Asbestos In My Home?
There was a huge range of building products that were used widely in both commercial and domestic construction from the 50’s to the 90’s that were asbestos containing materials (ACM).
Asbestos Cement products were used widely in domestic housing right up until the late 1980’s, being phased out by the early 1990’s. Identifying what might be asbestos isn’t always easy.
What should I do if I’m thinking of renovating?
If you are planning to do some renovations, DIY or are having a tradesman in to carry out renovation work, you should carefully inspect the areas where the job is to be done and if you suspect some materials there may contain asbestos proceed with caution. Don’t do ANYTHING until you are sure there is no asbestos containing materials, we get calls every week from people who start work without checking and have exposed themselves unnecessarily to asbestos fibres.
The best course of action is to contact a licensed asbestos removalist like South Adelaide Asbestos Removal who can safely take a sample of the material and have it tested.
Could There Be Asbestos In My Home?
If your home was built prior to 1989 then it is highly likely to contain asbestos. If it was built before 1993 then it is still likely to contain asbestos. In fact properties constructed as recently as the early 2000’s could still contain some asbestos materials.
What should you do if you come across any possible asbestos that is damaged? You should have the material inspected and tested by a licensed asbestos removal company like South Adelaide Asbestos Removal.
If you want to know more about asbestos around the home you can check out the SA Governments site on asbestos and the dangers here: http://www.asbestos.sa.gov.au/
Below is a list of areas around and in the home where, in the past, asbestos was commonly used:
Outside Your Property
- Asbestos Cement Roofing
- Asbestos Cement Eave linings
- Asbestos Cement Wall Cladding
- Asbestos Cement Carport Ceilings and Walls
- Asbestos Cement Porches
- Asbestos Cement Gutters and Downpipes
- Asbestos Cement Garden Edging
- Asbestos Cement Clad Garages and Sheds
- Asbestos Cement Clad “Chook sheds”
Inside Your Property
- Asbestos Cement Bathroom Walls
- Asbestos Cement Toilet Walls
- Asbestos Cement Laundry Walls
- Asbestos Cement Ceilings (not as common as in walls)
- Asbestos Cement splash panels behind your kitchen taps
- Asbestos Cement flooring in second storey wet areas
- Asbestos Containing Vinyl floor tiles
- Asbestos Cement heater flu’s
Didn’t realise asbestos cement is so common in our homes? It’s a common reaction! This is why it is so important to get it checked or tested FIRST. Protect yourself, your family and your property and call South Adelaide Asbestos Removal today for solutions to asbestos in your home or business.
South Adelaide Asbestos Removal take care of the entire process for you!
We prepare all the necessary applications and lodge them with Safe Work SA.
We notify your neighbours of the day and time that the work is to be done.
We make sure that all preparations are made to make the job go smoothly and safely, not just during the removal process but also for the safe transport and disposal of the asbestos waste.
If you need Asbestos removed, definitely worth contacting this business. Totally professional in their business and I have no problem recommending them to anyone. A pleasure to deal with. 5 Stars all round.James Brown