Asbestos Removal In Melbourne
Asbestos is a naturally-occurring, fibrous silicate mineral that is highly resistant to heat, electricity and chemical corrosion and can be woven into fabrics. Pure asbestos acts effectively as an insulator, and it can also be mixed into cloth, paper, cement, plastic and other materials to give them strength.
It was used in brake linings and in fire-resistant and insulating materials and until only a few decades ago was a popular option for insulation, building and construction in Melbourne. If you’re not an expert in building practices or asbestos-containing-materials, identifying them can be particularly challenging. In a nutshell, asbestos can be found in pretty much every room, in any type of building.
If your commercial property or structure was constructed before 1990, you are likely to find asbestos one or more of the following:
- Insulation and fireproofing
- Pipe cement – cement in general
Asbestos was not completely banned until 2003 so be very cautious, the pre-1990 date is not a failsafe measure of determining the presence of asbestos.
While asbestos that has remained intact is less likely to cause you harm, you are opening up your household or workplace to severe risk once it is damaged by accident or eroded by nature. The only way to ensure there is zero risk is to have it removed completely and replaced.
This is because there are many risks associated with handling, moving and disposing of any asbestos-containing materials. When they are drilled, broken, cracked or tampered with and the asbestos fibres are exposed, you are at a high risk of inhaling the fibres and if they are left alone, they will quickly become airborne and even more difficult to get rid of.
Safe Disposal of Asbestos
At MD Asbestos Removals in Melbourne, our team are specially trained and familiar with safe-handling practices, commercial asbestos removal services and waste disposal practices meeting all Environmental Protection Authority regulations.
Contacting experts is the only way to ensure your home is completely free of contaminated materials without causing any damage in the process.
How To Safely Identify Asbestos In The Workplace:
- Checking out the manufacturer product name and date. Look for labels around your home, on your roofing materials If it dates back to the early 1980s or earlier, the chances of your roof sheeting containing asbestos, are very high. Some items such as asbestos cement might indicate ‘AC’ (asbestos cement) on their label.
- The date is not always a solid indication as asbestos was not completed banned from use until the early 2000s. If you’ve located a manufacturer’s label, a quick online search of the material or product and what it comprises of is definitely in your best interest to get the all-clear.
- If possible, contact the building company or contractors to get some background information on whether any of the materials contain asbestos.
- How to be 100% sure? Book a free professional on-site consultation or inspection with our Melbourne experts in asbestos roof removal services, asbestos in general and contaminated soil removal.
24/7 Emergency Services Available
Some jobs require urgency due to health and safety concerns and sometimes due to individual preferences and circumstances. MD Asbestos Removals, in order to accommodate to getting your commercial asbestos removal services completed at your convenience we operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Commercial Asbestos Testing: Free Commercial On-Site Consultations
If your floor tiling contains asbestos and is damaged or if you simply want to book your free on-site consultation to find out whether or not they are asbestos floor tiles in the first place: contact MD Asbestos Removal, we provide commercial asbestos testing Melbourne wide.