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Asbestos Testing Sydney – Reliable Sampling Services for All Needs

We handle all asbestos testing Sydney projects in the manner it should be – with expertise and utmost care.

Asbestos continues to be featured in international headlines as it deemed as one of the most dangerous industrial materials. Normally, you will not notice that there is an asbestos-containing material (ACM) in your house or workplace. This dangerous material is made up of very small fibres and not visible to the naked eye. The only way to know if a building contains fibrous materials is by getting it inspected.

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Regulations regarding fibrous material identification are considered as demanding and problematic, which makes it essential to be handled by a professional. We, as an endorsement company for contractors, can connect you with A-class licensed professionals who conduct a safe fibrous material identification process in residential, commercial, and government settings.

Our contractors will conduct testing process by thorough inspection of your property starting from your corrugated roof, bathroom, until beneath the floor. They offer extensive services that include the identification of fibrous particle in bulk materials, residential and company survey, and airborne fibre monitoring when required.

We ensure that all of our endorsed contractors perform testing or sampling work in accordance with regional and local regulation standards. They will assist you in the whole testing period starting from isolation until the quantification of fibre bundles. When it comes to detecting and testing fibrous materials, it’s best to contact a competent contractor.

Why Asbestos Testing In Sydney is Important

Even though the use of all ACM products has been banned since 2003 throughout Australia, they may still be present in many location and area in your building. It’s difficult to determine whether any material used for constructions has asbestos or not by simply looking at it. The only way to be sure whether a material contains fibres is by getting it tested by a professional.

Here are several reasons why you need to do asbestos testing procedure:

1. The health risks associated with fibre exposure

This material has a serious negative health effect to 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 fibre exposure.

2. Your house was built or renovated before 1990

As general rule, hazardous substance testing is required in a residential, commercial or government building in the greater Sydney region if:

  1. It was built before the mid-1980s. It is highly likely that such buildings have materials that contain the fibrous element.
  2. If it was built between the mid-1980s and 1990. It is highly likely that materials that contain fibre substance 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 fibre substance. DIY testing kits may be inaccurate and giving you false results. The only what that you can know for sure that your building is free of fibrous materials is by having it professionally tested.

3. Fibrous materials can be anywhere in your building

There are many places in a building where this harmful substance can be found. Fibrous material is commonly found in wall cladding, roofing, flooring, sheeting, fencing, gaskets, insulations, adhesives and cement. It is hard to know how much ACM is present in a given building. The only way to know exactly how much fibre element you are dealing with is by having experts conduct the relevant tests.

You should not wait when you think that fibre substance may be present in your building. All our endorsed contractors are highly capable of conducting testing project. They have worked with so many construction companies and property owners who were in need of asbestos testing, a safe fibrous material removal procedure and related services. There is no task related to testing and removal procedures that can be too difficult or too challenging for them.

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Sometimes, an entire building may be contaminated by fibrous substance. There are other instances when it’s only a few section of a building that is contaminated by this carcinogenic material. You will only be able to get a quick, definite answer when the testing procedure is done by the experts.

Here are top 5 reasons why contacting our endorsed contractors is a wise move:

a. We provide an easy and straightforward process

Getting an experienced professional through us involves a simple, straightforward process. Apart from having a website that is easy to navigate and extremely informative, it has clear information on how to reach us and talk to an expert who will help you.

b. Our class-A approved contractors are selectively chosen

There are many people out there claiming to be experts in ACM inspection, management, and removal when in real sense they are not. It is very easy to fall into the hands of such individuals. You have to do everything you can to avoid them.

You will easily avoid such people when you choose a professional through us. This is because we thoroughly vet contractors before endorsing them. All our contractors are qualified and credited by the relevant institutions. You can be sure that all the experts our list have what it takes to provide the best services.

c. They are committed to giving a high and consistent level of services

The health and safety of all our clients are our top priority, which is why we lay great emphasis on proper time management and meeting set deadlines. All our contractors are adequately equipped with equipment, supplies, and personnel that can enable accurate and safe testing process to minimize exposure.

d. They employ modern equipment and techniques

All contractors endorsed by Asbestos Watch Sydney employ modern testing systems and techniques to provide accurate results. They always stick to the requirements that have been set by the government. When you are dealing with any one of them, you can sit back and relax knowing that you are going to get results that are accurate.

e. Deliver all the work in the safest manner and utmost care

We encourage safety standards to make sure that all of our A-class licensed members handle the asbestos testing Sydney projects in the manner it should be – with expertise and utmost care.

