If asbestos is posing a health risk in your home or place of business, it’s imperative you hire qualified, experienced professionals to undertake all necessary removal processes. At South City Asbestos Removal, we provide fully licensed and insured class B asbestos removal throughout the Mornington Peninsula, adhering to the highest safety standards and procedures at all times.
Asbestos Use in Australia
Asbestos was once an immensely popular manufacturing material used to construct buildings throughout Australia. A naturally-occurring material made up of microscopic fibres, asbestos was highly favoured in the construction industry for being durable, fire-resistant, and extremely cost-effective.
However, despite its advantages, asbestos also poses an extreme health risk to anyone exposed to it. If asbestos is disturbed or damaged in any way, its tiny, jagged fibres can be inhaled easily into the lungs, where they then stay trapped indefinitely. Such exposure has since been linked to a number of serious, highly aggressive health conditions, including mesothelioma and asbestosis.
Due to the unjustifiable threat to safety, Australia began to phase out asbestos from construction projects in the 1980s and later banned the material entirely in 2003. However, one-third of Australian homes still contain asbestos, and professional removal remains the only way to make your home asbestos-free without risking your own health.
Class B Asbestos Explained
Class B asbestos, also known as non-friable asbestos, is a composite material, meaning the asbestos has been mixed with other materials, often cement, to create a solid, sturdy form. Because non-friable asbestos was built to be durable, the dangerous fibres are often tightly bound within the material, making the risk of harmful exposure much smaller.
However, this risk increases as the building ages or is subjected to damage, and professional asbestos removal can quickly become necessary to ensure everyone’s safety. To remain diligent, it is important to be aware of all potential asbestos locations in your home. If a building was built before 1990, non-friable asbestos is likely to be found in the following locations:
- Roof sheeting
- Wall and ceiling sheeting
- Vinyl floor tiles
- Gutters and water pipes
- Imitation brick cladding
- Window putty and caulking
Why You Need a Licensed Asbestos Removalist
- The area requiring removal is larger than ten square metres
- The total removal time over a seven day period exceeds one hour
While unlicensed individuals are able to remove non-friable asbestos under lesser circumstances, it’s still highly recommended to hire a licensed company to complete the work for you. Licensed companies are often the only ones capable of completing such tasks without compromising safety, meaning they are undoubtedly the best way to guarantee risk-free removal.
Prioritising Your Safety Every Time
At South City Asbestos Removal, we provide safe, effective non-friable asbestos removal across the Mornington Peninsula and surrounding suburbs. As Class B license holders accredited through WorkSafe Victoria, we are certified to remove all non-friable asbestos as well as any contaminated dust related to the removal process.
Our team takes great care to abide by the strict government regulations and safety procedures surrounding proper removal and disposal. We offer both residential and commercial asbestos removal services and are highly trained to handle all non-friable asbestos products without putting you or anyone else at risk.
To learn more about non-friable asbestos removal, the costs associated with it, and our processes, head over to our contact page today.