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  • Domestic Asbestos Removal

    1st Choice Asbestos Removal

    Pat is an absolute professional! Asbestos was not really part of our renovation plan and Pat was able to help us out on short notice and worked above and beyond to finish our job off in time for us to continue with our renovation plans. Clearly experienced, he made some excellent recommenda...

    5.0 
    220 Reviews
    Newington,NSW
  • Asbestos Removers

    Rubbish Relief

    TIM contacted very quickly , telephone quote satisfactory , did the job quickly and efficently , came back to fix minor leak

    5.0 
    76 Reviews
    South Windsor,NSW
  • Asbestos Roof Removal

    Asbestos Away Sydney

    I would highly recommend Tony & the team from Asbestos Away! The service was faultless & the job was completed in a timely & professional manner! We will definitely be using them again.

    5.0 
    59 Reviews
    Kingsgrove,NSW
  • Asbestos Removal Contractors

    Aussie Paul Asbestos Removals

    Very professional; hard working; on time; importance to safety when removing asbestos is of high standard; removed other rubbish for a small price later; will hire paulo for future jobs.

    5.0 
    54 Reviews
    Burnside Heights,VIC
  • Asbestos Removal Companies

    Benny's Rubbish Removal

    Cannot recommend these guys highly enough- fast, clean, friendly, do a fantastic job. This is the second time I've hired them and I will be using them again.

    5.0 
    44 Reviews
    Miranda,NSW
  • Domestic Asbestos Removal

    S.S.M Asbestos Removal

    Steve McCarthy has done a job for me in the removal of asbestos. He is a conscientious worker, attentive to detail and takes every precaution needed to ensure a safe working environment. I am more than happy to recommend him to anyone in need of the above. All the best!

    5.0 
    39 Reviews
    Bairnsdale,VIC
  • SVSR

    Domestic Asbestos Removal

    S V S R Contracting Services

    SVSR Contracting Services are fantastic, friendly & professional. Duncan is very pleasant to deal with and provided an accurate competitive quote for the work required. I will definitely use SVSR Contacting Services again in the future.

    5.0 
    34 Reviews
    Liverpool,NSW
  • FRR

    Asbestos Removal Companies

    Fred's Rubbish Removal

    Quick, relatively easy to deal with, competitive price and left a clean site afterwards.

    5.0 
    30 Reviews
    Five Dock,NSW
  • Asbestos Removal Companies

    Mid Coast Rubbish Removal

    We are very pleased with the job Mid Coast Rubbish Removal did at our house, Peter was on time the day first looked at the job & we were impressed with how quick he emailed the quote through. The day of the removal again 'on time' and very professional, we are very happy with job and will be gett...

    5.0 
    25 Reviews
    Port Macquarie,NSW
  • Good job - thankyou. Arrived on time and work carried out well.

    5.0 
    23 Reviews
    West Gosford,NSW
  • Asbestos Air Monitoring

    RiverCity Asbestos Removals

    Ross and his team were professional, a thorough clean-up. Ross also suggested a sample test first, which was a simple procedure that would tell if walls were asbestos. I felt confident he had my family's best interest at heart. I would endorse this business and use again. Thank you Jacqueline, Ji...

    5.0 
    22 Reviews
    Aspley,QLD
  • Wonderful communication, easy to deal with and the done was done in speedy time. Will recommend to anyone.

    5.0 
    24 Reviews
    Hackham,SA
  • PMB

    Asbestos Roof Removal

    Paul Murphy Builder

    Completed the job quickly, efficiently even though start was delayed due to weather

    5.0 
    21 Reviews
    Horsley,NSW
  • Emergency Asbestos Removal

    AZYTEK Asbestos Services

    Mark was a pleasure to deal with, his quote was recieved promptly and the job was completed as promised, when promised, thanks Mark

    5.0 
    18 Reviews
    Adelaide,SA
  • DEW

    Asbestos Removal

    Direct earthworks wa

    Martin and Lee completed my demo job exceeding my expectation. They were professional, friendly and efficient. I would certaily engage them in my next project and recomend them to others.

    5.0 
    17 Reviews
    Alkimos,WA
  • OTAB

    Asbestos Fence Removal

    Omega Tiling And Bathrooms

    Ivan was amazing. Would absolutely recommend him to anyone looking for a wonderful, quality tiler. Thanks Ivan!

