The Dangers of Asbestos and What to Do About It

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Since December 2003, it has been illegal to use any asbestos products in Australia.

The Federal Government imposed this legislation to protect Australians from the potentially deadly material.

Asbestos was widely used in the construction industry for decades.

When its potential for harm became known, Australia took decisive action.

There are still thousands of buildings containing the material.

As experts in asbestos removals for Central Coast homeowners and businesses, we can help you deal with it.

Airborne Hazard

Asbestos fibres float in air and are impossible to avoid.

They lodge in your respiratory system and stay there.

The more you breathe in, the greater the chance you have of developing asbestosis, mesothelioma and lung cancer.

There are asbestos particles in the air all around us.

Usually, our lungs can cope with this as it is only present in small amounts.

We deal with it in the same way we deal with petroleum particulates and other airborne pollution.

In small enough quantities, our respiratory systems can handle with many toxins.

If you have been exposed to high levels of asbestos over an extended period, your lungs can’t cope.

This usually applies to workers in certain industries, which in Australia would be decades ago.

Unfortunately, asbestosis and other diseases can take up to 20 to 30 years to appear.

Simple Steps

If you discover asbestos in any of your panelling or construction materials, you need to take action quickly.

If you are looking at demolition, any reputable company will carry out an asbestos inspection as a priority.

Any renovation job has the potential to release asbestos into the air.

As experienced providers of asbestos removal on the Central Coast, we maintain the highest standards.

Some other countries have less stringent asbestos standards than Australia.

Buildings have been erected in recent years using materials that would not pass our legislation.

Our qualified team of demolition experts can deal with any asbestos we find.

We safely remove all panelling and wiring and transport it securely to approved waste disposal depots, which store asbestos in a stable condition.

If you have any worries about whether there may be asbestos panelling or fixtures in your property, contact our experienced professionals.

We can help you deal with this potentially deadly material.

Complete Service

As experts in demolition, we appreciate the impact asbestos can have on homes and business owners.

It can be expensive to deal with, but this is for a reason.

To find out more about asbestos removal on the Central Coast visit our website or call us on 0424 541 452.