Asbestos removal in Sydney, NSW

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We are fully licensed and insured, and conform with the latest safety standards and regulations so that you know that your asbestos removal work in Sydney is completed to the highest standard. Being a Sutherland Shire based company, our prices are low and most often we will come past and provide a quote the day you call.

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When is Asbestos Dangerous?

Because it is so hard to destroy asbestos fibers, the body cannot break them down or remove them once they are lodged in lung or body tissues. They remain in place where they can cause disease.

There are three primary diseases associated with asbestos exposure:

Asbestosis

Asbestosis is a serious, chronic, non-cancerous respiratory disease. Inhaled asbestos fibers aggravate lung tissues, which cause them to

scar. Symptoms of asbestosis include shortness of breath and a dry crackling sound in the lungs while inhaling. In its advanced stages, the disease may cause cardiac failure

There is no effective treatment for asbestosis; the disease is usually disabling or fatal. The risk of asbestosis is minimal for those who do not work with asbestos; the disease is rarely caused by neighborhood or family exposure. Those who renovate or demolish buildings that contain asbestos may be at significant risk, depending on the nature of the exposure and precautions taken.

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Lung Cancer

Lung cancer causes the largest number of deaths related to asbestos exposure. The incidence of lung cancer in people who are

directly involved in the mining, milling, manufacturing and use of asbestos and its products is much higher than in the general population.

The most common symptoms of lung cancer are coughing and a change in breathing. Other symptoms include shortness of breath, persistent chest pains, hoarseness, and anemia.

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Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that most often occurs in the thin membrane lining of the lungs, chest, abdomen, and (rarely) heart.

Virtually all cases of mesothelioma are linked with asbestos exposure.

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Other Cancers

Evidence suggests that cancers in the esophagus, larynx, oral cavity, stomach, colon and kidney may be caused by ingesting asbestos. For more information on asbestos-related cancers, contact your local chapter of the American Cancer Society.

Determining Factors

Three things seem to determine your likelihood of developing one of these asbestos related diseases:

  1. The amount and duration of exposure – the more you are exposed to asbestos and the more fibers that enter your body, the more likely you are to develop asbestos related problems. While there is no “safe level” of asbestos exposure, people who are exposed more frequently over a long period of time are more at risk.
  2. Whether or not you smoke – if you smoke and you have been exposed to asbestos, you are far more likely to develop lung cancer than someone who does not smoke and who has not been exposed to asbestos. If you work with asbestos or have been exposed to it, the first thing you should do to reduce your chances of developing cancer is to stop smoking.
  3. Age – cases of mesothelioma have occurred in the children of asbestos workers whose only exposures were from the dust brought home on the clothing of family members who worked with asbestos. The younger people are when they inhale asbestos, the more likely they are to develop mesothelioma. This is why enormous efforts are being made to prevent school children from being exposed.

Because each exposure to asbestos increases the body burden of asbestos fibers, it is very important to reduce and minimize your exposure.

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What We Do

People usually discover the presence of asbestos in their property during renovations and new home inspections. If the hazardous material is identified, it’s important to take care of it promptly because working in such environments can be risky for contractors and lead to serious health problems down the line. If you have located asbestos in your property and require asbestos removal in Sydney, don’t try and remove it yourself call a licenced contractor. If you are unsure of what the material looks like or where it may be present in your property, we will take the steps listed below:

Inspect Thoroughly

Our first step is to confirm the presence of asbestos and identify where it’s present. Our experts will scan your

property completely and mark out areas where the product is used. This procedure ensures we can give our customers the right advice.

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Estimate

After the inspection is done, we’ll provide an estimated cost for the asbestos removal in Sydney. On some occasions,

if the areas containing asbestos are not disturbed they can remain intact.

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Safety Setup

Asbestos fibres are known to spread through the air if they are disturbed. During the removal process it’s

important to secure the area in order to protect the surroundings. We set up a perimeter around the worksite and place warning signs wherever applicable. At the time of asbestos removal, we advise homeowners to find temporary accommodation during the removal process as an added precaution. We can limit exposure to other areas of the property, but it’s a good idea to avoid it entirely during the removal process.