They are committed to achieving and maintaining the highest standards of health and safety for all involved in their works, whether directly or as a result of their actions. Through efficiency and safe solutions, our endorsed specialists will provide you with added value, quality, and peace of mind.

A wide range of services provided by our A-class licensed contractors

Any ACMs may release fibres when they are damaged, disturbed, removed, repaired, drilled, or scraped. Instead of carelessly becoming exposed to them, make a note of signs of damage or wear and contact a certified and competent professional through Asbestos Watch Sydney immediately. Our A-class licensed contractors provide a broad range of services including:

I. Collect all the samples in a safe manner

Our A-class licensed contractor will collect the sample carefully to ensure that the people residing in your building are not exposed to this harmful substance. They will gather all layers in the bulk material to obtain a representative lab result. They will also pay attention to moisten the bulk materials with a wet wipe to prevent the release of dangerous fibres during sampling.

Here are the steps that will be undertaken by our endorsed specialists to collect the sample:

  1. They always use personal protective equipment (PPE) and a respirator before commencing any work related to fibre
  2. A wet cleaner will be used to prevent dust release from the area that contains fibres.
  3. Our specialists will collect the sample carefully, preferably by using hand tools, and put it in a sealable plastic bag.
  4. A wet wipe will be used to clean the hand tools and then they will seal it inside the plastic bag.
  5. They will place the sample inside of another sealable plastic bag.
  6. After sampling, our approved assessors will use paint to seal broken materials to prevent the release of fibres.

II. Testing all the collected samples by an accredited laboratory

When you suspect a material that might contain fibres, it’s necessary to test this material as quick as possible. Our endorsed contractors work with the newest and modern technology to ensure the quality of testing. They will analyse the samples by using modern techniques such as Polarized Light Microscopy (PLM) and Stereo Microscope Analysis (SMA).

PLM is the most common method used to analyse the presence of fibres in bulk materials. This technique makes benefit of polarised light to identify mineral specific optical properties. PLM is capable of differentiating fibres and non-fibres from bulk materials.

Samples can also be tested by SMA analysis to identify the presence of fibres in bulk materials. Analysing their morphology can identify different types of fibres, such as friable or non-friable fibres, that existed on your property.

By employing these two techniques, our approved contractors will give a satisfactory and accurate result to you. They aim to deliver the most reliable result for you in agreement with all necessary requirements and standards.

III. Decontamination of the sampling area to make sure that it is safe for reoccupation

Certifying that an area is safe for reoccupation is a complex process that involves decision-making on several factors, including proper decontamination methods. Thus, you need assistance from an expert to perform the decontamination process to ensure that the sampling area is safe for reoccupation.

Our class-A licensed members can provide services required to decontaminate all or part of a facility to satisfy local and state requirements. The process can include:

  • Assistance in determining the proper methods of decontamination or disposal.  Considering legal requirements, economic issues, time factors, etc.
  • Washing down of tools, equipment and facilities.
  • Transportation and disposal of hazardous materials or debris to a legal landfill.
  • Air fibre monitoring to ensure that the area is safe for reoccupation.

IV. Conducting risk assessment and providing recommendations

When all the necessary inspections and tests have been done, the contractors will recommend the things that need to be done to control the risk or to eliminate it completely. They will assess whether a corrective action such as repair or removal is required to eliminate the health hazard from your space. If you have to perform removal, we can also connect you to the best removalist in our contractor list

Sampling Services for All Needs

If you have a dangerous material in your home or workplace, you have no choice but ensure that it is removed safely as soon as possible. Testing is the first stage in the removal process. The testing procedure helps to provide detailed information. This information will be used to determine what needs to be done next.

We are here to help you get rid of this harmful material by connecting you to experienced and licensed contractors who specialize in testing, removal & other related services. All our endorsed members provide high-quality professionals services at competitive prices. They know how to handle fibrous materials in the best way possible.

All the contractors on our list go through a thorough examination process. We have set high-quality control standards to ensure that we link you to contractors who will provide the best services. Every contractor endorsed by Us has to meet specific quality controlled standards. Therefore, when you are dealing with one of our endorsed members, you should expect only the best services. They are highly skilled professionals who know exactly what needs to be done to help.

Our specialists have worked in many residential, commercial and government properties. All the jobs they have done adhere to strict health and safety regulations. They always pay attention to all the details. They also use the best latest tools and equipment. There is no job that is too big or too small for them to handle effectively.