Asbestos Removal Services
Professional removal of asbestos in Adelaide by our experienced and fully trained team. It all begins with an inspection, followed by testing, and, then, the safe removal and transport of the material. The Demolition Blokes (TDB) have been taking care of both commercial and residential extraction services for our clients for a number of years. We understand the process completely and put your safety first throughout.
Many clients come upon this situation through renovating their home or building. Prior to the 1990s, it was still commonly used in a variety of building applications, which means it is likely that a structure built in this era will contain some asbestos. TDB can effectively deal with the problem on your behalf; and keep family and staff safe at all times. Call us now to discuss your specific situation or click here to be contacted promptly by us.
It is recommended that material is tested, as it is not always easy to correctly identify the presence of it within building applications. TDB will inspect your site and take samples of materials for professional testing. It is most usually found in ceilings, roofing, flooring, walls and tiles, within homes and buildings in your area. The materials are examined under microscope for certain fibres in laboratory conditions.
It is always far better to be safe than sorry, where the possible presence of this dangerous material is concerned. Results can be ascertained usually within 48 to 72 hours. If you would like to know more about this service, or have any questions you would like answered before you get started, call us today and we will be able to help you every step of the way.
Inspections & Reports
TDB can inspect a property prior to purchase or renovation, to ensure that clients know what they are potentially facing. A professional inspection will identify the presence of asbestos and remediation of the site can then be factored into the value of the property on this basis. They say that knowledge is power, and it is best to know what you are up against and how much that will cost. Disturbing fibres during demolition and building can be a health risk for those on the site istels.
Getting your residential home or commercial business properly inspected and examined will ensure the safety of all concerned. TDB undertake inspections throughout the Adelaide metropolitan area and fringes, so if you would like the leaders in this service, call us today and we will be able to provide you a quote before you get started.
What is Asbestos & What Types Are There?
It is a naturally occurring silicate mineral, which contains long thin fibrous crystals. It has been mined for over four thousand years. It has a number of properties, including fire resistance and sound absorption, which made it popular as a building material. It wasn’t until the twentieth century that health concerns began to be raised about the inhalation of dangerous fibres. Serious and terminal illnesses, like mesothelioma, asbestosis, and lung cancer, were soon linked to the material. It was eventually restricted, phased out, and, then, banned by the 1980s and 1990s. The versatility of it had meant that it was used in a wide range of applications and this has posed problems in its eradication.
The South Australian government classifies materials containing this element as either friable or non- friable. Those friable, or non-bonded, products are the more dangerous because the fibres and dust can be released into the air. The level of material in these products is usually very high. Disturbed friable asbestos risks the health of all those in the immediate area from airborne inhalation. Non-friable, or bonded, products are primarily made via a bonding compound, like cement, and mixed with a smaller proportion of it. The solid nature of this material does not lend itself easily to dispersal of the fibres by hand pressure. Non-friable products in good condition are far less of a risk for those working with them. Damaged or weathered products can lead to parts of it becoming friable. Products containing this in good condition can be left alone, but their removal, or drilling, or cutting, can pose health risks and must comply with Work Health and Safety Regulations.
Air Monitoring Report
Air sampling units are set up in and around the site, by a licenced Assessor, to test for any airborne particles remaining. This report will ascertain the effectiveness of the safety procedures and when the site is ready for reoccupation. This is compulsory for friable materials and all product removal over 10 square meters. Our commitment to your safety and the safety of all those concerned see TDB following stringently all rules for commercial and residential removal projects.
Once we have successfully removed and cleaned up all traces of the material, a licenced Assessor checks all aspects of the removal process, including transit route and the location of the waste material. All debris and contaminated waste must have been completely removed and all surfaces cleaned to take care of dust particles. A clearance certificate and an air monitoring report can then green light the safety of the site for reoccupation.
Where Can It Be Found?
Some of the more common places you may find asbestos in your home are: Roof shingles and corrugated sheets; Walls in the internal linings and external cladding; Floor tile underlay and vinyl sheets and floor tiles; Electrical switchboards; Bathroom ceilings, walls and floors.
It can also be found in some unlikely areas such as kitchen splash backs, floors, ceilings and walls; Laundry walls, ceilings and floors; and Fencing profiled and corrugated sheets.
Warehouses, shops, schools, hospitals, factories, and office blocks. Within these commercial buildings it can often be found in: Internal wall linings; eaves; roofs; fire doors; wet areas like toilets and amenities; switchboards; flooring and under flooring; and exterior cladding.
Types of Services
Our professional services can ensure that your renovation, demolition, and building process remains safe for all those involved and will result in you getting the finished job that you would expect from a reputable company such as ours. We provide a comprehensive service from beginning to end. Locating possible dangerous materials, testing it, and removing it, in accordance with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards. We are fully licensed to transport and correctly dispose of the asbestos waste material.
Our professional and fully licenced team and operatives wear protective clothing and P2 respirators to keep them safe from dangerous fibres and dust. We are fully insured and licenced and will always ensure the safest practices when undertaking any of the work that we do. Our commitment is always to safety and reliability throughout the process from start to finish, so call us today and speak with us about what you need done and we will provide you with all the information and affordable prices.
If you would like to find out more information about this dangerous material and the procedures you need to take to have them removed, you can read more about it here