Asbestos Testing

this is the only way you can know the extent of asbestos materials and the condition they are in.

We will conduct a thorough inspection of your premises, which will involve sampling and analysis to confirm the presence of asbestos and asbestos-containing materials.  A test sample will be sent to a lab accredited by NATA (the National Association of Testing Authorities) for further investigation, with the results coming back within one business day.

If asbestos is discovered we can inform you of its condition and whether it could be damaged by activities such as building maintenance and the instalment of new equipment.  If it needs to be removed, we’ll present you with a plan of action.

Asbestos Removals

such is the danger posed by asbestos that removal should only be carried out by fully qualified and trained professionals.

We specialise in removing asbestos from residential, commercial and industrial properties and are licenced to remove both friable and non-friable asbestos-containing materials.

Before we begin removal we ensure the surrounding area is cleared of people, pets and removable objects such as furniture. We line all surfaces with dust sheets fastened with strong adhesive tape. Windows are fastened and sealed with tape and our experts wear disposable overalls and shoe coverings.

Once the removal process has finished, we clean up the site thoroughly, conduct air monitoring and issue a clearance certificate.

Our asbestos removal services include, but are not limited to internal and external wall sheeting and cladding, asbestos in ceiling areas, fire retardant material, stripping and removal of asbestos around pipes, corrugated asbestos roofing removal and the safe transportation and disposal of the toxic material.

Asbestos Disposal

asbestos is a known carcinogen, and once it has been removed from a building, needs to be disposed of safely.  During removal, the toxic material still poses a serious threat to health and should only be handled by experts.  At Pro Asbestos Removal Adelaide, we use specialist equipment to safely manage the disposal of your asbestos in asbestos waste facilities that have been licenced by the Department of Environment and Regulation.

Asbestos Site Demolition

if your old building is about to be demolished to make way for something new, you must engage the services of asbestos removal professionals.  You can’t just knock down the structure, because you risk contaminating the local area with the toxic, life-shortening material.

When you engage us we survey the building in question for asbestos-containing material before demolition.  Information gathered during this process determines whether the asbestos will be removed or isolated. Following demolition, we dispose of all asbestos-containing materials in licenced facilities and check the air quality of the site to ensure it is free of asbestos fibres.

Where might I find asbestos?

In Australia, asbestos can be found in buildings constructed in the years leading up to the mid-1980s. According to the Australian government, approximately one third of all homes built in Australia contain asbestos products.  Homes built after 1990 are unlikely to have asbestos-containing materials.

Why is it dangerous?

Asbestos becomes dangerous when materials containing the mineral are damaged and the fibres are released into the air. When they are inhaled they travel to the lungs where they can cause a range of diseases. The ailments don’t happen immediately, because they take a while to develop.

Asbestos can cause the following diseases, some of which are fatal:

  • Mesothelioma, a cancer of the lining of the lungs and lining of the digestive tract
  • Asbestos-related lung cancer
  • Asbestosis, a chronic lung diseases that involves scarring of lung tissue
  • Pleural thickening.  This is a thickening of the lining of the lungs.  If the condition worsens, the lungs can be squeezed which causes shortness of breath

Note that asbestos in a good condition and left undisturbed is unlikely to be a health risk.

What should I do if I think there is asbestos in my home or place of work?

If you suspect the presence of asbestos it’s best to have your building assessed by professionals, such as the experts at Pro Asbestos Removal Adelaide.  The issue is too important to ignore.