Because Your Employees Deserve a Safe Work Environment, Call AHI for Testing or an Asbestos Inspection at Your Caboolture Business
As the owner of a business, you want it to succeed. For the enterprise to be a success, your employees need a place where they can operate. They need to feel safe and in an environment that is conducive to being successful. There are numerous buildings in the Caboolture area that still contain asbestos materials. The only way to find out for sure and ensure the safety of everyone who enters the building is to have an asbestos inspection at your Caboolture business.
The Presence of Asbestos in Commercial Buildings
Asbestos was mined in Australia for several decades and used in a variety of building materials. It is fire and heat resistant and, because of those characteristics, was utilised in the construction of nearly every commercial building up until the 1980s in Australia. Large, multistorey buildings often used steel beams that were treated with asbestos to make them fireproof. Because of its strength, asbestos was used in everything from roof shingles to floor tiles. It was also used in acoustical plaster and even sprayed as part of a mixture on ceilings and walls to make them fireproof as well. Asbestos was used in thousands of different applications in the building industry.
Depending upon the age of your building, these materials could still exist. Asbestos that has been left alone is not a problem, but when any material containing it is disturbed, it can pose a serious health risk. When asbestos materials are disturbed, fibres are released into the air. Older buildings are often renovated, and these improvements can disturb asbestos. Breathing in the fibres for extended periods of time can lead to respiratory problems and several forms of cancer. Because of the health risks associated with asbestos, manufacturers of building products have not used the material for several decades.
Asbestos Testing at Your Caboolture Business Is the Only Way to Be Sure
AHI Asbestos Consultants have been working in the building and inspection industries for several years and provide asbestos inspections so that our customers understand exactly the condition of their properties. As part of an asbestos inspection, we take samples that are sent off for asbestos testing from your Caboolture building to a NATA accredited laboratory. The lab will confirm whether or not the materials contain asbestos.
Our inspections include a full review of the interior and exterior of the building as well as in areas that are associated with the presence of asbestos. We check the roof and even under the building if possible, looking for any signs of asbestos. Our experienced technicians collect samples that are sent off for testing. Once concluded, we will provide you with a detailed yet easy to understand report of the condition of the property.
If you are unsure whether or not your building contains asbestos or if you are planning renovations, contact us at AHI Asbestos Consultants to schedule an inspection first. Ensure the safety of your employees and all those who enter your building. Call us today on 1300 141 662 or fill out our online contact form to receive a free quote for an inspection.