Asbestos Testing Brisbane
Asbestos cannot be verified visually and needs to be sampled for accurate identification. For all of your Asbestos Testing Brisbane, contact DedAnt Building and Pest Inspections. Samples of suspected materials need laboratory testing to confirm the presence of Asbestos. One third of homes in Australia contain asbestos, and it was used widely until the 1980’s. Asbestos inspections are necessary before any home renovations or maintenance work that could expose anyone to the material. Asbestos can be found in many areas of the house, including walls, roof sheeting, guttering, fencing, carports and sheds.
How likely is it that my home contains Asbestos?
If your home was built prior to 1985, it is highly likely that your home contains asbestos. If you home was built between 1985 and 1990 it is somewhat likely that your home contains asbestos and if you home was built after 1990 it is unlikely.
Dedant Building and Pest Inspections offers Asbestos Testing services in Brisbane, Logan, Redlands, Moreton Bay Region, Ipswich, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast. Our Asbestos Inspectors have extensive industry experience to test accurately for the presence of asbestos in Brisbane homes.
Is Asbestos Testing done during a Pre-Purchase Inspection?
Asbestos Testing is not part of the scope of a Pre-Purchase Inspection. A test can be arranged however, the permission of the home owner is required before testing can be carried out. A small sample (around the size of 50c piece) will be sent for accurate identification. During a Pre-Purchase Inspection, the Inspector will comment on the likelihood that Asbestos is contained in the building.
I have Asbestos in my house, what do I do?
Asbestos is not dangerous while it remains fully intact. If the area is damaged, it becomes a health risk when fibres are released into the air and inhaled. Breathing in asbestos can cause Asbestosis, Lung Cancer or Mesothelioma. The risk of contacting these diseases is increased by the amount of exposure, the number of fibres inhaled and the amount of time somebody is exposed. Symptoms usually do not appear for 20 – 30 years.
See more information here regarding removal of Asbestos in Queensland.
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