Residential Asbestos Removal
Commercial & Industrial Asbestos
What is asbestos?
Asbestos is a hazardous material that was commonly used in construction in Australia until the 1980s. Exposure to asbestos can cause serious health problems, including lung cancer and mesothelioma. If you have asbestos in your home or building, it is important to have it removed safely and professionally.
1st Choice will:
Conduct an initial visual site assessment to identify the suspected asbestos-containing material (ACM). Not all materials contain asbestos, so having our experienced team onsite will aid to determine which materials contain asbestos before beginning removal. In the majority of cases this will suffice however should further granular testing (such as by a laboratory) be required 1st Choice will recommend a specialised licensed asbestos assessor to the client for further assessment and testing.
In Australia, it is illegal to remove more than 10 square meters of asbestos-containing material (ACM) without a license. You should engage a licensed asbestos removalist to remove the ACM safely.
1. Prepare the work area
The area where asbestos is being removed needs to be prepared to prevent the spread of asbestos fibers. This may include sealing off the area, using negative air pressure, and wearing appropriate personal protective equipment.
2. Remove the asbestos
Licensed asbestos removalists will remove the ACM using appropriate techniques and equipment to prevent the release of asbestos fibers.
3. Dispose of the asbestos
Asbestos waste needs to be disposed of in accordance with government regulations. The licensed asbestos removalist will arrange for the disposal of the asbestos waste at an approved facility.
4. Final clearance inspection
After removal, the work area will be inspected to ensure that all asbestos has been removed and the area is safe for reoccupation.
It is important to note that the exact requirements for removing asbestos may vary depending on the specific circumstances, such as the type of ACM, the location, and the size of the area. Consult with 1st Choice and we will provide you with specific advice and guidance based on your individual situation.