With one-third of Australian homes still containing asbestos, it can be tricky to know whether or not your home is part of that statistic. If you suspect asbestos is present in your home, our asbestos testing services and building inspections can tell you exactly what you’re dealing with, so you can take action.
Asbestos Testing Services
Frequently Asked Questions
If you have any queries about our asbestos testing services, please consult our frequently asked questions below. Otherwise, head over to our contact page and get in touch with a member of our team today for any additional information you may require.
With asbestos exposure posing such a significant health risk, it can be important to know whether your home or business contains any trace of it. While the best course of action is often to leave asbestos alone, a thorough building inspection can still be highly beneficial for your overall safety.
When asbestos is disturbed, it can begin to release harmful fibres into the air. If you’re unaware of their presence, these fibres can then easily go undetected, prolonging your exposure and significantly increasing the risk of harm. However, asbestos sample testing lets you monitor all affected areas in your home for signs of disruption or deterioration, allowing you to take action the minute you notice any changes.
Before it was banned as a hazardous good, asbestos was an incredibly popular building material used in just about everything, from asbestos roofs to asbestos tiles. Now, testing for any trace of this harmful material has become a must for many homeowners across Australia. If your home was built before the 1990s, it’s very possible that you may find asbestos in any of the following areas:
- Roofing materials
- Floor tiles
- Walls and ceilings
- External cladding
- Electrical switchboards
- Water systems and guttering
- Splashbacks and sinks
- Fencing, sheds, and garages
Our asbestos testing services and inspections are efficient, straightforward, and highly accurate, allowing you to stay safe and informed as quickly as possible.
First, one of our experienced team members will come out to your property to collect a sample of the suspected asbestos. Then, the sample will be securely sealed and transported to a NATA-accredited laboratory for analysis, where the results should be ready a few days after. Along with the results, a full report of the material will be issued to provide a detailed breakdown of its contents.
Most often, if your sample comes back with a positive reading for asbestos, the best course of action is to simply leave it alone and monitor the situation. If, however, asbestos is confirmed on your property and it requires swift removal, we can help. Get in touch with us today to learn more about our fast and professional asbestos removal services.
After the asbestos has been removed from your home or business, an independent asbestos clearance inspection will be required to formally verify that your property is asbestos-free. The inspection will be completed by workers from an accredited third-party company who, once confident there are no traces of asbestos, will issue an official asbestos clearance certificate.
Contact Our Team Today for Professional Asbestos Testing Services
The team at South City Asbestos Removal has over eight years of industry experience and can safely conduct all asbestos testing and building inspections necessary for your property. If you would like to enquire about asbestos testing for your home or place of business, visit our contact page and reach out to a member of our team today.