Asbestos is the number one contaminant in homes and businesses around the world. Asbestos-containing materials were commonly used in various building products and insulation for many decades until it was discovered that these materials posed serious health risks. As such, removing asbestos from your home is important to prevent any health issues from developing.
GBAR Group provides asbestos removal Brisbane services that include non-friable ‘B Blass or bonded’ asbestos removal and friable ‘A Class’ asbestos removal. We offer residential asbestos removal along with commercial removal. Trust our trained experts to handle your space with care.
Asbestos and why you should get rid of it
Asbestos is a type of fibrous material resistant to heat and chemicals with carcinogenic properties. Asbestos-containing materials are either non-friable or friable.
Non-friable asbestos-containing material is safe if it is in good condition, has not been damaged and can be handled without releasing fibres. It’s made up of many different materials that are more than 6 millimetres in length and cannot be crumbled by hand. Asbestos insulation, vinyl floor tiles and roof sheets are examples of non-friable asbestos.
Friable asbestos-containing material can release fibres when it is disturbed. It’s made up of many different materials that are less than 6 millimetres in length and can be crumbled by hand. Examples of friable asbestos include vinyl floor sheeting, wall and ceiling sheeting called low-density board ‘LDB’ and insulation on plumbing pipework.
If you have asbestos-containing materials in your home or work environment, you need to be aware of the risks to reduce exposure to them. Asbestos is dangerous because it releases fibres into the air that are easily inhaled by humans. These fibres can cause serious health problems such as:
- Lung cancer
- Colon cancer
If asbestos products are damaged, the fibres can break away into the air and be inhaled. If you live in a home that contains asbestos, you should arrange for an inspection prior to residential asbestos removal being conducted.
Keep in mind that both residential and commercial asbestos removal in Brisbane cannot be executed by just anyone. It should be removed by licenced contractors with all precautions taken.
Brisbane’s asbestos regulation
Asbestos was once used extensively in construction and manufacturing but is now banned in most countries due to health concerns. It is no longer widely used in Australia, and strict controls exist on its use and disposal. You can’t buy, use, or dispose of it without a permit.
Guaranteed safe asbestos removal in Brisbane with GBAR Group
GBAR Group carries expansive certifications and insurance to ensure project completion and successful asbestos removal in Brisbane. Our team of professionals are highly trained and certified to carry out all types of asbestos removal, guaranteeing the safety of our clients.
We have the tools and skills to get the job done effectively and efficiently. The GBAR Group is licensed to safely remove all types of asbestos products in your home, using superior methods and equipment to reduce dust levels for total safety. Contact us today for your asbestos removal needs in Brisbane.