Brisbane Asbestos Removal
Are you looking for expert Asbestos Removal Brisbane? Has your property been inspected for Asbestos and you’re ready to book in your Asbestos Removal in Brisbane? You’re in the right place! GBAR Group is Brisbane’s most trusted and respected Asbestos Removal Company.
We assess your Brisbane site, assist you in identifying, measuring and quantifying the risk, provide advice and a free quote on removal options undertaken in conjunction with occupational hygienists. Safety is paramount in everything that we do; Every Brisbane Asbestos project is carried out in accordance with the Safe Work Australia Code of Practice 2011 – How to Safely Remove Asbestos, and all relevant state and territory regulations. Call GBAR Group Asbestos Removal Brisbane or Request a quote online for more information.
Why Asbestos Removal Matters
Did you know that around 30% of all houses constructed in Australia contain asbestos-containing materials (ACMs)? It’s a frightening statistic for anyone considering DIY home renovations. If your house or property was constructed between 1970 and 1990, your chance of asbestos-containing materials being present is considerably higher. For homes that were built after 1990, it is unlikely that ACMs were used in the construction of your home, however, it doesn’t hurt to have it checked out before you begin any construction work.
Asbestos-containing materials are one of the largest obstacles facing the construction industry in Australia. The truth is, asbestos was used widely in the Australian construction industry so it’s important that you have your building materials tested before beginning any new construction projects. Some of the places where asbestos could be present in your Sydney property include:
- Carpet Underlay
- Insulation Materials
- Waterproofing Materials
- Window Sealant
- Wall Sheeting and Ceiling Materials
The only way that you can be sure that your property does not have asbestos-containing materials is to get a sample tested by a National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) approved organisation such as GBAR Group. If you suspect that Asbestos may be present in your home or commercial property, you can speak with a licensed professional to inspect the material, test it, and advise you on how to handle the situation.
Why Choose GBAR for Brisbane Asbestos Removal?
GBAR Group is Australia’s most trusted Asbestos Removal and Hazardous Waste Remediation group. Our portfolio of blue-chip clients in Brisbane is wide-ranging, and we are the preferred supplier to leaders in the civil engineering and construction, commercial, industrial, government and education sectors.
You can rest easy knowing that all of our work is carried out in accordance with the Safe Work Australia Code of Practice 2011 – How to Safely Remove Asbestos, and all relevant state and territory regulations.
We work with companies and individuals in the Brisbane area to provide advice to risk management professionals, and we have an insider’s knowledge of the insurance industry as it relates to hazardous material removal/remediation claims.
Should I Be Worried About Asbestos in Brisbane?
It’s important to know that the presence of asbestos-containing material is not dangerous in and of itself. Asbestos-containing materials pose a threat to your health when they are disturbed and subsequently inhaled. Therefore, before you begin any renovation or construction work on your Brisbane property, it’s important that you have your property tested for asbestos before carrying out any works.
Asbestos materials were commonly used in the manufacturing process of residential and commercial building materials from the mid-1940s until the early 1990s. In fact, It wasn’t until the 1980s that asbestos cement materials were phased out in favour of asbestos-free materials. As a result, many of the houses and properties that were built before 1990 in Australia contain asbestos cement materials in the internal and external wall cladding, ceilings, and eaves — just to name a few of the most common places.
We’ve been working with our Brisbane clients for more than a decade to deliver asbestos removal solutions that make your property safer for inhabitants and neighbours.
Our Clients in Brisbane Include
GBAR assists clients from all sectors in the Brisbane area, from commercial services to private residences, GBAR group is equipped to carry out asbestos removal at different scales to suit different clients. Some of the industries that we work with include:
- Civil and Construction
- Facilities Management
- Commercial Services
GBAR Group’s Brisbane Asbestos Removal team is ready to help. Call one of our friendly team members between 8 am-5 pm Monday to Friday
Why You Need An Asbestos Removal Brisbane Expert
When it comes to the safe removal of asbestos from your property, nothing should be left to chance. Our team of specialist operatives are rigorously trained to correctly identify and remove asbestos so that the attendant risks are minimised as much as possible. We assess your site, assist you in identifying, measuring and quantifying the risk, provide advice and a free quote on removal options undertaken in conjunction with occupational hygienists. If you wish to proceed, we remove the asbestos and remediate the site. You will always get the highest quality Brisbane Asbestos Removal service.
Types of Asbestos Containing Materials Typically Found in Brisbane
Asbestos can be classified into two distinct categories. Friable and non-friable asbestos materials.
