No matter if you are a residential developer or renovating your own home, it is always a concern when you find a product on the property that resembles asbestos, whether you are demolishing, renovating or just want to hang a picture on the wall.
Here at AHI Asbestos Consultants, we are well aware of the stress that can accompany asbestos products being uncovered, as well as the pressure of financial loss that is associated.
Asbestos was used in Australian homes and building developments prolifically between the 1920s and early 1980s, its popularity was due to its affordability, weather resistance, strength and fire retardant qualities.
All Australian residential construction products containing asbestos were phased out from around 1986 after being linked to multiple significant and potentially fatal health concerns including:
Mesothelioma and Asbestosis are so far exclusively linked to asbestos inhalation. There is no known cure for either. Because of these directly linked health risks, asbestos was completely phased out and as of the 31st of December 2003 completely banned from import, sale, use or storage Australia wide.
We specialise in every aspect of asbestos control for residential properties; offering affordable solutions and expert advice for homeowners and professional developers alike.
The team here at AHI Asbestos Consultants have decades of collective experience in asbestos solutions. We are passionate about contributing to the eradication of this toxic building product that has negatively affected so many lives and families Australian wide.
Asbestos is hard to identify by sight and texture alone. With so many building products made with similar compositions, the only way to positively identify asbestos is through laboratory testing.
Our team of expert asbestos professionals offer comprehensive asbestos inspection services for all private and professional residential renovation and development sites. We offer NATA accredited asbestos testing at affordable prices with fast turnarounds.
We also provide testing services for private home owners and renovators who require asbestos testing from samples they have collected themselves.
Although we do not recommend it, it is currently legal for home renovators to perform DIY removal of non-friable asbestos materials under 10m2 without a removal license. Head to www.asbestossafety.gov.au for information, or to speak to one of our helpful staff.
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