    5.0 
    16 Reviews
    Duffy,ACT
  • NCP

    Asbestos Removal

    Niblett Consultants P/L

    Thank you for quoting our job we be in touch when we reach that stage in the construction. cheers costas

    5.0 
    15 Reviews
    Dromana,VIC
  • Asbestos Removal

    Mini Works Maintenance

    Tony did an excellent job. He is trustworthy and works hard to get the job done on time. Would definitely use him again!

    5.0 
    12 Reviews
    Burwood,NSW
  • Asbestos Removal Companies

    Asbestos Removal Services SA

    Great job and great price. Very happy with the work was done very efficiently and cleanly. Would recommend.

    5.0 
    11 Reviews
    Adelaide,SA
  • Asbestos Inspection

    SAFE Asbestos Group

    Great result, these guys were extremely professional and quick, they even showed me their A-Class asbestos licence before doing the job, would highly recomend!

    5.0 
    11 Reviews
    Rocklea,QLD
  • Domestic Asbestos Removal

    Access Asbestos Removal

    George called straight away gave an unbeatable price & picked up the asbestos within the hour very happy would use Access Asbestos Removal again if needed Belinda.

    5.0 
    11 Reviews
    Beverly Hills,NSW
  • Commercial Asbestos Removal

    Extreme Roof Plumbing

    Good service, friendly and professional. Great communication and followup just a little out of my expected price range.

    5.0 
    10 Reviews
    Jane Brook,WA
  • Asbestos Disposal

    OzKing Services

    Cheap, cheerful, efficient and completed the job with minimal fuss. Would recommend their services.

    5.0 
    10 Reviews
    Sydney,NSW
  • Asbestos Removers

    Boss Fencing

    Eski is the just the nicest, most professional guy ever. The job was brilliant, communication was fantastic, he was on time, and budget was realistic!

    5.0 
    10 Reviews
    Mirrabooka,WA
  • thanks for your recommendation of Alan Sullivan the surveyor whose price was certainly much better. I haven't got the job done yet but I hope it turns out all right. George

    5.0 
    10 Reviews
    Robina Town Centre,QLD
  • Asbestos Removal Services

    Aussie Asbestos Solutions P/L

    Aussie Asbestos Solutions provided a hassel free quote on the same day as the add went on, their quote was excellent and service fantastic. I recommend anyone who needs asbestos removed to use Aussie Asbestos, Greg even provided some advice for the future if I find asbestos, as well as running th...

    5.0 
    10 Reviews
    Sandhurst,VIC
  • Emergency Asbestos Removal

    Derbas Demolition

    Turned up on time, did all that was required, clean and tidy and two really nice honest blokes would use them again and recommend them to friends etc. Ps Their secretary was very friendly and helpful and answered all my questions. Bob Avalon

    5.0 
    9 Reviews
    Old Guildford,NSW
  • Domestic Asbestos Removal

    Access Quality Services

    Great service, fast response for quoting. Great removal job, no mess, no fuss! Super happy with the work. Thanks Cindy & Sam

    5.0 
    11 Reviews
    West Hoxton,NSW
  • Asbestos Removal

    Krom Fencing

    What a wonderful company. Efficient, extremely good at their job and dare I say almost felt like family. I would recommend then 100%

    5.0 
    9 Reviews
    Wangara,WA
  • Aaron and his team from Safe N Sound Asbestos removal were very prompt, informative and professional. It was relief to have them on the job! I highly recommend Safe N Sound for your asbestos removal needs.

    5.0 
    8 Reviews
    Wakerley,QLD

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What You Need to Know about Asbestos Removal

Initially, asbestos was an attractive material to various industries, and this was due to the impressive properties it possessed. Its tensile strength, flexibility, insulation from heat, and affordability made it a highly versatile material — people around the globe found hundreds of applications for it.

Among these uses was in the home building industry. In Australia, one third of homes built before or around the 1980s had asbestos-containing materials or ACMs. ACMs are typically found in many areas in the home including (but not limited to):

  • Roof sheeting and capping
  • Vinyl sheet flooring
  • Wall sheeting
  • Fencing
  • Guttering
  • Gables and eaves
  • Drainage and flue pipes
  • Carports and sheds
  • Carpet and tile underlays
  • Imitation brick cladding
  • Waterproof membrane
  • Concrete formwork

However, it was later proven that asbestos is a hazardous material. Because of this discovery, asbestos inspection and asbestos testing are recommended to homeowners whose properties were constructed before the mid-1980s. Furthermore, asbestos removal is needed if ACMs are found.

