The fibrous silicate minerals known as asbestos were used in many building materials right up until 1990, making them more prevalent in modern buildings than you’d think. But for the most part, the possibility of asbestos in your home should not be a concern. As the fibres are only dangerous when disturbed, the most critical time to arrange removal is before renovating or undertaking industrial projects. 

However, no matter how thoroughly you research, it is never recommended to remove asbestos yourself. Due to the health risks involved, licensed professionals should always be contacted for guidance. 

The Health Risks of Asbestos Removal

On a personal level, renovations to your home without first disposing of any asbestos containing materials could put yourself and your loved ones in harm’s way. When the fibres of asbestos become airborne we can easily breathe them in, which is known to cause serious, long-term health issues such as lung cancer. 

And on a public level, these risks are multiplied when the source is a worksite or other high-traffic area. Not only does the irresponsible handling of asbestos endanger workers, it could also endanger the customers of a commercial building. So, without competent inspection for the presence of asbestos on your property, the consequences of renovation are far too high to risk.

The Safest Way to Proceed

Calling a licensed, qualified, and experienced service to inspect your property is the best way to go. And if you’re looking for a reputable company with good finance options and great customer service, ICON Asbestos Removal is your number one choice. We hold an ‘A Class’ removal license, approved by Workplace Health and Safety Queensland, and can dispose of any kind of asbestos product quickly, safely, and cleanly. With full transparency on all work carried out and finance options to suit your budget, we leave your property risk-free – so you can get on with your project in peace! 

Contact us today on 0409 593 779 if you have any questions or concerns regarding asbestos removal.