Asbestos Removal Brisbane


Here are the reasons you need asbestos removal Brisbane. Asbestos is a natural fibrous silicate mineral. Each fibre is made up of multiples of tiny and invisible to the naked eye, microscopic “fibrils”. These fibrils can get released into the atmosphere by damage to the asbestos building material or other processes like abrasion.

The Dangers of Asbestos Removal

The danger of Asbestos is that inhalation of the fibres can lead to serious and deadly illnesses such as asbestosis and lung cancer. There is no known cure for asbestosis, so it is recommended to have your asbestos removed from your Brisbane property or in some situations have an asbestos management plan put in place to effectively lessen the potentially hazardous substance.

Asbestoff are a fully certified hazardous waste management and removal company that will safely remove and contain asbestos in your home or commercial property. We have over three decades of experience. Asbestos needs to be disposed of properly and with Asbestoff your safety is in good hands.

Asbestos in Brisbane Properties

Dangers from the past

The building material asbestos was commonly used in Brisbane between the early 1940s right through to the 1980s.

Long before the hazards of asbestos were discovered, it was used because it was a great insulator, was durable and fire resistant.

Some common products that contain asbestos include:

  • Older style fireproof safety doors.
  • Certain roofing materials including corrugated tiles.
  • Some carpet underlays and floor coverings.
  • insulation around electrical wires and plumbing.
  • Certain brands of ceiling tiles.

Asbestos Removal

Expert Advice

Do not waste your time or endanger yourself by removing asbestos on your own. Asbestos removal is not a D.I.Y. type job. Always contact a licenced hazardous waste contractor to determine or test and then remove the asbestos safely.

Hazardous Waste Disposal

Hazardous waste experts will follow a strict set of guidelines that include the safe removal and disposal of the asbestos from your Brisbane property. Disposing of the asbestos material requires a special hazardous waste material licence. Only a licenced asbestos removal contractor can dispose of asbestos at Brisbane Council’s waste facilities. When dealing with asbestos removal you are always best off hiring a licenced contractor.

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Queensland Asbestos Code

The code of practice for asbestos removal and disposal in Queensland was based on a national guideline and was originally introduced in 2011. Since then, it has gone through several updates with the latest code varied on 1 July 2018.

Friable & Non-Friable Asbestos

Qualified Trades People

Make sure that your contractor has a class A licence and are capable of safely removing copious amounts of friable or materials that contain some asbestos in a powder form or that can be crumbled, reduced or in fact pulverised into a form that can safely be removed by our fully licenced asbestos removal trades people. Friable asbestos is regarded as friable asbestos if it can be reduced or crumbled to a powder by applying some pressure.

Non-Friable asbestos can become friable during demolition or if the materials are severely disturbed.

Our team of fully qualified and certified asbestos removal experts come with backing you get from years of experience removing asbestos from Brisbane properties. Contact our team today at ASBESTOFF and start the process of asbestos removal and management in your Brisbane property. Ask about our easy finance options.

Asbestos Abatement

Asbestos abatement Brisbane is the procedures used to control the release of asbestos fibres during a demolition or asbestos removal in a Brisbane property. Abatement is required to protect the workers and the general public from the hazards of asbestos inhalation. This is done by encapsulating or containing the materials during the process of removal.

Many commercial and residential buildings will contain asbestos often used as a fire or flame retardant and as a thermal insulator. When removing asbestos from a building an asbestos abatement procedure and protocol must be put in place first.

During an asbestos abatement, all residents and non-essential people need to evacuate the area. Methods of sealing the area often require the use of a polyethylene film, negative air pressure machines or and duct tape. This ensures that no deadly asbestos fibres can escape into the atmosphere.

Only a special vacuum cleaner that has been specifically designed (class H) can be used to safely clean up during an asbestos removal. A regular vacuum will release the asbestos fibres back into the air and can in-fact spread them further.

Another method that abates or contains the asbestos during an asbestos removal or soft demolition is a wet saw. The wet saw is used to cut the building materials into smaller pieces which can be encapsulated and disposed of safely.

While the material is moist it is safe to handle as the fibres are less likely to transmit through the air. Asbestos removal is not recommended to be attempted by anyone who does not have a class A license and have extensive experience in hazardous waste management.

Call Asbestoff today to get your asbestos removal worries taken care of by the professionals.

Are You at Risk?

Any building that contains asbestos can pose a serious health risk. This film shows where this hazardous material can be found in a typical Queensland home that was constructed before 1990, as asbestos was commonly used as a construction material. Today we have an obligation to remove and dispose of this hazardous material.

The National Strategic Plan for Asbestos Awareness and Management (N.S.P.) was started to eliminate all asbestos related disease in Australia. The N.S.P. ensures that a national safety plan is put in place that is consistent state and territory wide.

Phase 1 of the N.S.P.  from 2014–2018. Phase 2, 2019 – 2023.

The second phase of the plan builds on the first to implement strategies and plan to effectively eradicate asbestos from Australian buildings. The plan works alongside businesses, unions, individuals and community groups to coordinate effective asbestos management.

Clear & Present Danger Asbestos Exposed.