Once a popular roofing material used in everything from corrugated tiles to roof insulation, asbestos can still be found in roughly one-third of Australian homes to this day. As experienced Class B license holders, we at South City Asbestos Removal can provide professional, safe roof asbestos removal for homeowners in and around the Mornington Peninsula.
Roof Asbestos Removal
Frequently Asked Questions
We understand that roof asbestos removal can be a daunting process for many. To alleviate any concerns you may have, we’ve put together a list of answers to some of our most frequently asked questions. If you have any further queries, please don’t hesitate to contact us at any time.
If your house was built before 1990, there’s an increased likelihood that your home has asbestos in the roof tiles, insulation, and ridge capping, among other areas. Much like asbestos found in other areas throughout the home, roof asbestos is often non-friable. This means it’s much less likely to pose a hazard as long as it’s left undisturbed.
However, exposure to continuous sun, wind, and rain can cause your asbestos roof to deteriorate, releasing its dangerous fibres into the air. If inhaled, these asbestos fibres can become permanently trapped in the lungs and lead to serious health risks.
Asbestos was first phased out in Australia during the 1980s, meaning it has been at least 30-40 years since asbestos was used as a common roofing material. With an average lifespan of 50 years, it’s likely that any existing asbestos roofs will need to be replaced either now or in the not-too-distant future.
To evade any possible exposure to harmful asbestos fibres, it is safest to contact a licensed company to remove your old roofing material as soon as deterioration becomes apparent. At South City Asbestos Removal, we provide a comprehensive roof asbestos removal and replacement service, carefully disposing of all non-friable asbestos before replacing it with safer, reliable alternatives.
Roof asbestos removal can be complex, and we always take the great level of care necessary to ensure every area we work on is left 100% asbestos-free. As fully licensed and accredited Class B removalists, our team is well-versed in all the latest procedures and regulations that must be followed to guarantee complete removal.
Once the removal is complete, a third-party company can be hired to inspect your property. Once they are confident all traces of asbestos have been eradicated, they will issue an independent clearance certificate to verify their findings.
Whether or not you are required to notify the neighbouring buildings around your home or business depends on their proximity to your property. As well as informing everyone inside the building before removal commences, it’s also a requirement to inform anyone in adjoining properties or in properties directly facing the removal site.
The length of time you’re required to spend away from your property is subject to the complexity of the job. With certain asbestos removals, we can be finished within a day. However, other, more complex removals can take several days to complete. In this instance, we would discuss the full removal timeline with you at the same time you receive an initial quote from our team.
Contact Our Licensed Team Today
If you’re looking to get your asbestos roof removed in an effective and timely manner, contact the team at South City Asbestos Removal today. We are fully trained, certified, and insured to remove all non-friable asbestos, always making sure we stay up to date with the latest safety procedures and government regulations.
To receive a free, no-obligation quote for asbestos removal, head over to our contact page and get in touch with a member of our team today.