Top Rated Asbestos Testing And Removal Services from $45/hr

Best Asbestos Removal Experts in Australiafrom $45/hr

Top 10 Australian Asbestos Testing and Removal Services

  • JO
    4 Reviews
    5.0 

    We greatly appreciate the opportunity to work with you and also look forward to serving you for many more years. Counting you among our customers is something for which we are especially gratefu... Read more

    Byford,WA

    Jignesh: Alright   Read more reviews

    13 September 2016

  • 11 Reviews
    5.0 

    Access Asbestos Removal Pty Ltd The No.1 trusted Sydney Asbestos Removal Company...The Professionals! At Access Asbestos Removal we have 10 fully licensed Asbestos Removalists and are the peo... Read more

    Beverly Hills,NSW

    John: Such a great company to deal with no headaches & super fast   Read more reviews

    6 November 2012

  • GE
    3 Reviews
    5.0 

    We are fully insured and licensed to remove asbestos Our team members are industry accredited and experienced. We also provide Commercial and Household waste removal service We also demolish... Read more

    St Helens Park,NSW

    John: It was a true relief to deal with Tony. He turned up on time, both...   Read more reviews

    11 July 2013

  • 5SAM
    2 Reviews
    5.0 

    We are a family owned business with high quality crew operating in Brisbane and surrounds. Our tight knit crew polite, well-mannered and adhered to Workplace Health and Safety procedures to give... Read more

    Brisbane,QLD

    Angie: Their pricing was great, would use them again for sure, thanks, Angie   Read more reviews

    9 April 2013

  • 3 Reviews
    5.0 

    We are a family owned business with over 20 year's experience working alongside many reputable Home Builders, private builders and owner builders. We use our many years of experience in demoliti... Read more

    Sydney,NSW

    Rita: Very happy with the work they done. They demolished our house heada...   Read more reviews

    25 March 2017

  • I have over 17 years of plastering behind me, strong carpenter background, and a thirst for design. I have renovated over a thousand homes and I still enjoying it. ... Read more

    Ascot Vale,VIC

    Paul: Very quick and great service!! I logged a call on the internet with...   Read more reviews

    15 May 2014

  • 10 Reviews
    5.0 

    We, at Oz King Services, would like to introduce ourselves as a team of cleaning professionals striving towards the long term goal of becoming the best and most reliable provider of Commercial, Ind... Read more

    Sydney,NSW

    Peema: A very good price to fix our roof and the job was done beautifully ...   Read more reviews

    31 August 2013

  • We are a local business that specialize in all fence type and limestone wall installation.retaining and feature . we also install panel and post retaining up to 1350 mm We erect new colorbond /... Read more

    Willetton,WA

    Marilyn: Tony and son did a fantastic job on my retaining wall. Very obligi...   Read more reviews

    7 March 2015

  • 3 Reviews
    5.0 

    Contact us for a quote. We are fully licensed and fully insured. Asbestos removal is something we are serious about and want to help Brisbane residents rid our city of it. Your health is our pri... Read more

    Bracken Ridge,QLD

    Paul: Job was quoted and competed quickly and efficiently. They also gave...   Read more reviews

    19 December 2013

  • 3 Reviews
    5.0 

    Urban Civil (Aust) Pty Ltd is an industry leader specialising in demolition, excavation and strip outs. For over 15 years, our family-run operation has been servicing the New South Wales area. U... Read more

    Beverly Hills,NSW

    Yasser: Great communication, they knew exactly what we wanted, the job was ...   Read more reviews

    15 March 2017

  • AAR
    6 Reviews
    5.0 

    We are an asbestos removal & demolition company specialising in bonded Asbestos removals. We are fully licensed & insured with over 5 years experience. We guarantee a very quick ability to complet... Read more

    Camp Hill,QLD

    Craig: Competitive price, fast and hassle free. Would recommend without h...   Read more reviews

    20 May 2015

  • TR
    3 Reviews
    5.0 

    Iron roof repairs Re-Roofs Preventative roof maintenance Gutter and down pipe repairs Whirly birds Skylights We will beat any written quote! BLD 244 895 National Police clearance.... Read more

    Happy Valley,SA

    Peter: TL Roofing were a pleasure to work with. Firstly they provided a fi...   Read more reviews

    11 July 2013

  • 2 Reviews
    5.0 

    demolition of garages sheds houses removal of rubbish concrete slabs soil asbestos mini excavator available Read more

    South Wentworthville,NSW

    Henry: To George and all his team thank you for a great job and done in su...   Read more reviews

    6 June 2014

  • 3 Reviews
    5.0 

    YOUR PROPERTY MAINTENANCE PROFESSIONALS * Ceilings, Walls, Cornice, Bulkheads * Gyprock, Villaboard, Hardiflex Installations and Repairs * Eaves/Soffit/Fascia linings - new and repairs * Lice... Read more

    Perth,WA

    Marjan: They did a good job for a reasonable price. Professional and very p...   Read more reviews

    12 December 2014

  • TR
    3 Reviews
    5.0 

    We are a family owned Business with over 20 years experience in metalroofing and rooftile repairs. All team members are fully Licensed and insured We use all top quality materials and all wo... Read more

