The northside of Brisbane is well known for its older homes – Queenslander style homes and post-war cottages are popular for those looking to live in the area. But with an older home comes the potential for asbestos materials used in the building of the home.
Products that contain asbestos that are undamaged aren’t too much of an issue, however, when the materials are disturbed, like during renovations, this is when harm is easily caused. Unfortunately, in many cases, you won’t know if you have been affected until 20 or 30 years down the track, which is why it is important to have your home inspected and tested prior to doing any renovations.
ICON Asbestos Removalists provide asbestos removal on the northside of Brisbane, offering services including:
- Wall asbestos removal
- Fence asbestos removal
- Asbestos roof removal and replacement
- Ceiling asbestos removal
- Vinyl floor tiles and vinyl sheet backing removal
When you are buying or renovating an older home, built pre-1990, you need to be aware of what parts of your home may contain asbestos. Our team of licensed asbestos removal experts offers an inspection and identification service to ensure your family is safe in your new home or during your renovation.
Why are pre-1990 homes at risk? Asbestos cement products developed in the 1920s, and highly popular in the building industry between the 1940s – 1980s as it was found to be durable and water resistant, as well as being great for wet areas (which is why you’ll often find it in bathrooms, laundries, and kitchens). It was during the 1980s that these products were phased out, and asbestos was banned from use here in Australia in 2003.
If your home was built post-1990, it is unlikely to contain asbestos products, however, they could have been used right up to the early 2000’s, so if you are suspicious, getting in a licensed asbestos removal contractor in northside Brisbane is a good idea.
Common places for asbestos to be found in older homes include:
- Roof sheeting
- Guttering and down pipes
- Internal and external walls, particularly in bathrooms, laundries and kitchen (asbestos has good water proofing qualities and was often used in wet areas.
- Vinyl floor tiles adhesives
- Sheet vinyl backing
- Fascia’s, gables and soffit’s
ICON Asbestos Removal are the top asbestos contractors in northside Brisbane and our aim is to streamline the removal process, making sure your asbestos removal on the northside of Brisbane is straightforward with minimal fuss.