Asbestos Removal Tweed Heads

 

Reliable Asbestos Removal

Ron Nickel Roofing can help you with any kind of asbestos removals in Tweed Heads, Gold Coast & surrounds. To help you identify the risks and understand the importance of asbestos removal, we’d like to give you some important background on this subject.

 

Asbestos Sources & Exposure

Asbestos may be present in older homes in various forms. The three main types of asbestos are:

  • Chrysotile (white asbestos)
  • Amosite (brown asbestos)
  • Crocidolite (blue asbestos)

Asbestos may be present as insulation, (both wall and roofing insulation), and it looks very fibrous. It may resemble chipboard or a fluffy cotton wool like material. If you find this material, you must report it to your local council. You must also take all precautions to avoid contact with it.

 

Asbestos Health Effects

Asbestos causes a medical condition called mesothelioma and has also been linked to a range of lung cancers and respiratory conditions. Asbestos-related conditions are contracted by inhaling the particles and most cases are connected to working with asbestos on an industrial level. These illnesses are often fatal and can take many years to manifest.

 

Residential Asbestos Removal

Asbestos removals have been carried out since the material was first banned for use in residential premises. Most homes build from the 1990s onwards will not contain asbestos but older homes – particularly those of the baby boomer era – may still contain the material. If you’re unsure whether you have discovered asbestos, always contact a professional.

Asbestos removal must be carried out by a licenced professional to ensure the safety of both homeowners and the general public. Residents will generally be moved to a safe place while the asbestos is being removed and in some cases, you may be required to evacuate the premises.

For advice about asbestos removal in your home, please talk to the team at Ron Nickel Roofing.

 

Commercial & Industrial Asbestos Removal

Commercial and industrial asbestos removal is carried out on much the same basis as domestic procedures. If the material is found it must be reported to the council. All necessary steps must be taken to immediately make the location safe and secure while the asbestos is removed.

In commercial and industrial settings, public safety issues are paramount. Businesses are strongly advised to consider the possible legal liabilities and risk management issues involved with asbestos removal. If you’d like some help with managing asbestos removal or need guidance regarding managing site issues, just talk to our team.

 

Our Asbestos Removal Services

Ron Nickel Roofing conducts safe, efficient and fully compliant asbestos removals in Tweed Heads. You can call us on 07 5524 8240 for expert help and advice.

 

 

Asbestos FAQs

How do I know if my home or workplace has asbestos?

It’s difficult to spot asbestos by sight alone. If your residential or commercial building, however, was constructed or had a great amount of building work done before 1999, it is likely that asbestos was used. If you are worried about the risk – especially if you’re considering building work, feel free to contact us at Ron Nickel Roofing for further advice.

Is asbestos okay if left undisturbed?

This depends significantly on your building usage, the location of the asbestos, or if you’re planning building work. If there is any chance that the asbestos particles will be released into the surroundings, they can pose a risk to your health, and, therefore, should be treated.

Does my home need an asbestos survey?

Although there is no legal requirement, if you are selling your home and it was built before 2000, then you may need to have an asbestos survey. It’s worth keeping in mind that asbestos work can be expensive, so it will affect the price of your property. If you rent a house, then it is your landlord’s responsibility, and the appropriate checks will be carried out by them. If there is asbestos present, then all residents will be moved to a safe place while the asbestos removal is taking place – in some cases, you may be asked to evacuate the premises.

Does my business need an asbestos survey?

You must, by law, have an asbestos register if you’re responsible for a workplace that was built before the year 2000. If asbestos is found, it must be reported to the council. Like with residential buildings, you will be moved to a safe location while the asbestos is removed. In commercial buildings, public safety issues are very important. So, you are strongly advised to take into consideration any legal liabilities and risk-management issues surrounding asbestos removal.

What could happen if I am exposed to asbestos fibres?

Unfortunately, the inhalation of asbestos fibres has been linked closely to asbestos-related diseases – all of which could become fatal. They have a latency period of between 40 to 50 years before they take effect. There are currently no cures for asbestos-related diseases, so taking the correct preventative measures is crucial.
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