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Lead, PCBs & SMF Removal
Are you looking for expert lead, PCBs and, SMF removal services in Australia? You’re in the right place. GBAR Group is Australia’s most trusted choice for lead, PCBs and, SMF removal and remediation services. With more than 30-years of experience and a long list of satisfied clients across the commercial, residential and industrial sectors, we know what it takes to dispose of lead, PCBs and, SMF safely and efficiently.
The widespread, indiscriminate use of lead, PCBs and, SMF by the Australian construction industry towards the end of the 20th Century means that lead, PCBs and/or SMF can be found in a range of locations on your property – many that you would not expect. If your Australian property contains lead, PCBs or SMF, it is essential that you have it assessed to ensure the safety of those on your property.
We approach each lead, PCBs and, SMF removal and disposal job in Australia with the highest level of diligence and care to ensure that no stone is left unturned when it comes to the health and safety of your property’s occupants. Our end-to-end service means that we take care of the entire hazmat disposal process from the initial assessment right the way through to the final clean-up.
When materials deemed by legislation to be a hazardous need to be removed, it is essential that they are disposed of properly and according to regulatory requirements. GBAR’s experts have an enviable reputation and record of neutralising hazardous materials (HAZMAT) waste, such as lead materials, PCBs and synthetic material fibres in a responsible and accountable manner.
We are committed to providing the best hazardous waste disposal service in Australia – at a fair and affordable price. Every Australia hazmat disposal and removal project is carried out in accordance with the Safe Work Australia Code of Practice, and all relevant state and territory legislation is closely followed to ensure that no one is at risk of asbestos exposure.
We can assess your site, assist you to quantify the risk posed by HAZMAT materials, advise you on remediation and give a quote on removal options in conjunction with occupational hygienists.
Safe Work Australia defines hazardous substances as those that, following worker exposure, can have an adverse effect on health. Examples of hazardous substances include poisons, substances that cause burns or skin and eye irritation, and substances that may cause cancer. Many hazardous substances are also classified as dangerous goods. Examples include asbestos and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). We can ensure safe chemical waste disposal, lead paint stabilization, hazardous waste disposal, and other harmful materials in Brisbane, Greater QLD, Sydney, Greater NSW and Wollongong. Safe disposal of lead, PCBs and, SMF is our speciality.
All of our HAZMAT remediation procedures are carried out in accordance with relevant state and territory regulations and within EPA guidelines. Services include:
- removal/stabilisation of lead paint
- removal of lead dust
- synthetic mineral fibre (SMF) removal
- removal of PCBs
GBAR assists clients from all sectors, from environmental consultancies to private residents, including:
- environmental consultancies
- civil and construction
- facilities management
- commercial services
Areas That We Service in Australia
Why Choose Us?
We have the knowledge, the experience, the training and the technology to provide perfect peace of mind. We have earned our reputation for excellence.
Where can lead be found in buildings, and why is it potentially dangerous?
Almost all types of house paint were manufactured with lead carbonate until regulations banning their use came into force in the 1970s. As a result, many older homes and commercial buildings in Australia still have traces of lead paint.
Over time, as the paint starts to deteriorate and peel or flake away from the walls, it can cause lead poisoning. Lead paint dust and flakes can settle in carpeting and stay there for many years. Lead poisoning may result in kidney, brain and nerve damage. Though brief exposure can still cause health issues, those exposed to lead flakes and dust over a long period are most at risk. We offer professional lead removal services to our clients in NSW and QLD.
What are SMFs, where are they used, and what conditions can they cause?
SMFs are synthetic mineral fibres. Examples of SMFs found in buildings across Australia include glass fibre and mineral wool. They have been used for many years, primarily in insulation products, both thermal and acoustic. Research has indicated that SMFs are potentially carcinogenic, although not all are classified as such today. If you are not sure what type of synthetic mineral fibres you may have in your home or whether they are dangerous, please do not hesitate to contact us. Our SMF removal experts will be happy to provide you with the information and assistance you need.
What are PCBs, and why are they considered to be hazardous?
PCBs are polychlorinated biphenyls. This category of hazardous material includes a range of chlorinated organic compounds that were commonly used up until the 1970s. They were used as lubricants and coolants for electrical equipment such as large transformers. Extended exposure to PCBs may cause liver damage, respiratory conditions, eczema and severe skin rashes. We offer a full PCBs removal service in Australia, including an initial assessment and consultation.