Melbourne's Asbestos Removal Specialists
We work on ALL sizes of Asbestos related removal jobs. There is no asbestos 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 all Melbourne Suburbs including Melbourne's Eastern Suburbs, Western Suburbs, Northern Suburbs, Southern Suburbs as well as regional Victoria.
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Professional Asbestos Removal
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, crocidolite (blue asbestos).
Asbestos 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 to asbestos can lead to serious and dangerous illnesses.
Asbestos Usage in Australia
Australia had the highest usage of asbestos 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 removal.
Asbestos 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 asbestos is banned in Australia today, and Melbourne is no exception. If you live in an older Melbourne house and are planning to renovate it or build on an existing structure, you need to do asbestos testing and removal.
Asbestos removal 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 to remove asbestos from your Melbourne property.
The Asbestos Removal Process
Asbestos may be present especially in commercial establishments and houses constructed before 1980. However, it is not hazardous unless damaged, and such damage usually happens through demolishing or remodelling. It is thus advisable to know what to do before you undertake such an operation.
Here is a brief guide to the procedure involved:
Identifying the Presence of Asbestos
Asbestos 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 asbestos is present, it should be first evaluated before any further action is taken. If the asbestos is not yet damaged, it should be left alone. While it is not risky until damaged, it is still advisable to have it removed.
Asbestos removal experts wear protective equipment that’s subsequently disposed of after the job is complete. Once the asbestos is removed successfully, it should be wrapped in a plastic bag twice and properly labelled.
Asbestos material that’s found should be disposed of together with the protective gear, clothing, and apparatus used in a proper waste facility.
Why Is Asbestos Removal Important?
Asbestos testing and removal 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 asbestos removal. For instance, if you plan to renovate an older building or demolish a property, an asbestos inspection will be required. If your property is found to have asbestos, the contaminated areas will have to be cleaned before the project proceeds.
It Affects Your Health
Asbestos fibres are very damaging to health. Continuous exposure to asbestos is linked to several fatal health conditions that include mesothelioma, asbestosis, and even lung cancer. If you have asbestos removed 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 asbestos contamination poses.
It is Widely Present
Asbestos is a toxic substance that’s widely present in buildings and homes across Melbourne especially those built before 1980. It is estimated that over 30 percent of the buildings in Australia contain asbestos. If your property is contaminated with asbestos, immediate removal is necessary.
How Much Does Asbestos Removal Cost?
The average costs for asbestos removal range between $1,500 and $3,000. Companies typically charge on a per square meter basis instead of an hourly basis. Asbestos removal rates vary since they depend on the quantity of asbestos 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 removal process. Air monitoring typically costs between $5000 and $1,000 and is usually included in the price quote.
Here is a Brief Sample of Asbestos Removal Cost Breakdowns
Asbestos Fence Removal
Asbestos fence removal 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 removal 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.
Asbestos Roof Removal
Asbestos roof removal typically costs between $55 and $75 per square meter. The price is inclusive of removal and disposal of the asbestos. 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 asbestos roof removal.
Asbestos Cladding Removal (External and Internal)
The external asbestos cladding removal costs between $45 and $75 for every square meter while the internal asbestos cladding removal for a 3-bedroom house costs between $3,000 and $6,000 for the entire property.
Asbestos Eaves Removal
The costs for asbestos eaves removal starts at about $1,500 for a standard 3-bedroom house. If you want the asbestos removed in a smaller section, you can pay as little as $500. Eaves that are located on a 2-story building typically attract higher removal costs.
Asbestos Shed Removal
The cost of removing asbestos sheds generally ranges between $45 and $125 for every square meter, which includes concrete slab removal. If the asbestos is located in an area that’s hard to access, you can expect to pay slightly more.
Asbestos Wall Removal
The cost of removing asbestos from a wall starts at $1,000.
Commercial/Industrial Asbestos Removal
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 across Melbourne to create healthier and safer workplaces as well as protect workers on demolition and construction sites.
If you have asbestos 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 removal of asbestos from all types of commercial and industrial entities. Our trained and experienced staff perform both small-scale and large-scale asbestos removal work at commercial and industrial premises throughout Melbourne.
Our Commercial and Industrial Asbestos Removal Services Include:
- Decontamination of soil and sites contaminated with asbestos
- Asbestos cladding removal
- Asbestos insulation removal
- Asbestos roofing sheet removal
- Asbestos pipe and lagging removal
- Asbestos ceiling removal
- Asbestos clean-up following damage or fire
- Asbestos flooring removal
If you are concerned about asbestos 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 asbestos sources in your workplace while reducing the contamination risk.
Residential/Domestic Asbestos Removal
Asbestos is something to be concerned about if you are a Melbourne homeowner. If your home was built prior to 1990, chances are it contains asbestos in some form, which may pose a serious health risk to both you and your loved ones.
Asbestos in the home might not pose a threat right now, but it could be dangerous if disturbed by demolition or renovation work, earthquakes, fire, or other causes. This is why you need to talk to asbestos removal experts before you do any renovation work on your older house.
Asbestos in the home takes 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 asbestos is present in your home, talk to us about testing and removal. Our top priority is to protect you and your loved ones from the dangers of exposure to asbestos and we never compromise on safety.
We understand that you want to get back in your home as fast as possible and expect a high-quality finish too. You can trust us to carry out quick, efficient, and professional asbestos 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 asbestos us removed 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 Removal
Asbestos is classified into two broad categories i.e. Class A (friable) and Class B (non-friable). The friability of asbestos refers to its level of softness. Friable asbestos is the asbestos that 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 removal professionals who work according to your budget and requirements. You can trust our team to dispose of asbestos 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 Removal
Non-friable asbestos refers to asbestos-containing material mixed with hard bonding materials. You will typically find non-friable asbestos in cement sheeting, vinyl tiles, cement pipes, gaskets, billboards, as well as telecommunication pipes and pits.
We are a leading asbestos removal company that specialises in the removal of Class B (non-friable) asbestos. Our team has the equipment and techniques required to offer you quality, safe asbestos removal services. We serve residential, commercial, and industrial clients in Melbourne.
Asbestos Removal in the Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne
The Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne that we serve include Vermont, Croydon, Ferntree Gully, Bayswater, Burwood, Mount Waverly, Chadstone, Narre Warren, Dandenong, Boronia, Kilsyth, and other surrounding suburbs.
Asbestos Removal in the Northern Suburbs of Melbourne
The Northern Suburbs of Melbourne 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.
Asbestos Removal in the Western Suburbs of Melbourne
The Western Suburbs of Melbourne 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 asbestos removal services. Our professionals perform a wide variety of services including floor grinding, inspections, site decontamination, and asbestos removal in the Suburbs of Melbourne
Our team uses the latest technologies to remove asbestos in your home or commercial or industrial premises thus ensuring that our reliable service is performed safely.
Contact Us Today for All Your Asbestos Removal Needs
Asbestos removal ensures that your home and/or commercial/industrial premises remain safe and the occupants remain free from exposure to dangerous asbestos. When removing asbestos, you should only trust our qualified and licensed service.
We provide professional asbestos removal 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
0488 121 214 • info@AsbestosRemoved.com.au