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SELLING OR BUYING A PROPERTY WITH ASBESTOS?
Asbestos testing is very important before purchasing a new property on the Gold Coast. With a thorough testing process, you can determine if the property has asbestos and see how much it will cost to remove it. Sellers also need to consider asbestos testing as many potential buyers will not fancy the idea of living in a building with asbestos. Asbestos testing is also very important before carrying out renovations or demolitions on an older building.
Our commitment to you:
- Our Asbestos Testing Gold Coast Team can conduct asbestos testing processes by a thorough inspection of your property starting from the floor through to the ceiling.
- Our Asbestos Testing Gold Coast Team offer a wide range of services that include the identification of asbestos in bulk products, company audit, and quality air monitoring if required.
- We conduct asbestos testing works in accordance with local and national regulation standards.
- Our Asbestos Testing Gold Coast Team offer specialized advice for each client.
Only a professional knows what to look for and how to look for it. Upon your request, our Asbestos Testing Gold Coast Team will visit your property and determine the presence of asbestos there. We will collect samples from the suspect material and test the samples via a NATA accredited laboratory. When it comes to asbestos testing, it is best to contact Asbestos Watch Gold Coast.
THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT ASBESTOS
Asbestos is a material that is naturally occurring in the environment and is a collective name used to refer to various fibrous silicate compounds. The use of asbestos began almost 4000 years ago but it was only in late 19th century that the large scale use of asbestos began in earnest due to the industrial revolution and the massive trends towards modern buildings.
Asbestos was used widely because of its highly desirable properties that were appealing to many builders. It has great absorption, good tensile strength, and excellent resistance to electricity and chemicals as well as good affordability. Thanks to its flexibility, asbestos can be easily spun into fabrics and fibres. It is the only naturally occurring mineral that possesses that property.
Let’s take a look further why you need an asbestos testing service:
ASBESTOS CAN CAUSE HEALTH HAZARDS
There has never been a history of asbestos mining in Gold Coast but there has been a general use of the material in building, manufacturing, and transportation and this has increased the incidences of exposure.
“There can be a latent period that lasts anywhere from 20 to 30 years after the exposure before the development of asbestos-related disease.” – Safe Work Australia
Many residents of Queensland who have had some kind of exposure could be looking for as long as three decades before a possible diagnosis with the various asbestos-related conditions such as lung cancer or mesothelioma. Asbestos has been applied in a variety of structures and products in Queensland and it is still finding modern applications in various areas of manufacturing, engineering, and processing amongst others.
SOME MATERIALS MAY STILL CONTAIN ASBESTOS
There has been a concerted effort by the Australian government, through regulation and partnership with industry stakeholders, to get rid of asbestos materials altogether. For example, asbestos products were gradually phased out from production in the 80s. Corrugated products were also phased out in the year 1985.
Other asbestos-based products that have since been phased out include asbestos brake pads and linings. Thanks to strict government regulation, new materials can no longer contain asbestos. However, some of the older structures might still contain asbestos that can be a serious risk to your health.
These include the following:
- Asbestos is used in a variety of construction and engineering materials including chemical tanks, casings, sewage piping, electrical switchboards, industrial building materials, residential building materials, fire protection materials and electrical wires amongst others.
- It is applied in some friction materials in the automotive industry such as clutch facings and brake linings for cars.
- There are asbestos textile products that are put in various uses such as heaters and roofing materials.
- There is a vast array of products that contain asbestos paper. These include electrical wire insulation, heat insulation products, heat protective mats and table pads amongst others.
- Additional products that might contain asbestos materials include sealants, coatings, tiles and gaskets amongst others.
WHEN YOU NEED TO RENOVATE OR DEMOLISH A BUILDING
Any renovation project involving cutting through asbestos roofing products or cement sheeting, requires a work license from the appropriate authority. The law mandates an assessment to verify that asbestos is not present in a building that will be renovated or demolished.
ASBESTOS TESTING SERVICES PROVIDED BY US
Our Asbestos Testing Gold Coast Team provide a wide range of Asbestos Removal Gold Coast Services including the identification of asbestos in a bulk material, industrial and residential asbestos audits, and quality air monitoring. We ensure that our teams perform asbestos testing in accordance with Australian and Queensland laws.
Asbestos testing services provided by us:
Our Asbestos Testing Gold Coast Team can provide a sampling technician that is accredited and certified to collect samples from your property. We will collect all layers from the suspect material that may contain asbestos; whether from fencing or roofing products, to obtain a representative lab result. Our Asbestos Testing Gold Coast Team will collect the sample in a safe manner to ensure that you’re not exposed to this hazardous substance.
Our Asbestos Testing Gold Coast Team can perform asbestos testing works on all types of buildings including commercial, residential, and government buildings. Our team of professionals work with modern equipment to perform quantification analysis from samples. We may use Stereo Microscope Analysis (SMA) and Polarised Light Microscopy (PLM) techniques to ensure quality.
- PLM is the most common microscopic analysis method used to differentiate asbestos and non-asbestos particles from a sample.
- SMA is another technique that is often used to identify asbestos from a bulk material.
This technique can identify different types of asbestos, such as friable or non-friable asbestos, by examining their morphology. By employing these two methods, our Asbestos Testing Gold Coast Team are ensuring high-quality and satisfactory results for you.
To ensure that the sampling area is safe for reoccupation, you need assistance from a professional to perform a proper decontamination process. Our Asbestos Testing Gold Coast Team offer services required to decontaminate all equipment and sampling area to satisfy local and national requirements.
The decontamination process can include:
- Determine the most proper decontamination procedure considering time factors, economic issues, and legal requirements.
- Washing down of facilities, equipment, and tools.
- Disposal of asbestos waste to a legal site.
- Air monitoring to ensure that the contaminated area is safe for reoccupation.
When all the necessary inspections have been done, our Asbestos Testing Gold Coast Team will recommend actions to control the risk of asbestos exposure or to eliminate it completely. We will analyse whether a corrective action, such as asbestos removal, is required to eliminate the risk of asbestos exposure from your premises.
HIRING TRUSTED CONTRACTORS FOR ASBESTOS TESTING PROJECTS
Our Asbestos Testing Gold Coast Team strive to deliver exceptional asbestos testing services to meet your needs and expectations. These are few reasons why you need to contact Asbestos Watch Gold Coast.
WE ARE KNOWLEDGEABLE AND EXPERIENCED:
Our Asbestos Testing Gold Coast Team are highly skilled and will put your safety as their highest priority. We are knowledgeable and highly experienced to conduct asbestos testing– safely and efficiently. There is no work related to testing and sampling that is too challenging for our team.
QUALITY SERVICES AT COMPETITIVE RATES
Whether you need an asbestos testing process in residential, commercial, and government settings; we know what it takes to deliver the work on time and within your allocated budget. Through many years, our Asbestos Testing Gold Coast Team have provided clients with exceptional quality asbestos testing services at competitive prices.
WE EMPLOY MODERN EQUIPMENT FOR A SAFE ASBESTOS TESTING PROCESS
Testing for asbestos, removing asbestos roofing products, and other related services need a lot of specialized equipment and tools. Without the right equipment, there is no way that the work will be done properly. Our Asbestos Testing Gold Coast Team have everything that is required to handle asbestos materials in the safest way possible. You can rest assured our team will show up with all the equipment needed to complete the asbestos testing project at hand within the shortest time possible.
We value our clients and understand that each client has unique needs. Over the years, our Asbestos Testing Gold Coast Team have delivered the desired results to clients by providing exceptional customized asbestos testing services at competitive prices. Contact our team of experts today and get a free quote for your project.