About Sydney Asbestos
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.
Class B Bonded
Asbestos Removal Licence
Insurance $ 10M
Wrapped & Bagged
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 is a serious, chronic, non-cancerous respiratory disease. Inhaled asbestos fibers aggravate lung tissues, which cause them to
Lung cancer causes the largest number of deaths related to asbestos exposure. The incidence of lung cancer in people who are
Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that most often occurs in the thin membrane lining of the lungs, chest, abdomen, and (rarely) heart.
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.
Three things seem to determine your likelihood of developing one of these asbestos related diseases:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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:
Our first step is to confirm the presence of asbestos and identify where it’s present.
After the inspection is done, we’ll provide an estimated cost for the asbestos removal in Sydney.
Asbestos fibres are known to spread through the air if they are disturbed. During the removal
After everything is set up, we get to work and carefully remove asbestos from your property.
Complete Asbestos Removal in Sydney
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 in Sydney, NSW 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.
- White asbestos (chrysotile)
- Blue asbestos (crocidolite)
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.
- Brown asbestos (amosite)
- Grey asbestos (anthophyllite)
Warning! Whatever you (do) don’t
Asbestos-containing building materials are described as:
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 Us For Asbestos Removal in Sydney, NSW?
Residential Asbestos Removal
Class B Bonded
Asbestos Removal License
Disposal, Testing, and Inspections
Is it safe to remove asbestos in Sydney on my own or should I hire a professional?
It is highly recommended that you refrain from carrying out the process of removing asbestos on your own. As asbestos is a carcinogenic (cancer-causing material) you should stay away from it. These materials can have a dangerous impact on your health. Apart from this, diagnosing asbestos-related medical issues can also be complicated. It may take around 20 to 30 years for the symptoms to show up before cancer or other problems appear. Thus, you should carry out the process of asbestos removal through a certified professional contractor.
When do you need to inspect a building for asbestos?
If your family can access old and disintegrated insulation, you need to inspect your building for asbestos. Carrying out the process of asbestos identification and removal can also be done if you are remodeling or demolishing a building. You can also carry out the inspection process if you have caused any kind of disturbance to a material that may contain asbestos. This is because asbestos can be a huge risk if it is disturbed, weathered or damaged. However, you should not carry out the process on your own and you must contact a professional asbestos removal company.
Is asbestos banned in Sydney, Australia?
Asbestos has been completely banned in Australia from the year 2003. Carrying out the import and export of asbestos or any materials containing asbestos is highly prohibited in Australia. The process of import and export of asbestos is checked by The Australian Border Force (ABF). They carry out the regulation process at the border so that the imports and exports containing asbestos can be identified. To know what kinds of goods may contain asbestos, you can check their website. This will help you in the process of identifying which goods are asbestos free and which are not.
Can I use high-pressure water to clean asbestos in Sydney?
It is illegal and extremely dangerous to use high-pressure water to clean asbestos in Sydney. High-pressure water disrupts the binding matrix of asbestos-containing materials (ACM). This leaves cement debris and asbestos in the air. In simpler terms, the high-pressure water breaks the surface material, which spreads the residue not only in your surroundings but also in the entire neighbourhood. Therefore, this increases the chance of getting diseases caused by asbestos through widespread contamination. This then increases the chances of getting infected by an asbestos-related medical problem. Thus, you should avoid using high-pressure water to clean asbestos. For cleaning the asbestos-based roof, you need to contact a certified asbestos removalist company that will carry out the process safely and lawfully. There are also requirements that should be followed for collecting and testing samples from different areas. These ensure that the properties in a neighbourhood have been cleaned up adequately and are free of asbestos.
Can we locate asbestos within our building ourselves?
It is highly recommended that you should not test asbestos yourself as you might expose yourself to toxic airborne particles. Also, it is not possible to tell if a material contains asbestos or not through its visuals. To identify asbestos, you need to hire a professional asbestos testing and removal company. The company will carry out a close and detailed examination of the material using specialised microscopic procedures. These advanced techniques will help the company to know if the material contains asbestos or not. Thus, to be certain have the material tested through a company.
What happens during Asbestos Inspection in Sydney?
This process also enables us to know what type of asbestos is present in the material. This process starts when the professionals take samples of asbestos present in the building material or suspected soil. For the asbestos inspection and testing in Sydney, a polarised light microscope is used under different circumstances. Through this process, the fibre is inspected to check the presence of asbestos.
Can asbestos inspection be carried out outside normal business hours?
The answer to this question depends on the type of asbestos testing and Removal Company you choose. You can contact us to know the right time for the identification and removal of asbestos in Sydney, NSW. You can also get a free quote and all the details regarding the asbestos removal procedures. Also, the overall timing for asbestos testing and removal will completely depend on the type of material that contains asbestos.
Are there any government subsidies or programs available for asbestos removal in Sydney?
One of the major asbestos removal schemes in Sydney is the Western Sydney Residential Asbestos Disposal Scheme (WSRADS). This scheme consists of several programs that were run in partnership with the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA). This scheme helped in the legal disposal of non-friable (bonded) asbestos sheeting across western Sydney. They also ensured that the process takes place safely.
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