Melbourne's Asbestos Specialists
We work on ALL sizes of abatement jobs. There is no disposal job that is too small or too big. Phone our friendly staff to discuss your project, no obligation just friendly advise, and if you wish a free no obligation quote.
We serve Melbourne's Eastern Suburbs, Western Suburbs, Northern Suburbs, Southern Suburbs as well as regional Victoria.
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Professional Asbestos Abatement
Asbestos is a natural mineral that’s made up of 6 mineral fibres. The fibres belong to 2 groups: The Serpentine Group, which comprises of white asbestos and The Amphibole Group, which consists of grey or brown asbestos, tremolite, anthophyllite, actinolite, and crocidolite (blue asbestos).
The material has numerous desirable properties including flexibility, electricity and heat insulation, and high tensile strength. Its versatility is what made it attractive to multiple industries and about 3000 applications throughout the world depended on it. Scientific studies eventually revealed that exposure can lead to serious and dangerous illnesses.
Asbestos Usage in Australia
Australia had the highest usage of the material per capita globally until the mid-1980’s. Over 30 percent of homes in Australia were built using the material, resulting in a deadly legacy, which necessitated its extraction.
The material was used widely in Australia before 1987 for wood heater insulation, roof capping, interior and exterior cladding. It was also used for roofing, roof guttering, vinyl floor tiles, wood heater insulations, and in various other applications.
Asbestos Removal Melbourne
The use of the material is banned in Australia today, and Melbourne is no exception. If you live in an older house and are planning to renovate it or build on an existing structure, you need to do need asbestos testing and abatement.
Extraction is not something that you should attempt to do on your own even though it will translate to lower costs. It poses a severe risk to your health and is illegal. It is important to only hire professionals.
The Extraction Process
Here is a brief guide to the procedure involved:
Identifying the Presence
The material is not identified by just looking using your eyes. It requires professionals (such as our company) that have received specialised training and have the necessary experience to do the proper risk assessment.
Our team of licensed professionals inspects the commercial establishment or house and collects samples that are sent to a laboratory for more analysis.
If the material is present, it should be first evaluated before any further action is taken. If it is not yet damaged, it should be left alone. While it is not risky until damaged, it is still advisable to have it removed.
Abatement experts wear protective equipment that’s subsequently disposed of after the job is complete. Once it is removed successfully, it should be wrapped in a plastic bag twice and properly labelled.
Material that’s found should be disposed of together with the protective gear, clothing, and apparatus used in a proper waste facility.
Why Is Extraction Important?
Testing and extraction is something you should consider whether you are planning to renovate an older property or are concerned about the safety of your property. Here are some of the reasons why it is so important:
It May Be Required By Law
Law may sometimes require extraction. For instance, if you plan to renovate an older building or demolish a property, an inspection will be required. If your property is found to have the material, the contaminated areas will have to be cleaned before the project proceeds.
It Affects Your Health
Fibres are very damaging to health. Continuous exposure to fibres is linked to several fatal health conditions that include mesothelioma, asbestosis, and even lung cancer. If you have extraction by an experienced contractor you can have the peace of mind that comes with knowing that both you and your loved ones are protected from the threat that contamination poses.
It is Widely Present
The material is a toxic substance that’s widely present in buildings and homes across especially those built before 1980. It is estimated that over 30 percent of the buildings in Australia contain the material. If your property is contaminated, immediate extraction is necessary.
How Much Does Asbestos Removal Cost?
The average costs for range between $1,500 and $3,000. Companies typically charge on a per square meter basis instead of an hourly basis. Rates vary since they depend on the quantity to be removed as well as the circumstances under which the job is to be performed.
The typical costs per square meter range from $45 to $150. You should expect to pay about $100 for every square meter including disposal. In some instances, it is a Government requirement for air monitoring to be done by a hygienist during the extraction process. Air monitoring typically costs between $5000 and $1,000 and is usually included in the price quote.
Here is a Brief Sample of Extraction Cost Breakdown
Fence extraction costs depend on how far the material is buried. It is a job that requires a complete dig out. You can expect to pay between $35 and $65 per square meter for the extraction as well as disposal. Prices are sometimes also charged per sheet of fencing at between $20 and $30 for every sheet, but this will depend on the fence’s style.
Roof extraction typically costs between $55 and $75 per square meter. The price is inclusive of extraction and disposal. The factors that can affect the cost include the pitch of the roof as well as the height. Steeper roofs are usually harder to work on and may translate to additional charges. You can expect to pay at least $500 for the roof abatement.
Cladding (External and Internal)
The external cladding extraction costs between $45 and $75 for every square meter while the internal cladding extraction for a 3-bedroom house costs between $3,000 and $6,000 for the entire property.
