Asbestos Removal Services Australia
Clear your building of asbestos and get your site up to code with our comprehensive Asbestos Removal services.
SERS Asbestos Consultants have been involved with the abatement of over one million square metres of asbestos contained within existing structures. We have qualified, licensed Asbestos Assessors to identify, monitor, remove and adequately manage any asbestos situation.
Asbestos removal is an incredibly important part of any new construction, demolition or refurbishment. Contact SERS today to get started with clearing your site of asbestos.
- Asbestos Removal
- Asbestos Management Plans
- Asbestos Inspections
- Asbestos Testing
- Asbestos Surveys
- Asbestos Air Monitoring
How Dangerous is Asbestos?
Originally thought to be a wonderfully cheap and efficient building material, Asbestos was soon to become one of the most dangerous in Australia. This is why it’s so important to have a licensed and trained asbestos consultant to safely remove any asbestos on your property.
Asbestos fibres are incredibly hard to destroy – once the fibres are lodged in the lungs or other body tissues the body cannot break them down or remove them. They remain in place where they can cause diseases.
There are three primary diseases associated with asbestos exposure:
- Lung Cancer
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Where Was Asbestos Used?
Asbestos can commonly be found in roofing, wall cladding, flooring, insulations, gaskets, adhesives and any form of cement. It is especially prevalent in lower-cost construction, including many homes, schools, churches, shops and even hospitals.
Asbestos are naturally occurring minerals with physical characteristics that made them ideal as a building material. They contain fibres of high tensile strength while having a thermal tolerance of 400 degrees Celsius.
Buildings built prior to 2003 may still contain traces of asbestos which pose serious health risks if the fibres are breathed in.
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Asbestos Removal Regulations
Asbestos was completely banned in Australia in 2003 – it is illegal to import, store, supply, sell, install, use or re-use these materials.
Due to its hazardous nature, asbestos is highly regulated by Safe Work Australia (SWA) and is now banned as a construction material. Asbestos removal must be performed by qualified professionals and done in accordance to strict standards.
Extensive asbestos testing is necessary to definitively identify whether the material is present within the structure. Regulations specifically state these tasks must be carried out by licensed professional Asbestos assessors.
Asbestos can be potentially dangerous if it breaks. Property owners are advised not to handle such projects. It is strongly recommended for properties built prior to 1991 to undergo an asbestos inspection and where necessary have testing conducted.