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Up until the early 90’s, asbestos saw frequent and widespread use in the construction industry. This means that if your home was built or renovated before 1991, there is a good chance it contains asbestos in one form or another.
This is where we come in!
The team at Ausbestos specialises in giving families like yours peace of mind by safety removing any asbestos present in the home. So, don't leave your family at risk, contact us now to organise a free quote and inspection from one our our licensed and accredited assessors.
Although friable asbestos - the most common type of asbestos found in Sydney homes is relatively harmless if intact, renovation activities can cause damage and release deadly asbestos fibres into the air as a result. Renovation activities like sanding, grinding, drilling, water blasting or cutting can all cause this.
Although a total asbestos ban was implemented in Australia in 2003, there is still a high volume of asbestos in the existing housing supply, specifically in houses built or renovated before 1991. Of the two types of asbestos found in these homes, non-friable is the most common.
The physical symptoms and extreme pain associated with conditions like mesothelioma shouldn’t be downplayed, but by only focusing on these physical symptoms we exclude the emotional and mental struggles of those diagnosed with asbestos related diseases.
Most homeowners are aware that asbestos can be found in walls and insulation in the roof, but did you know the deadly mineral can be found in variety of other places like underneath flooring, in water pipes or even in some paints?
Asbestos in Australia
Asbestos was not banned in Australia until 2003. This means that if your property was built or renovated before this date it is likely to contain some asbestos. Houses built prior to 1976 often contain large amounts of asbestos, with approximately 98% of homes built after 1954 relying heavily on asbestos fibre cement and roofing materials.