Contact Asbestos Watch Gold Coast to get an excellent asbestos removal service
COMPETENT ASBESTOS REMOVAL SERVICES IN QUEENSLAND
Serious cases of asbestos contamination in Gold Coast public buildings can still be found today. An audit revealed that many school buildings contain some form of asbestos-containing material (ACM). Furthermore, large amounts of illegally dumped asbestos waste were found in numerous locations throughout Queensland. These incidents indicate that asbestos is not merely a problem of the industrial past and continuing awareness of its dangers is just as important today as it was decades ago.
When dealing with asbestos, it is important to engage a professional contractor. Asbestos Watch Gold Coast has the extensive industry experience and local knowledge needed to perform exceptional asbestos removal services in homes and buildings.
We provide a comprehensive range of services to eliminate asbestos completely from your property, at value costs.
ASBESTOS IS NOT A PROBLEM OF THE PAST
For many years, asbestos was widely used as a building material. Many old buildings in Queensland may still have asbestos and thus pose serious health risks to the occupants of the house. Thanks to a sustained campaign over the past three decades, most people are now quite familiar with the dangers posed by asbestos. Most people are now aware that it could cause cancer although many might not be well versed with the details or the severity of the risks that it poses.
Let’s take a closer look why you need to consider asbestos removal
This hazardous material is still present in a wide variety of buildings in Queensland, including hospitals, schools and homes, often in fences and roofing products as well as in lagging around steam pipes and boilers. Part of the reason why many older QLD buildings contain asbestos is that its use was quite common between the 1940s and 1980s when the production was eventually stopped following the ban on its use. It can be a hazard to health and for this reason its use has now been banned.
Asbestos has a carcinogenic effect, a factor which has led to its phasing out over the past 60 years as a preferred building material. Moreover, due to its fine fibres, asbestos can easily float in the air for a very long time and this is why it poses a serious risk to many people. These fine fibres are invisible and can easily be breathed into the lungs without anyone even realising it.
Less than half of Queenslanders diagnosed with mesothelioma will survive more than a year after diagnosis. – Katie Cliff, Cancer council Queensland spokesperson
Unfortunately for most people who breathe in a large amount of asbestos fibres, the body does not have a mechanism for removing particles that travel deep into the body tissues. The particle will, therefore, remain in your body for the rest of your life. This may cause a variety of asbestos-related diseases such as lung cancer, asbestosis, mesothelioma, intestinal tract’s cancer and pleural plaques.
People who are most at risk are those who are exposed in their place of work. Some fields where the risk of exposure to asbestos is at its highest include the following:
- People involved in the making or repairs of goods where raw materials used include asbestos. These include goods such as brake linings.
- People who use products that may contain asbestos. These are particular common industries such as power stations, plumbing, boiler making, heating and building and construction amongst others.
- Asbestos removal contractors are also at a great risk of exposure to the harmful asbestos fibres. These are generally the people who are involved in various activities related to asbestos cleanup such as demolitions, repair or even alteration of buildings that contain asbestos.
- You do not need to have extended exposure in order to be afflicted by asbestos-related conditions such as mesothelioma. There are people who have contracted the condition after only a brief exposure such as washing asbestos dusted clothing, for example.
Only a B-class or A-class licence holder is supposed to handle the removal of more than 10 square meters of non-friable asbestos-containing materials. Moreover, friable asbestos-containing materials should only be removed by an A-class licence holder. – Government of South Australia
When you believe that asbestos exists on your property, seek help and advice from a professional contractor immediately. It’s mandatory to hire a licensed removal expert to remove friable and non-friable asbestos materials in an area that exceeds 10 m2. Moreover, the local City Council recommends hiring a licensed removal specialist to conduct the asbestos removal work regardless of the amount of asbestos in your building.
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ASBESTOS REMOVAL SERVICES OFFERED BY OUR ASBESTOS REMOVAL GOLD COAST TEAM
We provide a comprehensive range of asbestos removal services that can include an initial inspection and a complete removal of asbestos from your property.
Our asbestos removal services include:
A THOROUGH INSPECTION OF ASBESTOS IN ANY COMMERCIAL, RESIDENTIAL, AND GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS
We will provide you with a clear insight of asbestos removal work and what you can expect after the process. We will do a thorough assessment and record all condition and location of asbestos materials in your building. Our team of specialists will insure that the inspection report and information are available for building occupants or tradespersons that will perform any work there. Our team will identify and check asbestos that is damaged and further completely remove it in accordance with applicable regulations.
REMOVING ALL ASBESTOS MATERIALS ON YOUR PROPERTY
Before performing any asbestos removal work, our team of experts may notify Work Safe Queensland. We will then conduct the asbestos removal work in the area where a deteriorated or damaged asbestos material was identified, whether it is above the ceiling or beneath the floor. Our team are equipped with modern tools and personal protective equipment (PPE) to undertake the asbestos removal project safely. We will limit the access to the area where asbestos materials are being removed to prevent the risk of exposure inside or outside the building. Our team will perform all process as effective as possible to eliminate the release of harmful fibres to the surrounding environment.
HANDLE THE TRANSPORTATION OF ASBESTOS WASTE IN A SECURE MANNER (WHEN REQUIRED)
Besides asbestos removal services, our team will handle the transportation of asbestos waste. We ensure that the hazardous waste is appropriately wrapped in 200-micron plastic film and will be secured during the transport.
All asbestos that is transported might be (according to your needs):
- Accompanied by a waste transport certificate.
- Wet down and double-wrapped with polyethylene sheets. The waste will be sealed with adhesive tape and placed on an EPA approved vehicle.
- Clearly labeled as ‘asbestos waste’
- Securely placed on the vehicle in a manner that will not cause the package to rupture
- Unloaded in a way that avoids the creation of airborne fibres
DISPOSAL OF ASBESTOS WASTE IN A LEGAL FACILITY
Our Asbestos Disposal Gold Coast Team will dispose of all hazardous waste at an EPA-asbestos waste site.
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WHY CONTACTING US IS A WISE MOVE
Asbestos danger still lingers in Queensland and is very much current. When you are in doubt about the presence of asbestos, you should contact Asbestos Watch Gold Coast to identify this harmful substance within your building. We will determine the best action to remove asbestos materials completely from your building.
WE ARE TIME CONSCIOUS AND PUT ATTENTION TO DETAIL
Our Asbestos Removal Gold Coast Team are extremely knowledgeable contractors who provide a wide range of asbestos removal, inspection, and encapsulation services to suit your needs and requirements. What really sets us apart from others is our attention to detail and our approach to meet the unique needs of each client.
WE STRIVE TO DELIVER EXCEPTIONAL ASBESTOS REMOVAL SERVICES
Nothing is more important for us than the safety of your family and employees. We will remove all asbestos materials from your business or house safely and leave you with a clean site. Get the results you desired with our exceptional quality asbestos removal services, and at competitive prices too!
WE EMPLOY MODERN TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCES
Our Asbestos Removal Gold Coast Team are skilled in the newest technology to ensure maximum efficiency and safety. Our team of experts take their time to learn the latest methods, techniques, and procedures.
If you are seeking exceptional asbestos removal services and a peace of mind, contact Asbestos Watch Gold Coast today. We will handle all of your asbestos problems and deliver the desired results you want. Call us or fill-in our request a quote form to get a free, no-obligation quote for your project.