Do you have questions about asbestos and asbestos removal that you want answered? Fortunately, the experts at Express Asbestos Solutions can answer them and provide useful information that gives you confidence in our expertise. Whether you want to know where asbestos can be found and how to recognise it or you want to learn more about how we dispose of it, read on, or contact us to learn more.
You can’t identify asbestos simply by looking at it, as the fibres are very small and difficult to distinguish. Asbestos was outlawed in 2003 for its severe health risks, which means older homes and buildings which haven’t been renovated are likelier to have it. If you suspect that asbestos might be present, you should arrange testing by a professional, after which it can be safely removed and disposed of.
Asbestos can be found in many household locations, both indoors and outdoors. This includes cement flooring, fireplace flues, internal walls and ceilings, internal and external ventilators, carpet underlay, vinyl floor tiles, and gutters and downpipes. It can also be found in paints, adhesives, partitions, cladding, and many other building products and materials.
If you think you’ve discovered asbestos in your building, you should do nothing to disturb it – otherwise you risk releasing fibres into the air and contaminating the area. We recommend vacating the area, advising neighbours, and getting a licensed professional to carry out testing (and disposal if necessary).
Yes, Express Asbestos Solutions is trained and licensed to test and remove asbestos-containing materials. Our specialists are backed by years of experience and have access to the latest equipment, enabling us to provide safe, timely and efficient services.