Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that was once commonly used in a variety of building materials. While it has many benefits, asbestos is now known to be a health hazard, and its use is heavily regulated. If you're planning any type of construction or renovation work on a property built before the mid-1980s, it's important to have an asbestos clearance certificate before proceeding.
Asbestos was first used commercially in the late 1800s, and by the mid-20th century, it was a common ingredient in a variety of building materials, including insulation, flooring, shingles, and siding. While it is an effective fire retardant and has excellent soundproofing qualities, asbestos is now known to be a health hazard, particularly when its fibres are inhaled.
Asbestos exposure can lead to a variety of serious health problems, including lung cancer, mesothelioma, and asbestosis. There is no safe level of asbestos exposure, and even short-term exposure can be dangerous.
Bison Asbestos Removals Melbourne can provide you with an asbestos clearance certificate and this indicates that the property has been inspected for asbestos and that any asbestos-containing materials have been safely removed.
If asbestos is found on the property, we will provide a report that outlines the extent of the contamination and the recommended course of action. In most cases, the asbestos will need to be removed by our licensed asbestos removalists.
The cost of an asbestos clearance certificate varies depending on the size and complexity of the property. The cost of asbestos removal is generally higher and usually depends on the extent of the contamination.
If you're planning any type of work on a property that may contain asbestos, make sure to get an asbestos clearance certificate before proceeding. It's the only way to be sure that the property is safe for you and your workers. Call Bison for asbestos removal Melbourne wide today to discuss your asbestos removal and clearance requirements.