The term ‘Friable Asbestos’ is used to refer to ACM that can be reduced to a powder form by hand. These materials are considered the most hazardous asbestos materials because they are more likely to release into the air when disturbed and therefore pose a greater health risk. Examples of asbestos-containing materials that are commonly associated with being ‘friable’ include:
- Pipe Insulation
- Low-Density Boards
- Sheet Vinyl
- Roofing Insulation
On the other hand, ‘non-friable’ asbestos or ‘bonded asbestos’ materials are those that are firmly bonded in the matrix of the material. While still hazardous, these materials are unlikely to release asbestos into the airborne environment when left undisturbed. Therefore, ‘non-friable’ asbestos is generally considered to pose a lower health risk. Examples of bonded asbestos-containing materials include:
- Asbestos Cement Products
- Vinyl Flooring
If you’re unsure whether the ACM is considered to be ‘friable’ or ‘non-friable’, your best bet is to have an asbestos professional test your materials and provide advice on how to handle the situation.
How Much Does Asbestos Removal Cost in Brisbane?
One of the most common questions that we get is, “how much does asbestos removal in Brisbane cost”. If you need to have asbestos removed in Brisbane, it’s only natural to wonder how much the process is going to cost you. Unfortunately, we can’t provide an exact cost of removal per square metre or per room. Each and every asbestos removal job in Brisbane that we attend is completely unique. And, as such, the complexities of dealing with one project may be completely different to another.
If you’re looking for an asbestos removal price list or asbestos removal calculator for Brisbane, we’re sorry to say that we don’t have one. That’s not because our prices are unreasonably or because we want to blindly charge our clients, it’s because we want to provide accurate quotes so that you can make an informed decision about your asbestos removal project. Too many businesses quote one price on their website, only to add ‘unexpected charges’ on the day. With GBAR, you can be sure that the asbestos removal cost that we quote you is the price you are going to pay.
Some of the factors that will affect the cost of asbestos removal from your property include:
- The amount of asbestos that needs to be removed
- State of the asbestos that needs to be removed (is the asbestos in a friable or non-friable state?)
- Location and accessibility of the asbestos materials on your property
- The location of your property relative to the disposal points
- The type of asbestos material that is being removed
- Obstacles that may cause further damage
- The amount of asbestos materials that we find in your property. Loose fibres are more time and labour intensive and may cost more.
- The condition of the asbestos materials being removed
GBAR Group Brisbane asbestos removalists are trained professionals who work in accordance with the Safe Work Australia Code of Practice 2011: “How to Safely Remove Asbestos”. GBAR Brisbane also works in strict accordance with the relevant local and state government bodies to ensure all work is carried out in the safest possible manner.
Types of Asbestos in Brisbane
Asbestos-containing materials fall into two broad categories: non-friable and friable. It’s important to remember that all forms of asbestos are highly toxic, and any form of exposure can lead to the development of terminal diseases such as mesothelioma, lung cancer and asbestosis.
Non-Friable Asbestos Materials
The term ‘non-friable’ refers to any material containing asbestos that not friable. That means that the material cannot be broken down into a powder-like consistency by hand. When left undisturbed, non-friable asbestos materials are unlikely to release measurable levels of asbestos fibres into the airborne environment. As a result, they are considered to be far less dangerous than friable asbestos and pose a lower health risk. Some of the most common types of non-friable asbestos materials that GBAR Group will remove in Brisbane include:
- Asbestos fencing
- Asbestos fibre cement wall sheeting, soffits, and ceilings
- Vinyl floor tiles
- Asbestos water pipes, downpipes and gutters
- Contaminated soil
- Asbestos-containing window putty and caulking
- Super six roof sheeting
Friable Asbestos Materials
Friable asbestos materials refer to asbestos-containing products that are in a dry or powder form that can be easily crumbled, pulverised or reduced to a powder form by hand. Friable materials are more likely to release dangerous levels of asbestos in the airborne environment when they become disturbed. In every state of Australia including Brisbane, it is illegal to remove any amount of friable asbestos materials without a licence.
Removing friable asbestos materials in Brisbane is a process fraught with risk. Some of the most common places where these materials exist include:
- Friable vinyl sheeting
- Pipe lagging
- Contaminated soil
- Roof insulation (sometimes known as ‘Mr. Fluffy’)
- Asbestos debris and dust
- Fire-damaged asbestos roof and wall sheeting
- Fire retardant products
Asbestos removal is dangerous in any capacity. However, when those materials are in a friable state, they become even more hazardous.
What to Do if You Suspect Asbestos is Present in Your Brisbane Property
Unless the materials containing asbestos are clearly labelled or you have been advised by the body that constructed your property, it can be difficult to identify them. A licensed asbestos inspector can test the materials that you suspect contain the offending material and advise you on the best path forward.
Asbestos is extremely hazardous when it becomes disturbed. There is no ‘safe level’ of asbestos exposure. Even a few fibres have the potential to cause any number of potentially deadly diseases including asbestosis, mesothelioma or other cancer. If you suspect that there is asbestos in your property, it is imperative that you speak with an expert to have your property tested before carrying out any activity that may disturb the hazardous materials.