In Australia, asbestos was widely used in the buildings and construction industry between the 1940s and 1980s, when eventually its use began to be phased out as the health risks associated with asbestos came to light. It’s inert nature, insulating characteristics and the fire resistance made it a popular choice in the construction of walls, ceilings, floors and fences for more than a generation. Asbestos, used in buildings is generally recognized in 2 forms, friable and non-friable – friable meaning that it is easily broken down into crumbs and dust when handled.
Unfortunately, as we now know, exposure to asbestos – in particular to the tiny fibres that readily break free and become airborne when asbestos is handled, can cause asbestosis, a chronic illness that affects the lungs and the ability to breath, as these fibres are unwittingly breathed in and find a home in the miniscule airways of the lungs. Many people have been seriously affected by this condition, as the effects are rarely seen for many years after exposure, which meant that individuals may have worked with it consistently without any indication of the problems to come.
Since 2003 there has been a national ban on the use, storage, transport or importation of asbestos and asbestos based products, but the chances are if your property, whether domestic or commercial, was built before the 1980s it will have been done with the use of asbestos. In Australia, you must have a license to remove or handle all types of asbestos, with friable asbestos requiring the most stringent controls.
Asbestos Logic have a ‘class A’ license which permits us to deal with all types of asbestos, and we offer a service in and around the Sunshine Coast that can come and inspect your property to establish if and where asbestos lurks within your building. A full report will follow the inspection with advice regarding the removal and disposal of the offending material. DIY solutions are forbidden by law and really not recommended due to the serious hazard that asbestos presents.
Our team of fully trained and licensed asbestos handlers can provide the solution that you require. We can safely remove asbestos from any construction or building, regardless of size and can transport and dispose of it in a safe and legal manner.
Throughout the operation it is inevitable that there will be some element of disruption, but we will mitigate this with our asbestos removal management plan which will be devised with your interests first and which will keep you informed of progress every step of the way.
If you suspect or have evidence there is asbestos in your building, call us for an obligation free quote. Our asbestos removal service is available all around the Sunshine Coast -from the northern areas of Coolum, Noosa, Tewantin, Cooroy and Yandina, inland to Gympie, Maleny and Nambour, the central areas of Mooloolaba, Bli Bli, Maroochydore and south to Caloundra, Caboolture and Beerwah.
Don’t take a chance with asbestos, let Asbestos Logic take the risk away.