Ron Nickel Roofing can help you with any kind of asbestos removals on the Gold Coast. 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.
Sources and 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 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 and 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