When You Should Have an Asbestos Inspection At Your Redcliffe, Petrie, Or Deception Bay Home
You decide that it is time to renovate your outdated kitchen and bathrooms in your home. Before you begin the project, you should have an asbestos inspection in Petrie performed by AHI Asbestos Consultants. What many homeowners do not realise is that their homes, especially older ones, may contain asbestos, a material that can be very dangerous to those who are exposed to it for extended periods of time. Because asbestos is found in thousands of different household and building products, it takes the experience and knowledge of a professional to perform an inspection.
What Is Asbestos?
Asbestos is a binding material used in thousands of different products. It was mined heavily in Western Australia for the first half of the 20th century. Its abilities to act as an insulator and the fact that it is flame retardant made it attractive as a building product. It is found in many items including roofing shingles, insulation, and even floor tiles. A renovation project will usually require the removal of these materials. When items containing asbestos are disturbed, asbestos fibres can escape into the air. It is these fibres that, when breathed in, can cause many health problems.
Why Is Asbestos Dangerous?
The long-term effects of asbestos were not well known until studies revealed that breathing in the fibres of the material can cause respiratory and other issues. Exposure to asbestos causes the slow build-up of scar tissue in the lungs, also known as asbestosis. Asbestos is also linked to lung cancer and mesothelioma. The problems with these diseases are that they do not appear immediately. Often, these diseases do not show themselves for 20 to 30 years or more. This is why it is crucial for homeowners and business owners to have their buildings and homes inspected for the presence of asbestos.
Have AHI Pty Ltd Perform an Asbestos Inspection In Your Deception Bay Home
Because of the implications of asbestos exposure, it is imperative that you have an experienced professional perform an asbestos inspection at your home or business. At AHI Pty Ltd, you receive the benefit of working with inspectors who have spent their entire careers in the building profession. Because of that experience, our assessors understand the items that may contain asbestos as well as where they would be located in a typical home or commercial building.
Your inspection includes searching the roof cavity and even under the building if possible. Our inspectors will explore every inch of your property inside and out all the way to your property boundaries. Samples are collected from all possible locations, and those samples are carefully analysed. You will also receive a safety risk assessment at the time of your asbestos inspection at your Redcliffe home. Upon completion, you will receive a comprehensive report as well as after service support via email and phone.
For a free quote or to learn more about AHI Pty Ltd, visit www.ahiasbestos.com.au and fill out our online booking form. For further support, you can always call us directly at 1300 141 661.