Effective, Licensed and Safe Asbestos Removal in Melbourne
Back in the days, we didn’t know enough about certain materials that later turned out to be harmful. That’s particularly true for asbestos, which used to be widely used in the construction industry. While non-friable asbestos in good condition may not be dangerous, it’s not true for friable asbestos. The second type of asbestos is potentially very harmful and should only be removed by trained professionals such as WASP Blasting.
Why choose WASP?
- Licensed asbestos contractors
- Fully health and safety compliant
- ISO certified
- Over three decades of safe asbestos removal
- We know what to look for
- Affordable costs
- Take extra precaution to remove any environmental impact
- Be rest assured that you’re in professional hands
What is Asbestos?
Asbestos is a naturally occurring material. It was originally used in building materials for insulation and strengthening purposes until it was discovered to have direct harmful impacts on health and safety. However, asbestos can be harmless if they’re left undisturbed.
Their harmful effects only come into play when its fibres are released into the air. This is generally caused by damage to the asbestos material.
Disposing of Asbestos
To understand why it’s important not to play around with asbestos, it’s best to learn about when it’s dangerous. Friable asbestos is the most dangerous when it’s airborne. When removing it in an inadequate manner, it’s easy to do the wrong thing and turn it into a hazard. That’s also true for disposing of asbestos, which must be done with utmost care. At WASP Blasting we are trained specialists who understand these requirements and risks.
DIY Asbestos Removal
Because of the above-mentioned reasons, DIY asbestos removal isn’t recommended. What’s more, removal by an untrained person of any kind of asbestos is illegal in the ACT. Other states differentiate between types of asbestos and allow some limited removal of non-friable asbestos. However, you may not be able to evaluate properly which type you’re dealing with or understand the exact rules. Don’t risk your health and potential legal consequences. Trust specialists such as WASP Blasting to do the right thing.
Types of Asbestos
Chrysotile is white asbestos that is commonly found and used in today’s roofs, walls, floors, etc. Automotive manufacturers may also use it in brake linings, gaskets and boiler seals, while other product manufacturers may use it in ducts, appliances, pipes and more.
2. Tremolite and actinolite
Tremolite and actinolite are white, brown, transparent or grey asbestos that can be found as contaminants in chrysolite. They are, therefore, not used commercially.
Anthophyllite is a grey, green or white asbestos found as a contaminant in chrysolite. It is, however, generally used in insulation products, as well as in construction.
Crocidolite is blue asbestos used in spray-on coatings, plastic and cement, as well as to insulate pipes and steam engines.
Amosite is brown asbestos used in cement and to insulate pipes, boards, ceilings and more.
Why Remove Asbestos?
Exposure to asbestos has many dangers.
Firstly, asbestos is a human carcinogen, as breathing it in increases the chances of developing:
- Lung cancer
- Pleural disease and many more lung and respiratory conditions
Do You Need An Asbestos Removalist?
If you suspect that you have asbestos on your property or your business is affected by it, the first thing to do is to contact a specialist. WASP Blasting will be able to confirm for you whether, in fact, you’re dealing with asbestos. We will also evaluate the scope of work and the best plan of action. Last but not least, you’ll learn the estimated cost of our services on a given project.
At WASP, we take the safe removal of asbestos very seriously.
We only invest in cutting edge technology that will offer the best and most environmentally-friendly results.
In this way, we guarantee our clients reliable, safe, effective and licensed asbestos removal services in Melbourne.
So if you’re looking to professionally get rid of your asbestos problems at an affordable cost, we can help!
Each project comes with different types of asbestos, and in different sizes and severities. But, no matter the size or cost of the asbestos removal project, we do not compromise on quality.
Get a free quote tailored to provide you with the best solution for the removal of your asbestos.