The costs for eaves extraction starts at about $1,500 for a standard 3-bedroom house. If you want the removed in a smaller section, you can pay as little as $500. Eaves that are located on a 2-story building typically attract higher extraction costs.
The cost of removing sheds generally ranges between $45 and $125 for every square meter, which includes concrete slab extraction. If the material is located in an area that’s hard to access, you can expect to pay slightly more.
The cost of removing the material from a wall starts at $1,000.
Asbestos in the workplace is one of the leading causes of death due to work-related illnesses in Australia. We work with commercial and industrial entities to create healthier and safer workplaces as well as protect workers on demolition and construction sites.
If you have the material in your workplace, you are legally obligated to protect contractors and employees from any risk it might cause. We can help you formulate a plan that ensures the safety of your employees as well as your compliance with the law.
We are licensed experts in the efficient and safe extraction of the material from all types of commercial and industrial entities. Our trained and experienced staff perform both small-scale and large-scale removal work at commercial and industrial premises.
Our Commercial and Industrial Extraction Services Include:
- Decontamination of contaminated soil and sites
- Roofing sheets
- Pipe and lagging
- Clean-up following damage or fire
If you are concerned about the material in your commercial or industrial premises, you should talk to us before you start any demolition or construction work. We can do thorough testing. We will identify all the sources in your workplace while reducing the contamination risk.
The matrial is something to be concerned about if you are a Melbourne homeowner. If your home was built prior to 1990, chances are it contains the material in some form, which may pose a serious health risk to both you and your loved ones.
If the material is in your home then it might not pose a threat right now, but it could be dangerous if disturbed by demolition or renovation work, earthquakes, fire, or other causes.
The material has various forms since it was widely used in a variety of building materials. It can be found in linoleum and vinyl flooring, textured ceilings, cladding, flashings, guttering, fibrous cement roofing, pipes and insulation, wall linings, among many other materials
If you fear that the material is present in your home, talk to us about testing and extraction. Our top priority is to protect you and your loved ones from the dangers of exposure and we never compromise on safety.
We understand that you want to get back into your home as fast as possible and expect a high-quality finish too. You can trust us to carry out quick, efficient, and professional removal work, with little to no disruption to your daily life.
Our fully trained technicians use the right tools, equipment, and practices to make sure that the material is extracted safely from your home. We also ensure that things are put right again thanks to our experienced team of painters, plasterers, and builders.
Class A (Friable) Asbestos Abatement
Asbestos is classified into two broad categories i.e. Class A (friable) and Class B (non-friable). The friability refers to its level of softness. Friable asbestos contains materials that can be crumbled, pulverised, crushed, or reduced to a powder once pressure is applied by the hand.
We are licensed Class A asbestos abatement professionals who work according to your budget and requirements. You can trust our team to dispose of the materials according to the set guidelines. Our removal team is fully trained and licensed to protect both you and your loved ones.
Class B (Non-Friable) Asbestos Abatement
Non-friable asbestos refers to asbestos-containing material mixed with hard bonding materials. You will typically find non-friable materials in cement sheeting, vinyl tiles, cement pipes, gaskets, billboards, as well as telecommunication pipes and pits.
We are a leading abatement company that specialises in the extraction of Class B (non-friable) asbestos. Our team has the equipment and techniques required to offer you quality, safe removal services. We serve residential, commercial, and industrial clients.
Abatement in the Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne
The Eastern Suburbs that we serve include Vermont, Croydon, Ferntree Gully, Bayswater, Burwood, Mount Waverly, Chadstone, Narre Warren, Dandenong, Boronia, Kilsyth, and other surrounding suburbs.
Abatement in the Northern Suburbs of Melbourne
The Northern Suburbs that we serve include Ascot Vale, Jacksons Hill, Strathmore, Oak Park, Gowanbrae, Montmorency, St, Helena, Tullamarine, Whittlesea, Eden Park, Wattle Glen, Kangaroo Ground, Diamond Creek, Attwood, among others.
Abatement in the Western Suburbs of Melbourne
The Western Suburbs that we serve include Diggers Rest, Seddon, Williamstown, Taylors Lakes, Wyndham Vale, Hoppers Crossing, Caroline Spring, Spotswood, Laverton, Kings Park, Altona, Delahey, Melton, Sunshine, Tottenham, among others.
Our team carries out professional abatement services. Our professionals perform a wide variety of services including floor grinding, inspections, site decontamination, and extraction.
Our team uses the latest technologies to remove the material in your home or commercial or industrial premises thus ensuring that our reliable service is performed safely.
Abatement ensures that your home and/or commercial/industrial premises remain safe and the occupants remain free from exposure to dangerous asbestos. When extracting, you should only trust our qualified and licensed service.
We provide professional abatement services to domestic, commercial and industrial clients throughout Melbourne Victoria, We have a dedicated team of specialists with years of experience. Contact Asbestos Removed for a high standard service you can trust.
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