Been looking at those ceilings in your office lately and wondering if they are safe? If damaged, ceiling asbestos removal is essential for the health of you and your staff members.
Ceiling asbestos can be in any building built prior to the early 1990’s, and is usually found in textured and decorative ceilings like popcorn ceilings. These ceilings are usually made from friable asbestos which means they can easily be reduced to a powder by hand if damaged.
If you have popcorn ceilings or are concerned that you may need ceiling asbestos removal in your office, the best thing you can do is contact an asbestos removal company, like Icon Asbestos Removal, who can assess the ceiling, look for any current or potential damage, and advise on whether you will need to remove and replace your ceiling.
Do I Need Ceiling Asbestos Removal?
Whether you need to remove the asbestos from the ceiling in your office generally comes down to whether the ceiling is damaged or whether you may be doing renovations at some point. If either of these is the case, then removing the asbestos from the ceiling is important. If the ceiling is in good condition, you may be able to leave it as is. In the long run, completely removing and replacing the ceiling is the best option.
Tips for Safely Working Around Ceiling Asbestos
If you are considering leaving your asbestos ceilings in place for now, there are some important tips to ensure you don’t disturb the asbestos materials within the ceiling:
- Do not drill into or use screws or nails in the ceiling
- Don’t install shelving high enough so that anything on the shelf may scratch the ceiling
- When moving furniture or tall items, be mindful to avoid the ceiling
- If you find the ceiling is starting to peel, is damaged or otherwise has the potential to be dangerous, have it removed immediately.
If you are considering ceiling asbestos removal in your Brisbane office, call the experienced and professional team at Icon Asbestos Removal. We can inspect your ceiling and offer options on removing and replacing.