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Vacuuming

After everything is set up, we get to work and carefully remove asbestos from your property. We use H-Class HEPA vacuum

to clear the site and spray particle binder solution after our work is done to eliminate asbestos from your environment.

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Asbestos Removal Sydney, NSW

Looking for one of the leading and trusted Asbestos Removal Companies in Sydney? You have come to the right place.

We are a fully licensed and qualified asbestos company approved by the NSW Government to remove asbestos materials from residential homes and commercial property. Our team of licensed and insured contractors at Sydney Asbestos specialise in asbestos removal. We utilize the latest safety standards and regulations to remove asbestos, so have peace of mind that all removal work will be completed to the highest standard. Apart from offering asbestos removal services, we provide asbestos abatement, inspection, and asbestos disposal in Sydney for both residential and commercial properties.

We provide an on-the-spot FREE quote for our asbestos removal and inspection services at a competitive price.

Asbestos Inspection Sydney, NSW

Most homeowners are unaware of asbestos formation inside their residential homes. To identify whether your home or commercial building has any asbestos-containing material, you need to consider an overall asbestos inspection from a professional. At Sydney Asbestos, we offer thorough asbestos inspection services to residential and commercial property owners. We scan your property and mark out areas affected by asbestos. Our trained, licensed, and insured asbestos professionals will detect asbestos formation and remove it safely. So, be rest assured about getting a thorough inspection and safe removal of asbestos on your property.

What is Asbestos?

Asbestos is a highly heat-resistant fibrous silicate mineral that was mostly used in building materials in the mid-80s. Most Australian homes constructed have Asbestos Containing Materials (ACMs) used in the building process. ACMs were highly resistant to heat, water, and erosion. However, the Australian government banned the use of ACMs on 31st December 2003. Houses built or renovated before 1990 are likely to have asbestos in their building structure. Asbestos is mostly referred to by its colours.

Non Friable Asbestos

Non-friable asbestos is Asbestos Containing Material (ACM) that cannot be crushed, crumbled, pulverised or turned into powder by human force. Compared to friable asbestos, non-friable asbestos is relatively safe. However, if handled improperly, bonded asbestos are still hazardous. Some common examples of non-friable asbestos are fibro sheeting (flat and corrugated), asbestos cement, AC sheeting, roof shingles, water and drainage, floor tiles, vinyl flooring, electricity and gas meter boxes.

  • White asbestos (chrysotile)
  • Blue asbestos (crocidolite)
  • Brown asbestos (amosite)
  • Grey asbestos (anthophyllite)

Warning! Whatever you (do) don’t

Asbestos-containing building materials are described as:

Cut

Sand

Drill

Break

Scrape

Demolish

Dump

Water blast

This will release dust particles into the air causing the bonded asbestos to become Friable.

What Does Asbestos Look Like?

Asbestos resembles general construction material. Therefore, no one can tell whether any building material contains asbestos by looking at it. If you are unsure about a material containing asbestos, leave it as it is and get asbestos testing in Blacktown. Always consider the assistance of a NATA accredited asbestos testing lab to identify whether the building material contains asbestos.

Who Can Remove Asbestos in Sydney?

Asbestos exposure can result in severe health issues such as asbestosis, lung cancer and mesothelioma. Therefore, it is advisable to consider the assistance of an experienced and licensed professional to remove asbestos safely. If you want to remove more than 10m2 of bonded asbestos, you must consider the assistance of a licensed asbestos professional by law with a Class B license.

Our asbestos contractors are fully trained and equipped with class B bonded asbestos removal licences. We remove asbestos securely to reduce the chances of any health and safety risks. You can trust our expert asbestos contractors for complete assurance against the hazard of this harmful material.

Want to know the asbestos removal cost? Call us on 1300 04 3366 for an obligation FREE quote.

Why Choose Sydney Asbestos For Asbestos Removal?

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and Operated

Commercial and
Residential Asbestos Removal

Fully Trained
Professional

Class B Bonded
Asbestos Removal License

Public Liability
Insurance $10M

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Disposal, Testing, and Inspections

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