Nateis Contracting is one of the trusted asbestos removal contractor, serving the area for over 30 years. We have a team of experts in asbestos removal and disposal, helping ensure that your family and the rest of Perth stays safe against the harmful effects of asbestos
What is asbestos?
Asbestos is a kind of mineral that forms into fibrous crystals, making them workable as a building material. It is mixed with concrete to make it stronger and resistant to fire, heat, and chemical and electrical damage. It was popularly used as insulation and soundproofing in the late 1800s.
Is asbestos dangerous?
Yes. But it wasn’t until the beginning of the 20th century that its health risks were fully understood and appreciated. Danger comes from the crystal fibres that form extremely fine dust that, when inhaled, can result in respiratory diseases and certain kinds of cancer. Inhalation can happen when asbestos is disturbed. This underlines the importance of hiring an asbestos removal contractor that can handle the job without jeopardising anyone within the vicinity.
Does your home or workplace have asbestos?
The use of asbestos in construction continued right into the 90s, despite news of its side effects. In Australia, its use and application were only outlawed in 2003. So there’s a huge possibility that where you live and/or work has asbestos that needs to be removed with care and with the right tools. If you live in a property that’s more than 30 years old, it might have asbestos in the following areas.
Where might asbestos be?
- Exterior surfaces, such as roof felt & shingles, window putty, undersheeting, etc.
- Interior surfaces, such as acoustical tiles, heat reflectors, and textured paint
- Boilers, heaters, and piping, such as air duct lining and heat source covering
- Loose blow-in fill or batt insulation
- Vinyl asbestos sheets, tiles
What will asbestos removal contractor do?
Carry out inspection and tests
To ensure that a building or home is free of the harmful mineral, an asbestos removal contractor will carry out building tests and inspect every area where asbestos is present. They have the tools and equipment to run relevant tests.
Asbestos is only dangerous when disturbed. This means removal must be done carefully to keep the dust from spreading and being inhaled. This usually requires the use of approved methods to ensure that little to no dust is created. Throughout the process, a contractor will monitor full air quality.
Safe removal should be followed by safe disposal, which should be in compliance with AS 1319 and other health and safety standards. There are approved disposal facilities in Perth, and all over Australia, but asbestos removal contractor must make sure that asbestos is properly sealed and safe for transport to the facility. Disposal must be handled by trained material handlers.
Demolishing structure suspected of asbestos
Demolition of any kind is guaranteed to produce dust, this is why house demolition that may have asbestos should only be done by specialists and trained professionals. Little to no dust must be released to the environment.
For all asbestos needs, trust only the best asbestos removal Perth contractor has, Nateis Contracting Pty Ltd.