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.
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?