspect your property may contain asbestos, do not hesitate to call us now at 0409 007 033.

Professional Asbestos Removal Newcastle

ABS Asbestos removal fleet

Hiring professional asbestos removal services is of paramount importance. Asbestos exposure poses severe health risks, including respiratory diseases and cancer, so ensuring safety during the removal service is crucial.

Our trained experts are equipped with the knowledge and skills to safely identify, handle, and remove asbestos-containing materials. This ensures that hazardous fibres are contained and properly disposed of, minimising health risks for both occupants and workers.

In addition, our team uses specialised equipment and follows strict protocols to ensure effective asbestos removal. This includes creating controlled work areas, using high-quality personal protective equipment, and implementing ventilation systems to prevent fibre dispersion. Our professionals are well-versed in handling various types of asbestos materials and have a proven track record of successful removal projects!

It is extremely important when removing asbestos that the methods used are in compliance with regulations and legal requirements for asbestos removal. Our experts are well-informed about local, regional, and national guidelines, ensuring that every aspect of the removal process aligns with legal standards. Attempting asbestos removal without the necessary knowledge and adherence to regulations can result in legal consequences and increased health risks.

Hiring our professional Newcastle asbestos removal services offers peace of mind. Our experienced team conducts thorough assessments before initiating any removal work, providing accurate estimates and timelines. This transparency ensures that clients are well informed and prepared throughout the process.

By entrusting your property to our professional asbestos removal team, you can ensure the safety of you, your family and your property. With a focus on health, expertise, and legal adherence, we are dedicated to creating safer environments by eliminating the risks associated with asbestos exposure!

Our Newcastle asbestos removal team has over 15 years of experience, so you can feel safe knowing your home is in the best hands. Whether you are carrying out a home renovation project or suspect that your existing home may contain asbestos, contact our friendly and professional team today on 0409 007 033 for a free quote.