    Caringbah,NSW

    Ash: Trevor provided a very competitive quote. He offered us a good, fri...   Read more reviews

    12 March 2013

  • Hi there My name is Aaron I run Safe N Sound Asbestos Removal & have done since 2012, servicing Brisbane and surrounding areas with a Quality Asbestos Service at an affordable price. over the pa... Read more

    Wakerley,QLD

    Chris: I would Recommend this Business for Asbestos removal, they were alw...   Read more reviews

    14 January 2014

  • 2 Reviews
    5.0 

    Limestone walls, paving, colourbond fence installation, yard clean ups, asbestos removal Read more

    Forrestfield,WA

    Jim: The job was expensive ($1550 for 1.5 days) but Frans did a good job...   Read more reviews

    2 September 2015

  • 2 Reviews
    5.0 

    We are your experts in all demolition services. We deal with all kinds of demolition works, from complete knock downs to a simple bathroom strip out. Unlike other demolition companies we comprise o... Read more

    Melbourne,VIC

    Ryan: Great work. Very impressed with an organised tidy and safe job....   Read more reviews

    1 October 2016

  • 6 Reviews
    5.0 

    We have over 20 years experience in the construction industry and specialise in metal roofing and removal of asbestos roofing, fencing and other ACM. All enquiries are answered promptly. Being "... Read more

    Maroubra South,NSW

    Suzannah: Angus did a great job. Fast response & great price. Will be using a...   Read more reviews

    21 March 2012

  • 7 Reviews
    5.0 

    Home & Garden Improvement and Maintenance Read more

    Smithfield West,NSW

    Allan: Brendan is excellent in terms of customer service. He provided a pr...   Read more reviews

    8 March 2011

  • 11 Reviews
    5.0 

    The SAFE Asbestos Group is a professional, qualified and fully insured asbestos removal and asbestos management company. We operate in QLD and NSW, and our head office is located in Rocklea Bris... Read more

    Rocklea,QLD

    Claire: The were really good and I was very happy with them   Read more reviews

    11 September 2015

  • HRPL
    11 Reviews
    5.0 

    Contact us for a quote. ACN: 056 739 434 License#: 202291AS2 Read more

    Lovett Bay,NSW

    Matthew: Thank you for your prompt reply   Read more reviews

    9 July 2014

  • AD&E
    4 Reviews
    5.0 

    - asbestos removal - House demolition - garage and extension demolition - internal strip out - plant hire - earth moving excavation - site preparation - details excavation - rock breaking... Read more

    Cecil Hills,NSW

    Errol: Definitely recommend   Read more reviews

    29 July 2013

  • 4 Reviews
    5.0 

    Aliyan Fencing is a fast and reliable fencing contracting company that's based in Perth. With over 12 years of experience, we are specialists in: • Colorbond fencing • Aluminium slat fencing •... Read more

    Malaga,WA

    Emilia: Job done well.   Read more reviews

    7 April 2016

  • Contact Gordon or Alan for quotes. Australian Asbestos Management carries out asbestos identification inspections and removals on commercial and residential properties. Buildings will be supplie... Read more

    Maroochydore,QLD

    Nathan: Efficient work! Thank you again   Read more reviews

    6 March 2017

  • 7 Reviews
    5.0 

    We proudly welcome you to Asbestos Be Gone. We are a locally owned company with the goal of providing efficient and economical asbestos removal solutions throughout South East Queensland. We have o... Read more

    Sinnamon Park,QLD

    Eri: I'm very happy with all the process. It was so easy to communicate,...   Read more reviews

    28 June 2017

  • 3 Reviews
    5.0 

    TV Antenna, Satellite services, Home automation, Data, Telephone, CCTV, Security systems, Home theatre installs, Electronic access control, Smart wiring.... Read more

    Ferny Hills,QLD

    Lynette: Reliable and friendly   Read more reviews

    17 September 2010

  • 4 Reviews
    5.0 

    My Tradies & Services Was established in 2008 as a service business and has grown steadily since then by getting things right for its customers. In and around Perth Western Australia. Asbestos ... Read more

    Duncraig,WA

    Astra: Professional, helpful, friendly.   Read more reviews

    6 February 2017

  • 16 Reviews
    5.0 

    RG Demolitions is a leading demolition , excavation and asbestos removal company. At RG demolition we pride ourselves on customer satisfaction and getting the job done right the first time. No ... Read more

    Sydney South,NSW

    Daniel: Thanks for a great job Ryan. Large job took 10 hours and he kept me...   Read more reviews

    21 April 2017

  • 3 Reviews
    5.0 

    RJ EDWARDS PLUMBING PTY. LTD. is one of the Hunter region's newest plumbing companies to emerge. With works ranging from domestic plumbing maintenance, right through to large scale commercial proje... Read more

    Kotara,NSW

    Maree: Russell was prompt both turning up and with the quote. Though I kno...   Read more reviews

    1 December 2013

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Average rating of 5.0 stars for category "Asbestos Removal" based on 196 reviews

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.