Reliable Asbestos Testing Services For All Needs
Asbestos continues to be featured in international headlines as it is deemed as one of the most dangerous industrial materials. Normally, you will not notice that there is asbestos in your house or workplace. This dangerous material is made up of very small fibres and is not visible to the naked eye. The only way to know if a building contains asbestos materials is by having it inspected.
Regulations regarding asbestos identification can be demanding and problematic, which makes it essential that it is handled by a professional.
When looking for a professional for asbestos testing, look no further than Asbestos Watch Sydney. Our Asbestos Testing Sydney Team offer you excellent quality asbestos testing services for residential, commercial, and government settings.
Why Asbestos Testing Is Important?
Even though the use of all asbestos products has been banned since 2003 throughout Australia, it may still be present in many locations and areas around your home or office. It’s difficult to determine whether a material used for construction has asbestos content or not by simply looking at it. The only way to be sure whether a material contains asbestos is by getting it tested by a professional. Here are several reasons why you need asbestos testing services:
The health risks associated with asbestos exposure
Asbestos can have a serious negative health effect on anyone who spends time in a contaminated building. People may be exposed to this carcinogenic material in their homes, communities, or workplace. Studies have shown that prolonged exposures to asbestos fibres could result in grave health issues such as asbestosis, mesothelioma, and lung cancer. The consequences of developing these diseases can be fatal. The World Health Organisation (WHO) reported that around 107.000 people die each year from developing asbestosis, lung cancer, and mesothelioma worldwide. In Australia, more than 2500 people were diagnosed with diseases related to asbestos exposure.
Your house was built or renovated before 1990
As a general rule, asbestos testing is required in a residential, commercial or government building in the greater Sydney region if:
- It was built before the mid-1980s. It is highly likely that such buildings have materials that contain asbestos.
- If it was built between the mid-1980s and 1990. It is highly likely that materials that contain asbestos were used.
However, you should keep in mind the fact that there are many buildings that were built later on that have materials that contain asbestos. The only way that you can know for sure that your building is free of asbestos materials is by having it professionally tested.
Asbestos materials can be anywhere in your building
There are many places in a building where this harmful substance can be found. Asbestos materials are commonly found in:
- Wall cladding
It is hard to know how much asbestos is present in a building. The only way to know exactly how much asbestos you are dealing with is by having experts conduct asbestos testing.
You should not wait when you think that asbestos may be present in your building, contact us straight away. Our Asbestos Testing Sydney is highly capable of conducting asbestos testing on any project.
Our Asbestos Testing and Removal Services
Our Asbestos Testing Sydney Team has worked with many construction companies and property owners who were in need of asbestos testing services. There is no task related to asbestos testing and removal procedures that can be too difficult or too challenging for us.
Asbestos Watch Sydney strives to perform a safe asbestos removal process at all times. Our Asbestos Removal Sydney Team is capable of handling both types of asbestos whether it’s the friable or the bonded type. By contacting Asbestos Watch Sydney, you are protecting your family and the people around you from the harmful effect of asbestos.
If you know that your property contains those life-threatening materials, don’t panic. Contact our asbestos removal Sydney Team to save the life of your family. Here are our testing process:
Collection of all samples in a safe manner
Our Asbestos Testing Sydney Team will collect the sample carefully to ensure that the people residing in your home or office are not exposed to this harmful substance. Our Asbestos Testing Sydney Team will gather all layers in the bulk material to obtain a representative lab result. We will also pay attention to appropriately moisten the bulk materials during removal to prevent the release of dangerous asbestos fibres during sampling.
Testing of all collected samples
When you suspect a material that might contain asbestos fibres, it’s necessary to test this material as quickly as possible. Our Asbestos Testing Sydney Team works with the newest and modern technology to ensure the quality of our asbestos testing work. We aim to deliver the most reliable result for you in agreement with all necessary requirements and standards.
Decontamination of the sampling area to make sure that it is safe
Certifying that an area is safe is a complex process that involves decision-making on several factors, including proper decontamination methods. The process may include:
- Assistance in determining the proper methods of removal and decontamination. Considering legal requirements, economic issues, time factors, etc.
- Washing down of tools, equipment and facilities.
- Transportation and disposal of hazardous materials or debris to an EPA-approved asbestos waste disposal facility.
- When required, air monitoring to ensure that the area is safe for reoccupation.
Conducting risk assessment and providing recommendations
When all the necessary inspections and tests have been done, our Asbestos Testing Sydney Team will recommend the things that need to be done to control the risk or to eliminate it completely. Our Asbestos Testing Sydney Team will assess whether a corrective action, such as asbestos removal, is required to eliminate the health hazard from your home or office.
Asbestos Sample Testing
If you already have extracted a sample for testing, you can post it to us. Sample testing cost starts from $57 (including GST) per sample. If you have multiple samples, call us for the best price.
For your safety, please download and follow the guidelines below to collect the asbestos sample.
Let’s Discuss Your Needs
Asbestos Watch Sydney is here to help you get rid of this harmful material by providing professional asbestos testing services at competitive prices. When you are dealing with Asbestos Watch Sydney, you should expect only the best service. Contact us today to get a free quote!