Health risks

Breathing in asbestos fibres has many health risks. High and constant exposure to them increases your risk of contracting lung cancer, asbestosis, and mesothelioma. The dangers are even higher if you’re a smoker, but symptoms of these diseases will only start showing 20 to 30 years after your first exposure to asbestos.

What to do

Whether you’re purchasing an old property or inheriting your parent’s home, it’s important to know when it was constructed. This will easily give you a clue on whether the house was made of ACMs or not. To be quite sure, you can follow these tips and figure out later on the best course to take:

Finding asbestos
It can be tricky to determine if a material or product contains asbestos. Sometimes you only find out about them accidentally — for instance, when you’re renovating. If you suspect that a product or material has asbestos fibres, it’s better to treat it like it really does and observe precaution. Contact an asbestos assessor to inspect your property and to have the material tested.

Take note that for asbestos air monitoring and inspections, you should seek an asbestos assessor. If you’re looking for asbestos removal services, you should call on an asbestos contractor.

Accidentally breaking asbestos
This often happens during renovations or repairs, and when you do break an ACM unintentionally, immediately wipe off the dust with a damp cloth. Afterwards, make sure to double wrap the plastic bags that you used and dump it in your rubbish bin. Using a wet cloth is essential as it will help minimise the release of asbestos fibres in the air.

In the event that the ACM has cracked, you can seal this with PVA glue or paint. However, if you’re dealing with a more serious damage, ask a professional to replace the entire sheet and to handle asbestos disposal as well.

Removing asbestos
Legally, you’re allowed to perform minor asbestos removal. However, it’s still not recommended due to safety reasons. If you’re decided on doing the task, though, remember that you may only remove non-friable asbestos material if the area is not bigger than 10m2 and if the job won’t take more than an hour in a 7-day period.

Also, wear disposable personal protective equipment or PPE. After using it, double wrap your suit and label as “asbestos” before disposal. If you’re dealing with loosely bound asbestos, it would be best to hire asbestos removal contractors instead.

Disposing of asbestos
Check with your local council where you can dispose of asbestos waste. There are only certain sites that have been approved by the council, and there are also rules on the proper disposal of this type of waste.

An alternative to this is enlisting the help of licensed asbestos removal companies in your area. Apart from removing and collecting asbestos waste, they can also provide you with bins and containers.

Things to check before hiring asbestos removal companies

Removing asbestos involves a dangerous process, so you should be very selective when hiring asbestos removers. Of course, you should ensure that they have the skills required for the job and consider their reputation in the industry. But apart from these things, here are three details that you need to check before officially hiring them:

  1. Licence
    Australian states and territories have different classes of licences for asbestos removalists, but generally there are two types of licences issued to asbestos contractors: class A (friable asbestos removal) and class B (non-friable asbestos removal). Friable asbestos products are considered the most hazardous as they are typically loose and dry; they can easily crumble and be released into the air. Meanwhile, non-friable asbestos (also called “bonded asbestos”) products are more solid; therefore, they can’t be pulverised or crumbled so quickly. Moreover, keep in mind that an asbestos removalist and an asbestos assessor are different from each other; hence, there are separate licences given to them.

  2. Insurance
    There are risks in removing asbestos. Sometimes damage and injury caused by the contractor’s actions happen. For this reason, you need to ensure that your prospective asbestos removalists have insurance. A public liability insurance covers damage to your or your neighbour’s property. A workers’ compensation, on the other hand, covers injury that may occur on the site while work is being done.

  3. Cost
    Asbestos removal services cost around $45/hr, but prices may vary depending on the scope of the work. There may also be different rates for domestic and commercial asbestos removal, so when posting your job on the site, make sure to indicate the type of property you have: The key to getting accurate quotes is providing specific details about the job. At ServiceSeeking.com.au, you can compare up to 12 quotes from different businesses. You can expect to hear from them within hours after your job has been posted. Some contractors may need to have a look at the site before giving you a written quote, though. This is also a worthwhile step as it can help asbestos removalists prepare to carry out the job efficiently.