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Selling or buying a property with asbestos?

Asbestos testing Gold Coast project is very important before purchasing a new property in Gold Coast. With a thorough checking or sampling process, you can determine if the property has asbestos-containing material (ACM) and see how much it will cost to remove it. Sellers also need to consider ACM testing as many potential buyers will not fancy the idea of living in a building with ACM. Asbestos checking is also very important before carrying out renovations or demolitions on an older building.

Asbestos watch Gold Coast will connect you with A-class licensed contractors who conduct a thorough sampling and identification process in commercial, government, and residential building.

Our approved contractors will conduct fibrous material testing process by a thorough inspection of your property starting from beneath the floor until the ceiling. They offer a wide range of services that include the identification of ACM in bulk products, company survey, and quality air monitoring if required. Only a professional knows what to look for and how to look for. Upon your request, our members will visit your property and determine the presence of fibrous materials there. They will collect samples from suspected materials and test them via a NATA accredited laboratory.

asbestos testing Gold Coast

We ensure that all of our endorsed contractors conduct asbestos testing work in accordance with local and national regulation standards. When it comes to ACM sampling and testing, it is best to contact A-class licensed contractors through Asbestos Watch Gold Coast.

The 4 Important Things of Asbestos Testing Process in Gold Coast

>1: Things to know about ACM
>2: Hiring trusted contractors for asbestos testing
>3: Services provided by our A-class licensed members
>4: Trusted contractors for sampling and testing

#1: Things to know about ACM

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 ACM began almost 4000 years ago but it was only in late 19th century that the large scale use of ACM began in earnest due to the industrial revolution and the massive trends towards modern buildings.

ACM 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, ACM 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 ACM inspection:

Point #1: ACM can cause health hazards

There has never been a history of ACM 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. Fibre poisoning or tainting does not get wiped off easily nor does it manifest itself easily.

“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 diagnosed with the various asbestos-related conditions such as lung cancer or mesothelioma. It 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.

Point #2: Some materials may still contain ACM

There has been a concerted effort by the Australian government, through regulation and partnership with industry stakeholders, to get rid of fibrous materials altogether. For example, ACM 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 the fibrous brake pads and linings. Thanks to strict government regulation, new materials can no longer contain harmful fibres. However, some of the older structures might still contain fibres that can be a serious risk to your health.

These include the following:

  • ACM 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 fibrous textile products that are put in various uses such as heaters and roofing materials.
  • There is a vast array of products that contain ACM paper. These include electrical wire insulation, heat insulation products, heat protective mats and table pads amongst others.
  • Additional products that might contain fibrous materials include sealants, coatings, tiles and gaskets amongst others.

Point #3: When you need to renovate or demolish a building

Any renovation project involving cutting through fibrous roofing products or cement sheeting, requires a work license from the authority. The law mandates an assessment to verify that ACM is not present in a building that will be renovated or demolished. Only a surveyor certified both by local and national authority can perform fibrous material testing process.

Further reading:

  1. www.goldcoastbulletin.com.au
  2. www.deir.qld.gov.au
  3. www.health.qld.gov.au

#2: Hiring trusted contractors for asbestos testing Gold Coast project

By hiring contractors through us, you are eliminating all possible health risks significantly. Our approved members are highly skilled and will put your safety as their highest priority. They are knowledgeable and highly experienced to conduct fibre testing– safely and efficiently. There is no work related to testing and sampling that is too challenging for our members.

Why contact our endorsed members….

  1. We offer straightforward process
  2. Our approved members are selectively chosen
  3. Quality services at competitive costs
  4. They employ modern equipment for a safe testing process

1: Getting a professional contractor through us involves a straightforward process. Explore services offered by our members and browse their profiles and reviews. You can reach our members directly by giving them a call or do it online by using our request a quote form. They will respond to your request and provide you with a quote right away.

2: Our endorsed members are selectively chosen; we only give our seal of endorsement to contractors that are fully A-class licensed and have excellent safety records. We are also doing periodic evaluations to ensure they still meet our set standards.

3: Whether you need an testing process in residential, commercial, and government settings: our members know what it takes to deliver the work on time and within your allocated budget. Through many years, they have provided our customers with exceptionally quality services at competitive prices.

4: Testing for ACM, removing fibrous 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 members have everything that is required to handle fibrous materials in the safest way possible. You can rest assured they will show up with all the equipment needed to complete the project at hand within the shortest time possible.

#3: Services provided by our A-class licensed members

Our members provide a wide range of services including the identification of fibre in a bulk material, industrial and residential survey, and quality air monitoring. We ensure that our members perform ACM sampling and testing in accordance with Australian and Queensland laws.

Asbestos Testing and sampling services provided by our endorsed contractors:

Service #1: Collect samples from the suspected material in a safe manner

Our approved members can provide sampling technician that is accredited and certified to collect samples from your property. They will collect all layers from the doubtful material that may contain fibre; whether from fencing or roofing products, to obtain representative lab results. They will collect the sample in a safe manner to ensure that you’re not exposed to this hazardous substance.

Service #2: Testing all samples via a NATA accredited laboratory

Our approved assessors can perform Gold Coast asbestos testing in all types of buildings including commercial, residential, and government buildings. Their team of professionals jobs with modern equipment to perform quantification analysis from samples. They will 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 fibre and non-fibre particles from a sample.

SMA is another technique that is often used to identify fibre particles from a bulk material. This technique can identify different types of fibre substances, such as friable or non-friable fibre, by examining their morphology. By employing these two methods, they are ensuring high-quality and satisfactory results for you.

Service #3: Decontamination of equipment and sampling area

To ensure that the sampling area is safe for reoccupation, you need assistance from a professional to perform a proper clean-up process. Our members 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 toxic ACM waste to a legal landfill site
  • Air monitoring to ensure that the contaminated area is safe for reoccupation

Service #4: Assistance upon the discovery of ACM

When all the necessary inspections have been done, our members will recommend actions to control the risk of fibre exposure or to eliminate it completely. They will analyse whether a corrective action, such as asbestos removal Gold Coast project, is required to eliminate the risk of fibre exposure form your space. If you need to perform total removal or create a management plan, we can also connect you to A-class licensed removalists.

#4: Trusted contractors for fibrous sampling and testing

We the right place to look for competent and professional contractors when you suspecting the presence of fibrous materials at your premises. Before conducting any removal work, asbestos testing must be performed to determine if ACMs are present.

Our members offer a wide range of services to ensure a safe working and living space for your family and employees.

Only highly experienced and skilled contractors that can deliver safe asbestos testing services received our endorsement. All of our approved members strive to deliver exceptionally quality services to meet your needs and expectations.  They care about every project and can often be found going an extra mile to make sure that everything is ‘going right’.

We value our clients and understand that each client has unique needs. This is why we connect you to reliable contractors that offer specialized advice for each client. Over many years, our members have delivered the desired results to clients by providing exceptional customized services at competitive prices.

When seeking A-class licensed contractors that you can rely upon for asbestos testing in Gold Coast, look for our endorsed contractors.