The Asbestos Testing Process
Once you have contacted us, concerned you may have asbestos in your home, you have two options. Take the sample yourself to a lab that carries out asbestos testing or bring it to us to have it tested (we don’t recommend this as we don’t advocate untrained persons handling asbestos containing materials). Alternatively, have us come to you – where we will safely collect samples and take them away for asbestos testing.
Expert Site Inspection
We will come to your home and assess the areas you are concerned about. We can quickly assess your home and point out areas that are likely to have asbestos containing products in them. We can take one sample or as many as required. Where ever possible this is done out of site (from power point holes, fan holes etc.) so there is the minimum visible disruption to your home. Whilst onsite we will measure up any suspected asbestos containing materials so we can prepare a free quote for removal and disposal if the sample tests positive for asbestos fibres.
Quick Asbestos Test Results
Depending on the type of product being sampled the results can be back as quick as 3 days. If the sample is urgent we can turn some tests around in just 24 hours for an additional fee. Some products such as asbestos containing vinyl floor tiles can take longer due to the material needing to be “broken down” in the lab.
The Only Definitive Way To Know If Asbestos Is Present
Despite many “old wives tales” about detection of asbestos, the only definitive way to ensure the presence of asbestos in materials is to literally see the fibres under a microscope.
Once we have the result we will notify you by telephone, once the report is written up this will be sent to you via email.
Safe Removal Of ACM Options
Where to from there? Up to you….you will have your testing report and a quote so if you would like to have the asbestos removed and disposed of we can organise this to be done quickly, professionally and most important safety by our qualified team of asbestos removalists.
Fully qualified, police cleared and insured, we can work on a variety of buildings including:
- Places of Business
- Farmyard Utility buildings
- Shopping centres
- Military buildings
As an employer or business owner, it is your duty to ensure the safety and welfare of your employees and customers. Asbestos exposure is a significant risk to workers in any type of building constructed before the early 1990’s.
Not only is asbestos a risk to the health of your workforce but it can also damage your company’s reputation. If your employees become exposed to asbestos in your building, you could be held accountable and potentially be exposed to legal action from either the employee or Government Authorites
South Adelaide Asbestos Removal can conduct a full evaluation of your Business premises, no matter how large it is.
Our fully qualified, professional team can quickly identify problem areas in any building’s infrastructure.
Our technicians can then organise the testing and safe removal and disposal of all asbestos containing materials, resulting in a safe work environment for you and your colleagues.
You can find out more about asbestos testing here:
If you would like to know more about Asbestos in the workplace and your responsibilities as a business or business owner please check here: https://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/asbestos
Studies show that these products, if left undisturbed, may not present a significant health risk provided the material is in reasonable condition. If the asbestos fibres remain firmly bound in a solid matrix, you may not need to remove the asbestos-containing product.
Even weathered asbestos roofing may not release many airborne fibres unless the material is disturbed or handled in a way that promotes the release of fibres. Health problems usually occur when people are unaware of the hazards of working with asbestos-containing products. The important point is to always work so there is minimal release of dust or small particles from the asbestos containing material.
Asbestos becomes a health risk when large amounts of asbestos fibres are released into the air and inhaled. People generally start to consider removing the asbestos when they want to do have work done on their home and they are told by the electrician or plumber etc that they aren’t going near the job until the asbestos is removed! The problem with waiting until this happens is that the work you want done will be delayed until the removal process can begin, as government approval is required for all asbestos work over 10 metres square it can take days to get the paperwork processed and that can be costly if you’ve got tradesman charging you for the downtime!
Great local Business! Fast, Professional and Effective workmanship!!Sam Hale