Asbestos Encapsulation

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What is Asbestos Encapsulation?

Some forms of asbestos may be too difficult or costly to remove but may still be a danger, in scenarios like this we turn to Encapsulation or asbestos sealing.

Encapsulation covers the material in a restrictive matrix that will limit fibres from getting airborne and causing harm. Before encapsulating a section of asbestos we first coat the area in an asbestos sealant solution forming a prime seal and an initial layer of protection.

Once we have primed the surface it is time to add a hardier layer of protection, this can range from coating the material with our special paint or covering the asbestos material/area with a safe modern material.‚Äč

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How it Works

1. Call Us for a Quote

2. We can come out and assess the property.

3. We provide you a quote and time frame.

4. On acceptance, we complete the work.

5. You Breathe Easier knowing your property is safe.

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FAQ

What is asbestos, and why is it a concern in Australia?

Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that was widely used in construction and manufacturing in Australia until the 1980s. It became a concern because exposure to asbestos fibers can lead to serious health issues, including lung diseases like mesothelioma and asbestosis.

Where can asbestos be found in Australian homes?

Asbestos can be found in various parts of Australian homes built before the 1990s. Common locations include roofing, wall cladding, eaves, fences, and even in some floor tiles and insulation materials. It’s important to identify and manage asbestos-containing materials to prevent exposure.

How can I safely handle asbestos in my home?

It is strongly recommended that you do not attempt to handle asbestos materials yourself. Instead, hire a licensed asbestos removalist or assessor(like us!). They have the necessary training and equipment to safely manage and remove asbestos. DIY asbestos removal is illegal and hazardous.

Is asbestos still used in Australia today?

No, asbestos has been banned in Australia since 2003. However, some older buildings and homes may still contain asbestos materials. It’s crucial to be vigilant when renovating or working on older structures to ensure you don’t disturb asbestos-containing materials.

What should I do if I suspect asbestos in my home or workplace?

If you suspect the presence of asbestos in your home or workplace, it’s essential to have it assessed by a qualified asbestos professional. They can conduct tests and recommend appropriate management or removal strategies if necessary. Never disturb or attempt to remove asbestos materials on your own, as this can be extremely dangerous to your health.

Are there any regulations or guidelines regarding asbestos disposal in Australia?

Yes, there are strict regulations and guidelines in place for the safe disposal of asbestos in Australia. Asbestos waste must be double-bagged in thick, heavy-duty plastic and clearly labeled as asbestos waste. It should then be taken to a licensed asbestos disposal facility, where it will be disposed of properly and safely. It is illegal to dispose of asbestos in regular household waste bins or to dump it illegally, and those who do so can face severe penalties.