Trusted and competent asbestos removal and testing services
If you believe that you have asbestos materials in your building, get in touch with Asbestos Watch Sydney today! We offer professional asbestos-related services for residential, commercial, and government settings around the greater Sydney region.
We strive to deliver the best asbestos removal Sydney, testing, roof removal and management plan services for you – completely and safely in the fastest way. All you have to do is contacting us with a clear description of the problem. Our team will assess the condition and perform the job; prompt and quickly.
When it comes to detecting and safely removing asbestos materials, it is best to contact Asbestos Watch Sydney.
Mr Fluffy phenomenon in NSW
Parts of NSW are now dealing with the potentially deadly legacy of loose-fill asbestos insulation (LFAI) in the 1960s supplied by a Canberra-based company that became known as Mr Fluffy. Loose-fill insulation is made from raw crocidolite and amosite asbestos that has been compressed into a fine state. It was marketed by Mr Fluffy as “the perfect thermal insulating material” and installed as ceiling insulation around the ACT and NSW.
91 NSW homes have tested positive across 28 local government areas, including North Sydney, Warringah, Hills Shire, Hornsby, and Ku-ring-gai. At least, two men who lived in contaminated houses have been diagnosed with cancers caused by the asbestos exposure (http://www.abc.net.au/).
What is actually loose-fill asbestos insulation?
LFAI is made from raw asbestos fibres that have been crushed into a fine state and commonly installed in roof as ceiling insulation. If disturbed or damaged, asbestos fibres can move from the ceiling to other areas such as walls and floors. The fibres can also become airborne and inhaled which may cause health risks (http://www.fairtrading.nsw.gov.au/).
The loose-fill insulation was widely used between the 1960s and 1970s due to its desirable mechanical properties. The demand was higher during that period due to an increasing trend towards modern buildings. This product was installed in many residential buildings and may still be found in houses built before 1980.
LFAI products mostly contain asbestos in a fibrous and dusty form, which makes them easier to release asbestos fibres to the surrounding environment. Products that contain LFAI are usually dangerous and should only be handled by a licensed and professional contractor.
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The mere presence of LFAI products generally does not possess a health risk for the building occupants. However, if they are being disturbed or damaged, asbestos fibres can be released and become airborne within the environment (http://www.safework.nsw.gov.au/). When airborne asbestos fibres are inhaled, they can lodge for years in the airways, stomach or lungs and leads to the development of cancers. The risk will increase depends on the amount of fibres inhaled and the duration of exposure.
You should always take precautions when you suspected a LFAI within your property. It can be found in every corner and every area of your house and workplace within the NSW territory.
They are most commonly can be found in:
- Roofing insulation
- Soundproofing and spray-on insulation
- Insulation on stoves
- Hot-water pipes
Cost for an asbestos removal Sydney project
The overall cost to remove asbestos from your property varies. It depends on the area and the difficulties of the job to be performed. The average cost to remove asbestos per square meter in Sydney is around $50-$75. When hiring a contractor, you should expect to spend between $1,500 and $2500. A complete removal of an area in your house or workplace, such as roof or wall, can be as high as $25,000.
There are mainly two steps that you have to do when suspecting an asbestos product at your premises.
- Test the material via a NATA accredited laboratory to confirm its’ presence.
- If its’ presence is confirmed, then you have to contact a licensed removalist to remove it.
Contact Asbestos Watch Sydney when you suspected asbestos materials within your premises. We can handle all of your problems caused by asbestos materials within the Greater Sydney region- prompt and safely!
Services offered by Asbestos Watch Sydney
We offer services that are customized to meet the expectations and needs of each client. Our team will come in and determine the existence and severity of the asbestos material in your property. Once it is done, only then will we determine what measures will need to be taken to remove it.
We strive to deliver services with the highest-quality to meet your expectations. Asbestos Watch Sydney provides a broad range of services as follows:
- Asbestos removal Sydney – starting from removing asbestos, transportation, and dispose of asbestos to a legal facility
- Asbestos testing Sydney – Collect a sample and send it to a laboratory before an asbestos removal Sydney process
We offer asbestos removal and testing services for all types of buildings including residential, commercial, and governmental. There is no job that is too big or small for us. Contact Asbestos Watch Sydney today to get a free quote for your project!